Today we had over 13 pages to shoot but didn’t quite make it in our 12-hour time frame. Â I think we could’ve gotten our day if we were able to go a little longer. Â It just means we have to shoot on Saturday, which is what I was planning on anyway. Â No biggie. Â We finally got our video village situation sorted out. Â By mid-morning, we had a 20-some inch monitor for the director to watch. Â It was so much nicer and easier, I’m sure, for her.
On the Day 1 post, I mentioned how there were no f-stops on the Nikon lenses so you have to jimmy-rig a system to “know” what f-stop you’re at. Â On the YouTube video tutorial of the Nikon mount (starting at about 3:30), they go through a process of how to mark one-stop intervals on the Red’s histogram chart on the monitor. Â It consists of a piece of tape and some pen markings. Â Here’s a photo of mine, although I think I could’ve done a more thorough version, but it suffices. Â It really is a pain, but at least it’s something.
Nathan Petty has been taking some great photos on set. Â He happens to also be one of the lead actors in the film. Here are some of the photos he took from yesterday’s shoot.[cols] [col class=”1/2″]
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Because we had so many shots to do, I decided to not use any dolly shots all day. Â But, I did manage to sneak one in as our first shot and then abandoned the dolly. Â We also did a couple of one-shot scenes with no coverage for time’s sake. Â On the last feature I shot with this production company, Stand Strong, we had a much longer script and 12 days to do it so a very large portion of our scenes were one-shots. Â We aimed to do much more coverage on this film and, so far, we’ve been doing pretty good. Â I’m very glad about that.
Here are some frame grabs of the day that I nabbed before I left the set: