Working at the beach today- it was a 360 degree shot, so I teamed up with wardrobe and dressed in 1970s garb, so I could keep my eye on the action and my ipad hidden under the towel.
Day 5 and already I’m fancying myself a deipnosophist. Maybe it’s because this crew is so interesting to talk to…
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Sarah Elizabeth Jones. And I’m holding space for healing, for her crew members who were also injured by the accident. Sarah, a brilliant member of her camera crew and our film community, went to work on Thursday, in Georgia, and left her earthly life due to an unfortunate train accident. They were doing camera tests or pre-shoots for a film. No medics were hired. Many crew and an actor were in danger, and the worst unraveled… I hope Sarah’s life shines brightly, so that we won’t forget… Safety is no accident. We must take care to our crew’s safety, and look out for each other. If the situation is unsafe, please stand up and say so. Our loss of Sarah is felt across the world.
I’ll be working with 16mm again! You know what that means?
36 ft = 1 minute
And I’ma be circling those takes
"Print! Check the gate! Moving on" is how its gonna be. Just runnin’ and gunnin’ and I can’t wait.
At the beginning of our production meeting Dave Halls said, “I’m counting on you all to bring the grease, because we are gonna have to work together like a machine. A well-oiled machine”
WENT TO A PRODUCTION MEETING TODAY
SAID ONLY ONE THING = GOT THREE HIGH-FIVES
Yesterday I subbed for a friend, Script Supervising for a BET show with Talk Show Hosts. It was fun. It was a different experience. I’m glad to have this glimpse into entertainment from another angle… A little break from the pre-production I’ve been doing.
Because on a totally different note this week, I’m reading and re-reading a feature length script. It’s a period piece with 180 incredible scenes. This begins shooting next week. It will be my first union script supervising job and I just love features. So enough Tumblr for now… I’ll catch you kids later :)
If you’re new to the film business, you need to know how to call out Scene Numbers: A rookie will announce “22 D” — But “22D” sounds like “22B, 22C, 22E…” Don’t make this mistake. Use the phonetic alphabet.
"22 DELTA, Take 1, Marker!" is clean, crisp, and sexy.
This ARCHER joke is funny because he misses the point, and uses a word that’s just as confusing. Obviously, don’t do that.
Like a filmmaker playing with genre, it’s clutch to understand traditional ways of narrating a story, before bending the rules. So next time you’re on set, try out the military phonetic alphabet. Once it comes naturally, you can pepper in some personalizations.
(My personal favorites are G: Gonzo and H: Horchata)
Happy Valentines! I don’t know if you believe in it or not. But whether you’re a pessimist or an idealist, I think you will heart this video we made at College Humor.
Click the link above to see “Why Engagement Rings Are A Scam”