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Saturday, March 13, 2004  

Thoughts on the Shoot
Had a good time on the music video shoot on Thursday. The video was for an female vocalist names Bridget Feltus, who I haven't been able to find any info on. It involved her walking though a party-scene singing about how she can't help but fall for every guy that comes along while different versions of her flirted with all the guys at the party. This meant everything had to be shot 3 times (one of her, one of her and the guy and one shot, called the plate, w/o actors.) So the G&E job was pretty simple as once we has a set-up lit we had plenty of time to pre-light the next or stay organized while they shot everything three times. The only real challenging part of the shoot was the limited equipment we had to work with. The gaffer had a pretty good collection of lights including a bunch of Kinos and Baby Babies but the grip department kinda got hosed on gear. I think we had 5 C-stands to work with which made us use some creative rigs on a few shots. At one point the dolly-grip started a 4-seat poker game using C-47s and Pony clips for chips. We had enough make-shift checks to play 5 or 6 hands before it busted out, and we would send the looser to watch set while we re-"bought" in. (In case anyone was interested I started playing pretty bad, going all in on the river when I really and no chance of winning but quickly settled down and proceeded to clean up for a few rounds including a terrific all-in play when I held the nuts on the flop and saw two callers...) We finished wrapping-out at about 3:30 for just under a 14 hour day. I had a lot of fun and hope to work with some of those guys again.

posted by JMV | 3/13/2004 05:21:00 PM
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