“We need to shoot a million pages in the lead actor’s tiny apartment in three days!!”
Working in the low budget indie world this actually wasn’t the first time I’ve had to deal with a situation like this.
One potential solution to speed things up a big is to hang a temporary lighting grid. Put everything on dimmers. Actors can go everywhere. No light stands to worry about when you turn around. And if you do it right, everything comes down without leaving a trace behind. It’s not perfect — You might not be able to make super fine tweaks and definitely don’t try to look up… but hey you’re trying to move quick so you gotta make some sacrifices somewhere :)
This particular case was on the set of Sun Kim and D.J. Holloway’s SAG ultra-low budget feature Innocence Blood, a film on which I had the great pleasure of serving as key grip along with gaffer Mike Jones and DP Francisco Bulgarelli. And yeah, we were really shooting in the lead actor’s apartment!
Video after the jump.
Desert Roadkill Poster
Desert Roadkill, a short I shot with Writer/Director Michael Carreño is playing at the Nevermore Film Festival at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC on February 18th and 19th, 2012!
Hopefully this will be the first of many festivals for this fun little film! Congrats to all the cast and crew, especially to Al… this was really your baby.
“Desert Roadkill” will be playing as part of the “They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara!” program of shorts on Saturday, February 18th at 4:20pm and on Sunday, February 19th at 12:10pm.
I’m redoing my website.
You can still find the old blog (which hadn’t been updated in over a year) at blog.twentysix.net for now. I don’t know what to do with the really really old stuff, but it’s gone for now.
I’m still trying to figure out how to organize all the different aspects of my life into one site so I’ll be adding here and there when I can. Eventually sections for personal pictures and videos should appear… as well as something for my video gaming alter ego, the Grove Street Gambler.
These are some car rigs I helped Key Grip Dwight Stone build on a spec commercial shoot by Josh Day back in November 2011. I’m pretty sure this was my first Arri Alexa shoot.
Videos after the jump.
- My GoPro is all ready to go! Oh yeah and the Alexa, too.
- Door rig that didn't end up in the final cut