Just finished up a three day run on a horror short called Unknown Caller directed by San Antonian Chris Kruse and DP’d by Clay Liford. Clay and I have been FB friends for a while but this was our first collaboration. As with all such projects it was besieged by location issues (road construction noise was a major blemish the 1st day) and a ticking clock, but we finished on time. The lead was a funny and feisty little gal named Kat Connor, who I hope to work with again soon.
Reality pilots are a wild ride, as there are no templates established and things are just going to come out of nowhere to bone your schedule. I just finished a few days in Fredericksburg, TX, a little Germanic town of about 10,000 or so. We were following a married couple around, one of which happens to be a very experienced NY boom op/utility named Karl Wasserman. Having a cast member with those skills made things way easier, as he couldn’t keep himself from helping our cause. A lovely fellow. His wife, Tamara is a live wire and was super affable and fun to toil with, and toil we did. I personally turned in over 30 GB of audio from just the 3 days. 3-4 cameras at any given point, and 13-15 hour days.
Looking forward to seeing how they stitch this together.