Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Behind the Scenes

Last week I was consumed with organizing a film shoot. This is something I LOVE. There is nothing quite like getting all your ducks in a row, and prepping a shoot. And the pay-off of being cocooned in a studio, and working one's way through a shot list is great. When everything is going right it is almost as satisfying as making a baked good that actually LOOKS LIKE THE PICTURE IN THE BOOK!!! (When everything is going WRONG - well - that's another story best left for another day. If I were to cough up a baking analogy here, it would start with the word FRANKEN and end with the word PIE.)

Friday was a great day in which almost everything went our way (except for the part where I left to pick up a last minute prop, only to discover that half of east Vancouver had been closed due to a police incident and traffic was being re-routed all over hell's high acre.) This presented an arm- gnawing moment of anxiety, which dissipated once I was once again ensconced in the walls of the studio (arm still in tact).

Here's the thing about being on set: there are SO many darn photo ops. Really, it's enough to fill a girl's memory card to the point of overflowing. But I was all with "the working" so there wasn't a lot of time to simply enjoy all the niftiness surrounding me, but I did sneak a couple of moments to steal these:

Gel. It makes images look great, and it looks great in images!

Never come between a gaffer and his gel kit.... (but check out how organized he is! When the DP called for "a quarter blue", Tony was able to reach out and put his hand right) on it!

If I were a REAL girl, I'd know how to apply stuff like this. And in fact, it's so darn nifty looking, that I'm almost tempted to buy it just to look at all the purdy colours!

I loved our crew. There is NUTHIN' like a great film crew. And ours was BEYOND great.

1 comment:

  1. I totally hear you on the makeup! I wouldn't know what to do with it, but it's so pretty I feel awfully tempted to buy it. Maybe when I grow up I'll finally figure it all out. :)