Well, it’s been an incredible few days. Shooting on Untitled Search for God started on Tuesday and I literally have not had time to write anything about it for the blog. We’ve got tomorrow morning off, so I have a little time to write something. Apologies all around if it doesn’t make much sense.
We started off on our first day with a location shoot at the top of Bingham Hill. It was there that we learned the true meaning of the phrase, “Holy crap, that’s a lot of wind.” but on the plus side, things went well and we wrapped at about the right time, and although the takes all pretty much sounded like crap, they looked quite nice. And I got an enormous sunburn on my neck, which is only now starting to heal.
Day two took us to the location for John’s house: a trailer just outside of LaPorte, owned by some truly wonderful and tolerant people. This day was kind of a nightmare, because we were shooting day-for-night and so had to black out all the windows with trash bags and it wound up taking us all day.
Yesterday and today we shot in the same location, but went a lot smoother. People all did their jobs admirably and we wound up shooting 17 pages of the script yesterday, and today we even managed to wrap on time!
There’s lots of stories to tell, and I don’t really have the time or energy to tell them right now, so I’ll tell you what: I’ll be jotting down notes of interesting or funny things that happen on set, and then next month when all this commotion has died down, I’ll go back and start writing them up and posting them. Remind me later to tell you the one about the vampire shit. And of course the chunky vomit. And my hair.
Shooting continues tomorrow evening, and then each and every one of the ensuing fifteen days. Bleh. It makes me tired just thinking about it.