I think our last weekend of production will actually be pretty easy because it's just actors! No stunts, no fire elements, no camera trickery. Just character development -- easy...right??
Improving as a Team
Wow -- I am learning a ton!! This project is incredibly ambitious for the limitations of the 546 class, and I think we're pulling it off. Production design has successfully created massive paintings to burn and fake doors to slice knives through and fake windows to crash through. Utterly amazing.
My actors understand the characters. They're smart, which makes my job a whole lot easier. We receive tons of compliments on our cast - which is 80% of a movie's success. If you can't believe your characters, then you can't believe the movie. We're lucky to have our leads for sure.
I am amazed at how well our crew is growing as a team. We are making a tough movie and we support each other. Each member of the crew is learning their role as a camera operator, or sound person, or assistant director, etc. Some are in this role for the very first time. It's hard, and I feel we're giving each other the space to learn.