Monday, July 30, 2007

All wet.

We shot Saturday and Sunday, and environmental conditions were miserable both days. The heat was one thing, but the humidity... It was so humid our paper and gaffer tape wouldn't stick and our makeup effect glue wouldn't stick (it's hard to make a movie without adhesives). Our film was sticky, which wasn't good because it jammed up the camera magazine. I mean, it was so humid I thought it might start raining inside the warehouse. Still, I still had a great time.

We fired off real big blanks in a real big working gun. We pretended to rip off a guy's arm. Somebody flailed around with a simulated missile in their simulated mouth. We had fog machines and crazy lighting, a dune buggy, airlock doors, and fake blood all over the place. It felt like we were a bunch of 12-year-olds making movies in somebody's parents' basement.

The only bad thing was we didn't get everything done. I figure we still have about two pages of stuff to shoot at Atrox. So we'll try again weekend after next.

5 comments:

Trap said...

It may have been a simulated missile, but that was a REAL mouth. I can still taste the smoke. :-)

Chance Shirley said...

True. I should have said "real mouth with simulated teeth!"

If it makes you feel any better, I can still smell fake fog and fake blood...

Sanford said...

Hey, Trap...You're lucky you aren't still tasting the fire extinguisher I was holding! I thought I was gonna have to put your face out on the third take! ;-)

Chance Shirley said...

It's all fun and games until somebody gets a mouthful of fire extinguisher chemicals.

Sanford said...

True.