Call time: 10am
As usual, we picked Alex up from Liverpool and then brought her to the house. We waited for Vicky to arrive and then began setting up the first shot. There was a bit of a problem as a memory card was missing from the Zoom recorder so shooting was delayed by about half an hour as I sent someone out to buy a memory card.
After that I began shooting scene 1 in the front garden. It took a while as there was one shot which required good timing from both actors, where Vicky needs to keep talking right up until Alex closes the front door. I wanted it to sound natural as possible and not as if I am forcing the actors to keep in time with each other so I quite particular with this shot.
I then moved on to shooting the very final moment where Alex’s character approaches the gardener to speak to her. I shot this through the window so I set up the camera carefully so no reflections can be seen in the shot. This also took a few attempts to get right as it required decent acting to convey the emotions of the characters without using dialogue.
After that, I sent Vicky home as she was no longer needed for shooting. I kept Alex for a bit longer just to get some interior shots done with the ornament for the rest of Scene 1.
Today, I managed to get almost all of Scene 1 done minus some walking shots in the house. This was the fourth day of shooting so I really need to get everything done in one more final day.
The final things I need to do are:
- Walking shots in the house to the room where the ornament is
- Re-shoot some walking shots of Alex outside
- Scenic shots in Arrowe Park
- Interior shots inside the house for Scene 4