So I learned a lot from a recent Red Hood shoot as director. I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys while it's still fresh in my mind. I hope you guys find these experiences helpful and let me know if you want me to explain anything that may be an issue
So we had a great evening shoot with the cast and crew shooting "Forward". Filmed in the basement of the Bank of America building in downtown Lakeland. It was a full night with extras and some brilliant actors Chuck Fonshell Jr. as "Horace" and J.J. Crowne as "Abe". We decided to cross the 180
Okay, so I should have written this about 2 months ago. Time got away from me so here I am writing this a week before our first shoot. Sets We decided to build a set this time different than our last film where we just chose great locations. However, it made the process much more
So I wanted to shoot a scene of The Covet with a snorricam but they are crazy expensive and the how to DIY videos online I didn't like any of them. So I used a photo from the Arrow to make my own. In this video we discuss that process.
So we went back and shot the alley scene again. The one we were rained on the first time remember? If not here's that post. It was dry this time and the hotel lights were working as well which was the whole reason we chose this location to shoot. You can see the hotel over his head in this frame.
Well, it was a great night of shooting at the Trader's Pawn Shop in Central Florida. We had a decent crew of about 6 amazing hard working individuals. I learned the importance of an First AD to keep me on track with the shot list. Usually, I wear that hat as the director.
So this shoot was 4 days after hurricane Irma and hadn't rained since the storm. Well, the night of the shoot it decided to pour! That put us about 1.5 hours behind as the actors were scheduled to show at 8:30p and we were just setting up. Talk about frustrating but we pushed forward.