Just like the first hotel shoot I figured we would finish up this scene and move on to the next. Boy was I wrong. We were there for 10 hours and didn’t get through our shot list. I’m pretty open to cutting shots from the list but we were just needing to shoot some complicated blocking.
In order to keep down on time we did shoot some master moving shots to help but there was one scene where we had to break a mirror and we only had one. So imagine my concern about getting it right since the whole scene kind of depended on it. Needless to say the mirror didn’t cooperate and I ended up having to do something different than what I had in mind.
We had a few props this time around which included working televisions. I really wanted an old vintage set but couldn’t find one close by or cheap. I found one that was cheap but it weighed a ton and I didn’t have the time to drive to Tampa to retrieve it by the shoot day.
We also had some difficulties with how we were going to light an entire upstairs floor to look like moonlight with only a hand full of lights. We also had to carry them up 7 flights of stairs since the elevator doesn’t work in this old building. Brutal.
Overall we captured some great footage and the story is feeling more complete day by day.