It was Day 2 of principle photography. Our driver, Brian Weeks, drove all through the night to get to Las Vegas and pick up a new generator. On our first day of production the other generator caught fire half through shooting, causing us to loose half the day and wrap early. As the cast and crew made their way to the set on this second day, there was an air of unease that murmured through the morning. An expectation that at any moment something else would happen that would stop our little film, far away from any production resources, dead in our tracks. Will we loose another day?
Luckily, that didn’t happen. Not only did the day go great, but we were able to make up some of the scenes we lost from the day before. The replacement generator was roaring away, unaffected by the scolding Utah heat. On top of all that, my actors and I were starting to find our groove. This was my biggest fear and it was melting away as the day went on.
We completed our second day having achieved 21 setups (a big feat in the world of film). I went back to the hotel on Cloud 9. It looked like we were going to be able to make it through production after all…
Little did I know what was waiting for me on Day 3.
[tags]Las Vegas, filmmaking, directing, actors[/tags]