February 01, 2005

Lights, Sound, Action!

Recently, I had an email conversation with Carl which went as follows...

Carl: Hi, strange question, but have you got a tuxedo?
Me: Pretty much, although my trousers don't have that stripe down the side.
Carl: That would do fine, I'd imagine... So the question is, are you free at all on the weekend of 29th/30th Jan, and would you like to play 007's legs?
Me: I'd be up for that. Sounds like fun.

Which is how I ended up spending a rather tiring, but enjoyable weekend on the set for Carl's short film project "Office Devils."

My character wasn't needed for filming until Sunday afternoon, so I got to help out as a member of the crew the rest of the time: positioning lights; holding reflectors and diffusers; and even had a brief stint with the sound boom. I missed out on doing the clapper though, disappointingly.

It was an interesting insight into the amount of work that goes into making even a film as short as this one (I guess it'll be about ten minutes long) - there's lots of repetition as everything has to be shot from all sorts of different angles. Even though I spent two days seeing it done over and over again, I think the finished article will look quite different, and I'm looking forward to getting to see it.

When I know some more about what's happening with it, I'll give an update so you can all watch for the coverage of the premiere on the news...

Posted by Adrian at February 1, 2005 07:53 PM | TrackBack

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