The police came, they checked our weapons. They were impressed -- the guns are non-firing plastic toy guns but our man Brian, who can seemingly do anything painted them and souped them up so they look weathered and real.
We had one officer on the ground and another on the roof. But that wasn't till we got to Bed Stuy. Firstly:
Tom Rowen and Dani Quisenberry on a fabulous roof in Bushwick. They're watching the robots. The robots are coming. It is not, nor can it come, to good.
What did I learn? I learned that the Panasonic GH1
- seemingly the "2" white balance in still mode equals the "1" white balance in movie mode. I am sure I have done something weird but that seems to be the way things are.
- is awesome because you just flip a switch and you go from shooting the movie to taking the stills for the movie. That saves a bunch of time
- gives me a stop or maybe 2? more than I'm used to in the highlights. I'm seeing natural skin tones (exposure-wise, not color-wise since we're going for this very cold look) without blowing out.
This is my new rock band. From left to right that Nat Cassidy, David Ian Lee, Tom Rowen, and Tina Tanzer.
Nat, Tom, David, Tina, and officer Rob (officer Bill was downstairs)! Note that only one of the four guns in this picture is real.
Hooray! An easy day and a nice way to wrap up the first day of shooting. More the day after tomorrow.