After diagnosing a few problems with our scheduling
and on set work flow we were ready to tackle day 3...
As a director I encourage the actors to clear their minds between takes...
No stand ins or stunt doubles on this shoot.
Another great shot ruined by an earring.
Due to the resolution of the camera we are able to crop into each shot which has
the effect of getting multiple angles from a single master. We were able
to take this master and crop out Willey and the counter, leaving a two shot of
Brad and Mikey. Shooting weekends also allows for this editing time and
gives us the opportunity to better define pick-ups.
On day 3 we had our first technical glitches. The first one was a revealed
itself as static on one of the sound channels. After losing 45 minutes
diagnosing audio cables, rebooting the camera fixed the problem. (In editing it
seems the problem was larger as we have a series of clips that have dropped
frames). The second problem was the speed at which the memory cards are
offloaded to our laptop and external drives. In the beginning of the day
it is very fast, taking about 15 minutes to offload to the laptop's internal
disk. As the internal disk fills this process slows dramatically, to the point
where we are have three cards queued up and nothing to shoot on. We will
change the internal drive's file system from ext3 to XFS to see if can improve
At the end of the day we left about 70 minutes of scheduled work unfinished, but
that equates to the 70 minutes of down time caused by the sound and offloading