For those of you who are following the progress of KiNK, yesterday we re-shot a scene starring Ryan Salvato and myself. Actually, I think this particular scene holds the record for re-shoots in this movie; yesterday evening marks the fourth time we’ve redone the scene.
As a long, single-take scene and one of only two that takes place outdoors, it’s the most technically troublesome of the movie (which gives you an idea of our incredible micro-budget), so it’s not really a surprise that we had to redo it four times, but still. It must have been one of the hottest days of the year, and here Ryan and I are, in sweatshirts and fleecy jackets, doing take after take of this scene, walking up and down the sidewalk next to the Mills at UNH. Not to mention that the humid odor of cow manure was wafting particularly strong from the farm that day.
One-and-a-half hours and two soggy-bottomed actors later, we were done. I blasted Radiohead on the way home before taking perhaps the coldest shower of my life.
I felt pretty good about the whole shoot, though, and I think it’s the best one yet. Luckily, I’m pretty sure it’s the one we’re going to use. If it’s not, I’m probably going to downsize the director’s face with a shovel.
Also, don’t think that no one had fun. It was a blast. I had forgotten just how much fun it is to get together with the guys and film stuff, as a matter of fact, and it was just the kind of day I needed to pick up an August that was beginning to drag.
Finally, just to make this post somewhat relevant to the rest of the blog, I carried my fully loaded pack around campus today, and boy is that thing comfortable. No problems there. I love that bag.