Scenes with minor characters, extras and non-speaking parts who do not impact the main characters and their essential story, are now cancelled or delayed until the covid19 madness is over.
before / after
Filming began with an indoor artistic space due to bad weather outside... the show must go on! There was no easel because I don't use them... I don't want paint dripping to the floor... I personally prefer paintings to lay down on a flat surface! I'd been advised new filmmakers often fail to visually fill the space so I'm trying to be more mindful of the set - my latest learning curve!
february / early march
The brick wall is more full, I've begun creating artwork for the main character and more short experimental videos to clue me in to how to improve...
A second time table draft had gone out with estimated hours based on a one hour per page guideline. I need to find out from a special effects make-up artist if this is still fine but last film we still kept to the hour per page despite adding in a few simple weird make-up effects.
More chromakey experiments with set and props... though not as hypnotic as the table mats... More experiments to come to test out different looks in advance.
Lots of back and forth emails and texts right now to sort out the production timetable and starting in on details! Another meeting planned tomorrow with a local camera person.
Experiments with incorporating green screen effects to enhance the visual aspects. Since the film is about an artist, I tried out a number of different video patterns from online to look at colour
(Experiments only HD format with an old Canon, not 4K)
After that meeting, a VR Game training scene was filmed with the character "Lucas" with the same limo and driver used several years ago in an episode of "Modern Family" when they came to Australia.
Lucas (played by Sacha) enters the VR spy training part of the game...
Meanwhile, the second unit in Wagga Wagga started production of an in-movie tv show.
set CREation underway...
Small brick wall under construction...