A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY SIX OF “FAVOR”

The one big issue with using soft lights as your primary lighting source is that they don’t do a whole lot when you take them outside…



Posted on September 12, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FIVE OF “FAVOR”

When a crew is as small as the crew on FAVOR, you really notice when people are gone…



Posted on September 11, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FOUR OF “FAVOR”

There will be blood. Maybe. Or maybe not…



Posted on September 10, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY THREE OF “FAVOR”

All through Day 2, one of the chief topics of conversation was how to shoot a scene with prop glass…



Posted on September 9, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TWO OF “FAVOR”

You know how I said it’s generally a bad idea to film where you live? Well…here we go again…



Posted on September 8, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ONE OF “FAVOR”

I’m not entirely sure where the rumor originated that I wouldn’t take A Year Without Rent to Los Angeles…



Posted on September 7, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FOUR OF “CXL”

There’s nothing quite like a really long day of freezing cold exteriors to make you appreciate the simple joys of filming inside…



Posted on July 15, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY THREE OF “CXL”

I never thought we’d be filming at the Golden Gate Bridge, but that’s exactly what we’re doing. Of course, we have no permit…



Posted on July 14, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TWO OF “CXL”

If you’ve never been to San Francisco (or, at least this part of San Fran), it’s important to know that a lot of people park in private garages in what’s most easily described as the basement of their apartment building…



Posted on July 13, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ONE OF “CXL”

I’ve never worked in front of a green screen before, so when Sean Gillane tells me that his film CXL (stands for cancel) is going to involve some VFX green screen work, I’m pretty excited. Maybe intrigued is the better word…



Posted on July 6, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY THREE OF “TERMINAL LEGACY”

It’s so stupid, but one of my favorite things is when a grip or DP uses a c-stand to hold a branch. I have no idea why, but it strikes me a damned cool…



Posted on July 5, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY TWO OF “TERMINAL LEGACY”

Let’s talk for a second about the little things. Thanks to the internet (maybe you’ve heard of it?), every day on every film set in the world people check the weather report…



Posted on June 27, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ONE OF “TERMINAL LEGACY”

If you were to ask me what day in the calendar year would be the one where people are least likely to be doing yard work, one of my first guesses would be the day after Memorial Day…



Posted on June 26, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY ZERO OF “TERMINAL LEGACY”

I know they’ve already been shooting, so my Day 1 is really Day 10, with a bunch of locations around the city, including a morgue where the script supervisor may or may not have found a dead body…



Posted on June 25, 2011 by

A YEAR WITHOUT RENT: DAY FOUR OF “THE SUMMER HOME”

Assuming you’re more or less on schedule, a short day is everyone’s favorite day on a film. String enough 14+ hour days together and a 8 hour day sounds like a vacation…



Posted on June 21, 2011 by

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