Update...principle photography next week!!
I just fired off an email to my entire cast about next week's shoot...then realized 90% could be repurposed as a director's blog entry! That's making good use of time! It's all about organizing the chaos...i've edited it a bit so that it's fits the blog style..take a look...
Working feverously to get shooting schedule done..like an un-fun board game of matching days with actors with shotsÃ¯Â¿Â½IÃ¯Â¿Â½m planning to be filming everyday from 9am-5pm on Tuesday thru to Saturday. Monday will be an afternoon shoot.
I'm trying to optimize things so that the actors will be on set the shortest possible time with time spent as efficiently as possible. This can only be done by shooting completely out of sequence which is why it was good that we had a full dress rehearsal that Sunday a couple weeks ago to go over the entire final sceneÃ¯Â¿Â½ I also have to make full use of the days the fx team will be on set, as well as the CGI puppeteers.
So I just asked my whole cast to confirm that they'll be free for all the entire week and if there are conflicts to email them to me asap. Some might be planning to drive to set, so I've asked (begged) the cast to help me pick up some of the non-driving cast? In return, I pay them transportation stipends to cover gas.
Also had to check if anybody is a vegetarian. You gotta take care of food too!
So I'm getting pysched over here! All the prep and organization work is about the pay off!