Friday, May 08, 2009

Christchurch After 2 Days

We hadn't locked down our workflow before we left. As a result, we had some technical difficulties. It was a very good thing, to buy the extra Compact Flash memory card, but only having one battery for our Canon 5D Mark II camera was a bad thing. When the battery goes below 50%, the video function doesn't work. So we almost missed a scene on the only day our second actress could work. When the camera was finally up however, the urgency somehow brought out something great. So far we've shot about 30% of the necessary scenes. We missed some stuff at the cafe because of the technical problems, but we are going back tomorrow to finish the coverage from a different angle. One thing is for sure, Christchurch is the cleanest, quantest urban city I've ever been to in the world. I love New Zealand so far. Supposedly, winds from Antarctica are blowing in tonight and it's going to get really cold for the next 3 days. I was shivering today as we shot a scene outside in the rain, so I'm not looking forward to more cold. We have an RV being delivered to us day after tomorrow and we're going to tour around the island for seven days in our own vehicle.

I'm going to be dead broke when I get back, but man, I'm having a good time.


kyle said...

this sounds neat. would love a behind the scenes vid. keep it up man and update when possible.

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Martha Elaine Belden said...

oh man. i can't wait to see what you create.

but sometimes when i imagine what you're seeing right now... my envy hurts.

i know you don't like it when people say they're jealous. but right now i can't help it. i'm jealous :) but i'm also beyond happy for you and (again) thrilled to see the outcome.