Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sleep Is Never Overrated

Life is built around the film right now.. Before, I was the 'talent'... read credited speaking part.. now, I'm the scripty.

I've never realised how intense this whole process is... theater is a world apart from film. In theater, you move in a nice orderly progression to create the play, a to b to c.

In film, you shoot all of the scenes for that particular area, so, you shoot out of sequence... that's where I come in with my job of keeping track of back flashes and front flashes and continuity.

I have tabs and coloured markers and pencils everywhere.. I'm as happy as a pig in mud.

Tonight, we were scheduled to shoot seven scenes... the rain disagreed with the director's vision, so, after over three hours of setting up, going over timing, rehearsals, wardrobe and makeup (and some pizza for the camera crew with a nice big piece given to the scripty)... we shut down early.

I'm home, and ready for bed at midnight instead of 7AM as I'd planned.

Plus side is, sleep.

Minus side is.. no weekend.

Still in all.... it's amazing how this all comes together... I may be hooked.


Amber said...

You sound like you love what you're doing and I'm so happy for you! It's a rare thing indeed when we are truly content and happy with who we are, where we are at, and what we are doing.

You're blessed, Quin :).


(From the sounds of it, you need to get it while you can, lol).

golfwidow said...

My poor addled mind. It's all I can do to keep track of the continuity in my own day, let alone in stuff everyone else is doing. (doing the "I'm Not Worthy" genuflection)

Quin said...

amber~ask me again after a 12 hour shoot


gw~you'd LOVE it