Today we wrapped up the scene we didn’t complete the day before. It went well. The day continued with planning and working out the logistics of the upcoming scenes. Avonelle Pole who has been coordinating various aspects of the production has been very good at nailing down key elements necessary for a smooth operation. Because of our hectic schedules we meet every chance we get no matter where we are…on set, over breakfast, lunch, in the car and just recently while waiting for Jeff Stewart to arrive we sat in the VIP lounge at the airport and reviewed our to do list.
Avonelle once said if someone asks you what a producer does just tell them, “A producer is like the conductor of an orchestra he may not play all the instruments but he knows what he wants to hear.”
Tomorrow we will shoot the scene with the vase at Betty’s Hope. The vase is perhaps the most important prop in the film. It was hand crafted by Michael Hunt of Cedars Pottery. It’s a masterpiece. We will have three just in case the unthinkable happens.
We also arranged the car from Antigua Motors for a scene at Betty’s Hope ,which we picked up today. Clearly no one at Antigua Motors wants to be on location at 6 a.m. with the car so we have it overnight.
Howard has in his possession some interesting prop pieces which will no doubt spark some discussion among some techies when the movie opens.
Tomorrow’s shoot has the potential of being a continuity nightmare because scenes associated with the vase were shot without the vase on the first day. Ok, so I have given you something to watch for in the film. I won’t do that again. I’m not worried though we have a highly efficient and very experienced script continuity supervisor in Lorraine. She already has hundreds of photographs of everything along with detailed notes.
The crew is waiting with baited breath for the scenes with the special effects. It won’t be as exciting as they think since the real magic happens in post-production. However Veron’s creature-like movements in the woods should send some chills up their spine even without the blue screen…and you know I can’t tell you why. Not even the cast knows.
I’m extremely tired so I’m off to bed. It’s 8 p.m. pickup is at 4:30 a.m. I’ve been breaking all my own rules about getting enough rest… I’ll have lots for show and tell tomorrow.