Sunday, March 20, 2011

FILMING DAY - February 19

This weekend, we were blessed with an extra day of filming due to Presidents Day. We began our weekend Friday night with a trip to the Potton House in Big Spring, for some night time filming since a majority of our movie takes place at night. Fortunately, we were blessed with a table full of snacks when we arrived that was brought over by a grammar school family in Big Spring. We were filming a complicated scene involving numerous actors, and although we didn’t get as much accomplished as we would have liked to, we were able to shoot some pick-up shots to make the trip worth it. Then it was back to Midland and then to bed for the Fine Arts class. However, early next morning, the alarms were ringing beckoning Fine Arts students to another full day of work. The White-Pool House in Odessa was our first stop, where we filmed for several house down in a dark, dusty cellar. Around 3 p.m., just as claustrophobic feeling began to settle upon the actors and filming crew, we wrapped up our filming and exited the cellar relieved to see the sun was still shinning and breathe some fresh air. From Odessa, we headed back to the Potton for a second go round of filming. Snacks and Pizza were again provided, which we were very thankful for, and it was not uncommon to see crew members and actors sneaking outside in between takes to grab a quick handful of peanut butter M&M’s before returning to work!

The next week would prove to be one of the most challenging weeks of filming in FA2 history, so more info very soon about how all that went down!

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