Monday April 18, 2010
We were all on time, and we zoomed through the shoot.
As often happens, some variants to the script were shifted to accomodate certain shots
producer Eric pretty much rode director Ritchie's @ss regarding time for specific shots.
Amusingly enough, there were about eight or ten USC film projects going on in various rooms at the motel, including
(but not limited to),
directly next to ours...
One would think the motel would have set each project farther/several rooms apart.
There were aspects I expected that over which were glossed
(the dirtied hotel room all but mystically cleans itself; I'd expected we'd shoot the last bit first with the "spotless" room, and Add To It, et al).
But it worked out efficiently well, and the crew sometimes had a tough time not laughing at the scenes' dark humour.
Now it's up to the film's editor
(who I believe was at the audition),
who was not on hand during the actual shoot
(while Executive Producer
the project's screenwriter,
Ritchie told Bryce and me that the project would have a fast turnaround, so we could get our DVDs relatively quickly.
Bryce and I were wrapped just after 12:30pm, at which point I realized I might yet make it to the 3:00pm
screening; the 1:00pm 81 bus would have easily gotten me on track to be at the school by 2:30pm+.
Unfortunately, the MTA had other plans, and the 1:00pm 81 bus simply never showed up
(for which I began waiting at 12:50pm, and easily would have gotten me to my destinattion on time),
and by the time the late bus arrived at 1:25pm, the cascade effect had taken hold, having me miss the only shuttle bus that would have gotten me to the school on time; the next would get me there a half hour after the screening.
Thanks, effing MTA...