When we were deciding which scenes to start with, we picked the grocery store, thinking it would be a good place to get some of the kinks ironed out. The nice people at Crest Foods gave us permission to shoot at one of their stores and were very accommodating. We started on a Friday evening with a scene featuring Jordan and John having a short conversation at the greeting card aisle. We were all set up and ready to shoot when one of the camera setups went down! Our new Samurai (an external recorder that can record at better quality that the camera can internally) just stopped working out of nowhere. AHHH!Fortunately, our other camera rig worked great and we were able to start shooting. We started with a wide shot of the two of them…Despite our signage we couldn’t keep people from wandering into the shot. Take after take, people walked by and looked right into the camera. Luckily, Jordan and John are very patient actors.
TAKE 3TAKE 4TAKE 5TAKE 6 We finally got the shot, but this would be a reoccurring theme every time we tried to shoot wide the entire weekend. Despite that, we managed to stay on schedule and wrap our first weekend. Next up, we’re shooting some action stuff in the rain, a scene in Alan’s apartment and a scene that we will release in a few weeks as part of a teaser. Hopefully, none of those scenes will have any unintentional extras!