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17.08.2019

Beaten by the weather

After 6 days of continual filming we were finally beaten by the British weather with only one more day to go.

Most of the film is now in the can and have had to schedule the next bit in September to suit everyone’s diaries. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us then.

The Team worked very well together by the end of the week and have got some great footage. It takes a while to find a rhythm that works for everyone.

We’ve had our fair share of technical problems along the way. One day we didn’t record sound correctly. We also had monitor problems too. The cable broke, the replacement didn’t have the right address on it, when it did arrive the monitor stopped working and then on the final day it rained stopping all filming. It’s a wonder we managed to record anything.

With only 4 more small scenes to record, the end is in sight. Basic editing has already begun to try and find anything we’ve missed and at the moment we’re on track for getting the film complete for Christmas. Just got to learn the best way to dub our sound.


Beaten by the weather
 

13.08.2019

Filming

Hello! We haven't written a post in a while so I thought we'd better check in!

Filming on location this week. In true British style the weather hasn't always been kind so a few last minute schedule changes for the week. On top of the weather filming outside also has us up against dogs, planes, children and other summer holiday noise. We filmed some very excited scenes yesterday which I'm sure will help the film go out with a bang!

Just a quick thank you to the local business and people who have supported us and our needs.


Filming
 

10.07.2019

Filming Day 2

Another successful evenings filming is now in the can as they say (on a memory card these days).

We had to re-shoot one shot from the week before due to a problem with the angle, luckily the light levels were similar and were able to manoeuvre vehicles in the background to allow us to match from the week before.

We also filmed our car cut aways from the previous weeks scenes completing the filming for those scenes.

We then filmed our last scene in that location.  We didn’t manage to film everything we had planned due to the light fading but have enough to complete.  

Sound at this location has proved very tricky due to traffic noise and air conditioning hum.  Hopefully we can filter some of these out at the editing stage.

We now have one more rehearsal before people go on their summer holidays, the majority of the filming is then planned for mid-August.


Filming Day 2
 

02.07.2019

And ACTION!

Yesterday was our first day of actual filming! Hopefully something made the cut. We had our extras on set too. Those who haven't filmed before will learn that a single camera film can get quite repetetive but it will all make sense in the end. Filming won't be done in order so it will be a bit like pieces of a puzzle. I'm excited to see the final picture! Also a massive thank you to our extras last night, we look forward to seeing you in August!


And ACTION!
 

25.06.2019

Production Meeting

Good meeting tonight in the absence or our actors where practical planning in terms of nailing down locations to scenes, equipment for each scene, and camera shots all came under close scrutiny.

It’s all coming together with the only fear being inclement weather. Some contingency put in place but a week of rain will make it very challenging as there are a lot of outdoor scenes in this film. But that won’t happen will it?

We are still after a sound man so if anyone knows anyone who is interested in learning a bit of the technical side of filming point them to us. Some of our previous technical people are now working within the industry very successfully.


Production Meeting