It’s 12:45am. The only reason I’m still up is that Edd, the 1st AD, is coming up on the last train in order to be present for tomorrow and Friday’s tech scouts. I’ve been taking the opportunity to catch up on some storyboarding, which made a pleasantly creative diversion from all the producing tom-foolery.
I tore my hair out last night and this morning trying to work out a final shooting schedule that took account of all the cast and crew’s availabilities, restrictions on locations, avoiding filming out and about on Fridays and Saturdays, etc, etc. After much rubbing out, pencilling in and rubbing out again (followed by some vacuuming to remove the rubbings-out), I finally arrived at a schedule that works, although five pence says it turns out I’ve made a fatal mistake somewhere.
This afternoon two of the camera assistants came over for some training on how to set up lights and tripods and jibs and things of that nature. I don’t know where the rest of the day went, but went it did.