We are now past the half way of filming and touch wood things have been going well. Filming has run so far to time and have only had to re-shoot 3 shots so far, so we are on target to finish the majority of the filming on Friday all being well.
The days have been quite long and at times it has all felt a little repetitive but our cast and crew have performed brilliantly and allowed us to progress at great speed, averaging 8 minutes of script a day! The only downside has been that we haven't been able to get the moving shots we would have liked. Maybe we can squeeze some in at the end of the week.
The story has started to build now as we're filming in sequence and have been moved to tears myself watching the superb acting from Leah Nicholson, who should be immensely proud of her performances. This wouldn't have been possible without the equally excellent performance from Jim Henson and the two supporting artists Paul Goldstraw and Edwin Kilby. A great days filming and cant wait to see the story progress the rest of the week.
The countdown has begun. Just under a week until filming begins on the main story of Significant Witness our latest Production.
After months of planning, scripting, casting, rehearsing and more planning we start shooting the interview scenes on Monday 31st July.
It is going to be a long week, especially as all the filming takes place in one room and there are a lot of lines to remember, all of which are really hard as sometimes they are an ok, a nod or a yes, but what order do they come in or is it two nods, and then a yeah!
We have an extremely talented cast who I know are going to be fantastic... all we have to do is capture their performances and hope we don't have to do it all too many times!
Let the filming commence.
This weekend saw the start of filming for our latest production, 'Significant Witness'. After a shaky start (last minute cast replacement) we managed to get through a whole days filming.
Thanks to Simone Clarke, Charlie Bliss (and Mum), Leah Nicholson and our victim Lindsay Townley for all their efforts.
Now our crime has been committed we can prepare all our evidence ready for filming the first week of August.
Just one more rehearsals to go before we film and still lots of planning to do…
Last Monday we held our second round of auditions and managed to cast three more roles.
The improvised audtions worked well and it was great to see some talented actors/acrtresses. We look forward to working with them shortly.
Rehearsing is coming along well, we just need to have the cast learn their lines now so we can concentrate on the delivery not the reading.
Well it has begun! Rehearsals for the new film have started with the main scenes actors having been cast. Jim and Leah have a huge number of lines to learn and already they are beginning to deliver them with the believability and emotion that we are hoping for the shoot. Leah in particular has shown her talent and ability in drawing in the viewer with some tears that have even us humble producers feeling her ‘pain’.
Next steps are to audition and cast the flashback actors and work Jim and Leah hard so they live their parts so much that the filming becomes a walk in the park!! That is until sound, light, camera and other elements of the filming process require them to do it again and again!
A public well done to all the work done so far and the usual reminder to them to keep learning lines so that they can be directed with the little inflexions and actions that will take their performances to the outstanding that we know they will be.