Monday, November 26, 2012

The Shoot

A funny peculiar thing about making a movie is how much time you spend getting ready for the shoot. The actual time you are filming and with the actors is so small compared to all the prep. You have to create an entire set of details all ready for an amplified setting ahead of time. So here are a few pictures of us in and around the day of shooting. We filmed 80 percent of my vignettes all day yesterday. I still have one more set of scenes to film next Sunday. The photo of those donuts and coffee were from Friday. Tricia and I went to Wicker Park to do a "studio pull" of a bowler hat from  Goorin Bros.Bold Hatmakers-Since 1895. We stopped for a coffee and gourmet homemade donuts. Oh my god...these donuts are incredible
My cameraman, Xavier, came into town from Milwaukee on Saturday morning. So Saturday night we took him downtown for drinks and to walk around the city. We figured this young guy is gonna wanna get out in the off we went. Stagg, Tricia and I did our best to show him a night on the town. We also went to one of our favourite local places Simones

 Stagg and I in front of  "the corn cob buildings" on a bridge over the river.

 Xavier is looking a little like our adopted son and we joked we're like Bradgelina...
 Tricia and I...
It was a pretty cold day at times, but not too windy and wonderfully sunny. That was great for us as we were outside for many hours filming yesterday.
Two of my characters greet each other as one arrives home and one is BBQ-ing. So Stagg set up the bbq and we cooked up a few pork chops.
Between scenes and right before our last location we stopped at Starbucks to get warmed up. Stagg, Tracy and Zandra joking around while I ran back and forth to get change for the parking meters. This was a nice moment for me to sit down and relax anticipating an indoor location. I can't show you anything from the film...but you can see the women are in some of their wardrobe...
It's a wrap! It felt so good to get the filming done. I've spent the past month obsessing about the scenes, sometimes not able to fall asleep, and to wrap it up last night we celebrated with a little wine and some cocktails.


brassawe said...

I am so happy that you are into this. This is a perfect endeavor for you.

Stagg said...

I think all involved are happy and willing to do what it takes !! Keep going Candy Minx !!!

Candy Minx said...
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Candy Minx said...

Oops I had too many typos in my original comment, had to fix them lol

Steve, I am always feeling most fullfilled when making a film. I love it. I feel like I use all my facilities full steam...and it's a satifying feeling.

Hey Stagg, thanks Babe! said...

You two are terrific and glad you are doing what you love. Miss you both.

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