Doug's Production Diary 20

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Today was hot! And muggy!! was a most uncomfortable day, especially up in the brick oven that Dan and I call "home." :)

Most of it was spent waiting around, as our shoot entailed evening time frame. We had 2 scenes planned:

1) The boys' come to some conclusions on a bridge.
2) Silver Man's tale of woe - a date with Brandy gone wrong.

Both were to be at Chagrin River Park on Lost Nation Boulevard. Bridge scene was scheduled for 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Date scene from 9:00-10:00 p.m. It didn't pan out that way.
Brandy's car was not working (and she lives 45 minutes away in Ashtabula). Jason never called, so we didn't get the scene. But we will!!

The Bridge scene, however, felt really good. It was a rocky start, as Christian was having quite a time with his lines. But after a few moments he got the rhythm down. Thankfully (?) our sound was unimportant for this since there was no doubt we'd be doing it over later, so Dan was free to look at the scenes more and coordinate with our storyboards much easier.

Mostly just shot from two main, or principal, angles and then got filler angles (for comedic/dramatic purposes). I am enjoying acting a lot more, especially with Brett and Christian. I still prefer to be behind the camera, though. But it's always good to be well-rounded. There's a lot of little "tricks" to acting that I'm picking up. I'm sure all of the experiences will come in handy in the future.

Pretty short, easy day of shooting overall. Dan and I will have to see about doing more tomorrow.

We're getting there!!