It’s Monday, and we’ve made it through our second weekend. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s “shaky-cam” video. I’ll make more of those as time permits.
We started on Friday with scene 26. Please excuse me if I don’t tell what scenes are about. I’m trying to keep this semi-spoiler-free. Erik did a guest directing spot here and did a great job. We have some awesome shots to work with. We used the fog machine a lot on the bar door. For a while I thought someone would call the fire department because of all of the smoke pouring out. We shot the whole scene on steadicam, which is always a lot of fun for me. We did shots from the top of a ladder, and some with me lying on the floor… all with the trusty steadicam.
At night we moved on to the end of the pool table scene where Darwin finally gets asked about his backpack. It was on the last line of this scene that we used the infamous “shaky-cam”. (see previous blog for the short video) I got the shaky-cam idea from rereading “The Evil Dead Companion” last month. Great book.
We spent all of Saturday on scene 21, a very emotional scene with Darwin. We didn’t leave until after 5am on Sunday. It’s a very long scene. We did one camera set-up where I was shooting from the top of the pool table. I came close to falling off at least once. Probably not the best idea, since I was exhausted by this point. We finally did finish though.
Here’s a some more pictures from the first weekend that I like: