Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Third Day of Day 2
Today was the biggest day of Pandora Machine to date. I think we had a cast of 21 or so plus a crew of 3 (which for us is a huge crew). And we got off something on the order of 150 different shots. Most of those shots were completely different setups.
So yeah, I expect we broke 100 setups. I never thought I'd do more than a 100 setups in a day, but we did.
We shot in fabulous Gowanus, Brooklyn.
There were a lot of heroes today, but I gotta give it up to David Ian Lee. He was the fight director and he coordinated all the 16 fighting zombies. So he ended up de facto being the 1st AD. We don't usually use an AD so it was quite luxurious for me. Especially because David also storyboarded a good 3/4 of the day's shots. Heck, all I had to do was be the cameraman! ;-)
Because the day began so bright and sunny we had to hide in the shadows of buildings. And because we had so many guns we had TCD on set and, I gotta say, they were delightful.
Here's Dani Quisenberry, Nat Cassidy, Tom Rowen, David Ian Lee, and Tina Tanzer, facing off 'gainst the evil horde.
Tom Rowen lies on the ground being a whimpering pantywaist after he discovers he (Eric) can't really handle a gun.
Our entire cast and crew today. I can't thank you guys enough. Everyone was fantastic, professional and willing to put up with being very dirty and very far away from holding (read: "bathrooms"). We got to go to lunch with almost everyone (some people took the option to take off after they were wrapped to do things like go to work... whatever that is. ;-)
We had a massive fight with all these people and between David's preparation and everyone's focus we managed to get it all done in 6 hours. Yeah, that's longer than I like to go before we go to lunch and I feel a bit bad about it. But at least we wrapped the day by 5:30pm (for an 8:30am call.)
The Evil Horde:
Ryan P. J. Feltner
Here Nat Cassidy and Tina Tanzer see the Alpha for the first time.
Today's picture wrap in Gowanus. Like I said, TCD were really great. You'll remember these guys from our first day of shooting. Yes, that's Tina wearing a police cap and it looks tres tres supercop on her.
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