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My oldest son with the slate.

(Do It Yourself Director of Photography Assistant Camera Digital Imaging Technician Assistant Director)

Saturday was not an originally scheduled shoot day but was a backup day to be used as a contingency in case we were falling behind. A lot of the crew must have had other commitments, though, so it became a sort of Do-It-Yourself kind of day.

Fortunately, I still had my gaffer and key grip—awesomely referred to as “E-squared.” All I need to do when I need them is yell out “E-squared!” and they come running, without fail. Yeah, they rule. We did lose our 1st, 2nd and 3rd ADs, set photographer and my camera assistant. We also lost our hair and makeup artist, but she found a replacement. There were also less people on set in general. Oddly, the day was actually more chill than any previous day. Still trying to figure out why. I think maybe because we had less to shoot—which certainly helped.

Anyway, just two shots from the day. I didn’t feel like going through all the footage. It was “the weekend” so I was kind of done with it. Week 2 starts now. We’ll see what sorts of fun we’ll have!

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