Rain and work have set me back a little this week. I have a short scene to shoot on a street corner. A simple conversation in a car while waiting at a red light. Actually it's in a Jeep with the top down, so I need good weather. Plus it has to hook up with other scenes I've already shot.
So after getting production insurance so that I could apply for a film permit so that I could shoot on a city street (complete with hiring an off-duty policeman to direct traffic), it rained. And it rained again on the second day I scheduled a re-shoot. Not all day. It started an hour before I was set to roll cameras. By the time it passed, my light was gone.
But today was forcasted to be beautiful. And it was. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. However, a substantially increased workload at Big Idea has prevented me from taking off during the day for awhile. My cast and crew is thankfully being very patient.
All this is kind of ironic, for the theme of the film is how life doesn't work out the way you want. (See Ecclesiates 9:11).
But not everything has stalled. Meet Miles:
Miles was modeled by the talented Bill Jacoby (www.billjacoby.com). Bill worked with me at Big Idea a few years ago. Now he works freelance from the western suburbs of Chicago. Now that Bill has finished, he is sending the files to the jungles of Brazil where Keith Lango will be coloring, texturing, rigging and eventually animating the smallest star of my film.
Next week I will be recording the voice performance, and shortly thereafter I will be shooting close ups of a beautifully sculpted pile of ... (ahem)... number two, which will serve as Miles' stage.
That's about all I can say for now.