Saturday, July 30, 2011
...is no more.
another week of boomin-goodness is over, and due to some kind of provincial holiday; we get a long weekend.
this week was a short-block (4-days/one ep). Next week is a change of schedule *(tuesday-sat) and the start of another block (2 episodes) with the first director.
filming dance-floor bar-scenes at one of the (many) local universities
Christianity, Pastafarianism, Darwinism... it seems most faiths are covered out here in Halifax.
the current directors' last name is similar-but-different; and art department usually pick crew-names for any advertising.
more ladder-boomin in the staff-room-set.
A-cam 1st AC
Sound mixer shows his true feelings about the current 5-page scene (with 5 cast, one boom, and wide/tight coverage)
b-cam hits roll 150 (we've recently moved from 32Gb CF cards to 128Gb SSD hard-drives, so I guess the roll-changes will be less frequent from now on)
art-department inspirational quotes, senior-classroom set
our first "grip-forrest". The results were very pretty.
title of this photo = "doun-undahh" (in honour of the ridiculous "aussie" accent I'm frequently taunted with by one of our cast...)
walking to work on Friday (1st truly pretty morning in a long time)
still walking to work ('twas only 18mins, but I really was enjoying the weather)
camera team in the gym...
...filming an 18mm wide, and a simultaneous 110mm 2-shot... I'm on a 12-step ladder attempting perspective on the wide angle...
Friday night fog...
...is still pretty.
It's presently raining (1400 on saturday); but as I'm in need of fresh coffee beans, an expedition is about to be mounted...
hopefully it'll clear-up on Sunday and I'll be able to take a few more photos...
Saturday, July 23, 2011
...is finished with glee... and we're now free... to relax for a few days
Sunday last week was quite pleasant - so I headed off to the local "historical site" = Citadel Hill
It's an old military site (at the top of the local hill in Halifax), which I can only imagine was a fortress of some kind...
it's currently open as a tourist attraction, with a whole bunch of staff in full costume...
looking down from the perimeter-wall
munitions store in the perimeter-wall (right next to the cannon placements)
one of the cannons on display (though many have deteriorated in the past 200+yrs)
massive flagpoles (can be seen from almost anywhere down town)
staff demonstrating a rifle firing
awesome rigging (support for the massive flagpole)
line-em-up... shoot em down...
empty gunpowder kegs...
tunnel through the perimeter wall
another tunnel between perimeter and external walls
inside the exterior wall
tall-ship in the harbour
...and some sailboats
the clock at cidadel hill.
people love their rooftop parties out east...
artist on the hill
Monday-Friday we continued to shoot episodes 104/105
2 x booms, 6 x wires, 10 x tracks, 3 pages, 2 cameras... TV is fun.
how Zan managed to make it all work, I'll never know... I just swing a stick and try to give him as much of the dialog as possible...
B-cam 1st AC tape-measure-fun
back at the local high school.
Extremely exciting news.
I'm heading back to Australia...
Anyone know of some reasonably-priced accommodation near Fox Studios in Sydney? (paddington/centennial park/Bondi-Junction)
I'll be in town from the end of August, until around christmas
see y'all soon