Oh, merry me. Twiddly dee dum twinkly ho ho ho. Edd is now on the case. I don’t have to worry about anything any more. At this very moment he’s sitting at his laptop typing up call sheets for the whole shoot. He’s so on the ball, it’s almost scary.
We did tech scouts of most of the locations today. By we I mean me, Edd, Simon “chop socky” Wyndham, Ian “everything but the boom pole” Preece, Vic, Alie, Colin, James Swindells and Ian Tomlinson. The purpose of tech scouts is to familiarise the core crew with the locations, sort out mundane things like toilet facilities, power supplies and parking, and things of that ilk. I’ve never had the luxury of doing them before, and man were they useful. Particularly for Edd, who made copious notes, and Ian Tomlinson, who got to see the locations he would have to dress and how his props were going to fit into the scenes.
This evening Simon Ball and I went to the Courtyard to see the kids from Fame. Okay, not really from Fame. From the Courtyard Youth Theatre. In order to cast bit parts and extras. More tomorrow, I’m sure.