This producer just tells me that he lost a $1300 pair of sunglasses the last time he rode a roller coaster. Excuse me. Did you say $1300 pair of sunglasses? Why the @$%# would you A) Offer me only 1 day of prep for a feature and pay everyone only half of their daily rate B) Own a $1300 pair of sunglasses
Shit. It’s Monday again?!
Night Owls is the name of the Indie movie I’m about to wrap tomorrow. It broke a few records for me, for sure.
It was 6 day weeks (When I asked them to pay double for the sixth day they said yes, so I said okay)
It started the day after The Shangri La Suite ended, so I worked 11 days straight. Considering it was night shoots, you could round it up to 12
After 1 day off, we returned for another 6 days of night shoots. Thats two new records for me- 12 night shoots within 13 days- And 17 days on set with only one day off
Now with 2 days left of Night Owls, I’m adjusting to the day shoots, but sleeping is tough. We all got maybe 1 hour the first day of transition. And 4 the second. But I just got 7 hours last night, and I look forward to my busy day.
As I’m wrapping up Night Owls, I’m prepping for the next feature, my family is visiting in 2 days, and my ETSY store is selling a lot and breaking new records too. I have never been this blessed and busy. 2014 you are awesome.
I’m most definitely looking forward to taking a few days off with my family :)
I’ve booked 3 straight gigs! Thats 3 features, in a row!
Giggity Giggity Giggity
Every time someone says “We’re gonna wrap early tonight”
Sometimes, when I’m adding 8ths of pages, I count the 8ths on my fingers
White blue pink yellow green goldenrod buff salmon cherry tan gray ivory doubles
We have 1 hour left to finish our movie
As we near the end of our shoot, all day it seemed “Thats a picture wrap on Avon” “Thats a picture wrap on Emily” “Thats a picture wrap on Tatonka”
It’s making me feel sad. I never want this movie to end
Here’s an example:
If we’re following hand held, or if we are panning all the way with an actor, I might say to the director “Let’s do one take, having the actor just cross clean out of frame. For safety. (And for an extra option in the editing room.) What do you think?”
It’s our last week shooting “The Shangri-La Suite!” It’s been a dream! I want to keep going. If anyone needs a script supervisor, my availability is opening up again next week :)Post note: I got one! It starts the day after we wrap, and finishes right when my family comes to town. How lucky! And how quickly! I’m so so grateful, and already looking forward to this next feature