Sam Israel and Hope Williams receive some direction regarding the best way to express intense emotional pain in a medium two shot when the cut-off point is the at the knees. Antoinio Zapian Luna is working the boom pole.
On Monday, we shot the opening scene in my garage. The lighting wasn't the best; I will need to bring a portable light kit with me to the reshoots. It wasn't terrible, however. My actors are fantastic; their skills are equivalent to if not better than many professionals. It's too bad the sprinklers went off in the middle of our shoot, it kind of ruined some of the audio. I also experimented with a shot involving Sam in the rearview mirror of a car and as he drove away, I managed to capture Hope in the same shot. It was wonderful. . .and beautiful. . .and interrupted by a crew member wearing plaid on a scooter. *sigh* Still, using what I had, I put together a rough cut that has been met with positive reviews and made my mom cry. It is a sad scene, so success!