We had a pretty big weekend this past weekend. We had 3 10 hour night shoots at a parking garage downtown. We had an actor come up from Dallas, Christopher Nash, that did a fantastic job (pictured above in the suit.) We had another actor, Adam Jones, who recently moved here from LA, who did an excellent job as our police investigator.
Lucas Ross, the other half of the 2 Movie Guys, shot a couple days with us, as Gary who is recovering from a broken neck, hence the halo.
Oh…and Emoly West, Miss Oklahoma 2010, played our news reporter.
Needless to say, we felt pretty special this weekend.
One of the things about shooting in a well lit area, like the parking garage, is you have to pick the location that looks the best. For example, one of the director’s storyboards had a wide shot from directly behind. The lighting in the garage flattened everything out, so we shifted the angle and used our ARRI kit to accentuate the lighting and that really helped create some shape to the image.
There was also a couple of instance where taking light away was necessary, which consisted of black wrapping the light to keep it from blasting everywhere. That allowed us to create an appropriate fill to match our backlight.
Most of these stills haven’t been color treated, all the lighting in the parking garage was Jersey Shore orange, but can be treated to some degree.
We only have about 6 days left of shooting and we get this next weekend off so after Memorial Day we’ll have only 1 weekend remaining! After that, it’ll be nothing but editing and a couple Vfx shots, no big deal right?
Here’s the rest of the pics from this weekend.
While shooting the elevator shots, although we had permission to be there, we didn’t have permission to lock down the elevators for our personal use. So at one point a women got on with myself and the director, and we had to warn her that when we reached the bottom floor the doors would open and a SWAT team would aim their firearms at us. She laughed and thanked us for the warning.
One more thing, now you can follow the movie on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep up with what’s going on and see some behind the scenes stuff.