Thursday, September 20, 2007

On the Set: Day 3

I despise how I look in the picture above but I didn't take many pictures today, plus my mug hasn't appeared in an "on the set" entry yet. I did do some video today, which will appear online in the near future.

So this morning, following that tasteful last paragraph from yesterday, I had what was the worst night of sleep ever in my life. I woke up confused, and would fall back asleep to terrible nightmares. That really sucked. This morning I picked up Jonathan at the train station, did a little Starbucks run, picked up Angela, and met Bob and the crew on the set at the little motel. The motel was the only location for the whole day, so it should've been a quick shoot, right?

Nah.

Much of the shoot was outdoors, so we dealt with the usual "wait for quiet and constantly adjust lighting for the sun" griefs. We got into the motel for the indoor shots, and once again we were somewhat rushed so a lot of ideas I've had for months had to be compromised. That, mixed with some other stuff that I don't feel right mentioning, led to a rough day. Hopefully it looks good though. I foresee a tough...tough editing process in the future.

I should mention some good though. Jonathan had his first day on set today and he was great, and also an absolute pleasure to be around. He's going to go far. Angela was also great and I can really tell that she's growing into the character. She always comes in prepared and I'm very proud of the job she's doing. My crew continues to be a lot of fun to be around, and they're totally my type of people. And big ups to Sam at the motel front desk for being cool and calling me his friend. He's getting a mention in the end credits.

We don't film again until Saturday, so it's back to work for me tomorrow morning. After the night I had last night, I'm actually afraid to go to bed. Directing is fun but it's making me realize how much I miss just writing. What's funny is that this entire experience has already forever changed me...and yet there's still so much more to go. I'm trying my hardest to muster up all of my courage for this one.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

KUDOS FOR EVERYONE PAST TWO DAYS best bob

Anonymous said...

CREW: you guys are the best ever bob

Anonymous said...

JONATHAN: thanks bob

Anonymous said...

FUNNY FACE ANGIE-COLA BABY: You know how I feel BEST EVER X BOB

Anonymous said...

RALPHY RALPHY RALPHY: Baby your the greatest, compassion was needed you gave it, you will go far because of it, it shows your passion for the human spirit, I COULD GO ON FOREVER, but you know how I feel BEST RESPECT BOB

Vinny Bove said...

You're doing great, Ralphy boy. I know this has been a singularly draining experience, but hey, you're popping your feature-film-directing cherry here! I'm sure your next film (Attack of the Subterranean Jell-O Midgets) will be soooo much easier...

Anonymous said...

Zungre:

yo that was my toughest day. i think i was nervous for the first day or something but man i think we had some good moments and man didn't angela look pretty!! i also loved screaming.