At 8:15 am the sky was filled with dark clouds and the rain was falling gently. By the time we were set up and ready to shoot at 9:30, the sky was clear and no rain was to be seen until tonight as I post this and it is raining again...
So here is the day's shoot. (all photos taken by my two sons Zack and Max)
Greg Minick stepped in to work the camera. We went to high school together(learned video production from the same guy - Chuck) but never really made the connection after attending the same church for over a year. It was a funny moment when we realized that we graduated at the same time...odd. He did great work today.
This is Lilly's hand gun. We never shot it last year and today we got the close up we needed.
It was extremely cold, despite the sun and cloudless sky and I had provided a thermos full of hot water for the actresses to use to keep wet since the rain did not co-operate. Here you can see steam rising from Megan (Switch before the mutilation) as she douses herself with the hot water.
Tarina spent most of the time in a tree, tho we let her down toward the end.
Then at 1:30 I shot the scenes of Luke (Clarr) that disappeared mysteriously, and I can now say that shooting of our actors is done. I am going to the Hunter location tomorrow to get the background plate shots for Ron's Garum effects and the green screened Drifters. Then thats it. We add sound and dialog and it's finished. For the first time I can actually see the movie coming to an end. By Sunday night, I'll have a completed rough cut. The only thing missing will be the added effects. I'm psyched.