Sweet Sorrow September 8, 2007Posted by William J. Meyer in Jack's Production.
Today, Saturday, we finished shooting at our main location, the titular house that Jack built. At lunch I was drained, feeling certain that we did not have enough time for all three scenes plus some pickups. I’d like to thank the producers for pushing me at the half-way point. We were able to capture a particularly emotionally dark scene in the time alloted. The whole team (Jeff, Georgia, Cerissa, and Chris) pitched in, and we forged ahead. Granted, we now have three or four inserts to grab, but we will successfully manage them at a different location. As they are somewhat technical shots, it will be for the best to have a little bit more time.
One unexpected highlight of the day came when Jeff handed over the camera and I operated. The power! I was really jazzed feeling the tether of emotion between the characters and the camera.
At the end of the day we caught a few shots that will head up a sequence set at a different real-world location, but at the same movie-world location. Here’s a photo of Jack from that scene, as he sets off for work. I was going for a comical costume, but now I think he’s bad-ass.