This is an image taken during our shooting for our apartment scene. I have to say that my group members and I worked very well together and everything went pretty smoothly (apart from the hassle of transporting the incredibly heavy equipments from location to location). But thank god Sally and John had a car each, which made things so much more convenient, I cannot imagine needing to transport our equipments with a cab! although I must say, convenience comes with a price, we had hefty parking fees to pay (parking charges in Melbourne is insane!).
But talking more on the shooting itself, the four of us arrived at the cafe at 7am (that’s when the cafe opens) and started setting up the equipments doing trial shoots. We’re so glad the person in charge at Pearson & Murphy – Nick, the awesome coffee guy, was happy to let us shoot both indoors and outdoors (although we did most of our shooting outdoors) as the lighting is great. Sally was a fantastic wardrobe officer and of course, an awesome cinematographer. I had no concerns at all with her handling the camera. John on the other hand, was great with the actor and actress (he stepped in as an extra actor himself in one of the scene) and knew what shots he wanted. As we did not need much diegetic sounds, Evelyn and I were pretty much responsible to set up the lighting, keep an eye on the wandering dog (her name’s dizzy), moving the equipments, making sure our actors are comfortable (get them coffee!) and giving suggestions on the shots during the filming.
I have to say, we were very fortunate that our actors were so comfortable working together. They had to posed as a couple for a film when in reality they are just good friends. Imagine needing to do a make out scene with ur best mate, yikes! but they did a good job, we are all so proud! furthermore, they even refused to be reimbursed for the meals they spent on, and only willing to take coffees.
We have since had a 5 hour editing session down at the edit suite and I must say, everything is running just smoothly. We all want to piece the film together as soon as possible as we all have other major assignments to complete respectively.