Thursday, June 11, 2009
Day 4 Tuesday nite
Had a midday to nite shoot. We set up a space to look like the interior of a crack house, well it was decorated more
like a hip art crack house instead of poor inner city type. The art decorator got carried away and I said, "go
head" We got some good photos we'll post here soon too.
11:36 am pdt
Everytime I work on a project I meet some typical
"want to be actor or crew person" that doesn't know how hard (but fun) film shoots can be. I had the typical
over excited person, ready to work on crew, be there morning, noon and night but when the camera started rolling
and he realized it's not as glamorized as when you watch a movie in the theater, he bailed. It's happened to
all of us. Got an actress ask why she had to do her lines over and over again, "because you aint doin it right"
Yea, filmmaking can be a lot of fun, but it's long hours, tidious, stressful for some and certainly not glamorous.
And not for everybody.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Got some great stuff today in San Francisco. Rainman pulled his hammy so we had to slow down or even cut out some of
the running scene. I made him run up a very long hill, using a 300meter lens. But thats not what did it.
I tell him to take his time and run average speed, he takes off like he's at the Belmont Stakes and pow, pulled muscles.
So all you athlectic actors out there just remember, the director knows best. Oh yea, used that cool moving shot on
a dolly that Spike does. Got some good stuff. No it's not copying, somebody did it before he did. But
we should pay tribute to the person who perfected it also. thanks Spike, later
7:26 am pdt
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tired, tired, not from being on set but from being up so many hours. Didn't want to post tonight but just gotta
give props to the Anti-Violence M crew kids. They have to be so patience waiting for us to get them when we said we'd
be ready for them like uh, couple hour ago. Oh, these kids can eat. Good thing I'm not doing a kids movie, the food
budget would be higher than the film. Kudos to Giovanni for casting a great bunch of kids for both day. Thanks
Gio. So gotta go rock again. Peace.
11:22 pm pdt