The last week or two has zoomed by in a blur, as we approach the start of the shoot. With just over two weeks to go, things (touch wood – we don’t want a ‘Lost in La Mancha’ scenario!) are going well. We have had a few issues – Holly (our Script Supervisor) got Mongolian tick fever, we had a brief scare when we thought a barn owl was nesting in one of the sets (turns out it just went there to eat and regurgitate pellets) and we have had a series of baby starling deaths (they seem to be falling out of the nest in the prop storage room… or were they pushed?).
Yesterday saw an influx of HoDs – the top bods from camera, sound, sfx, editing and set dec came to visit and discuss the sort of things film makers discuss – eg the relative merits of various smoke machines, what kind of wall paper a brilliant 12-year-old child would prefer and just how many Canon 5Ds will be on set during the shoot. BTW The answer to the Canon question looks to be 5, which I guess is equivalent to 25D).
Craftily I forgot to take any video footage (well, actually we were just way to busy to dawdle and gawk at a camera), so to make up for it I am going to share these few images of Stephen and Conrad’s workshop with you. I shan’t show much – more of a Victorian era tantalising glance at a ladies ankle, then a ‘show and tell’.