“Explode? Impossible – it was made in Birmingham!”
I returned from directing another film at the weekend (a relatively relaxing experience) to find Andrew Biddle’s stop motion shots of Ezekiel on my doormat. They did not disappoint. The shot where Jonny actually sprouts wings looks particularly sweet. So that’s it for Andrew – another character takes his bow and exits stage left.
The next day I received the first CG umbilical cord shot, at long last. The motion tracking still needed a little work (it’s the world’s wobbliest tracking shot) but it was great to finally see a cord shot in the film. Well done, David.
And then today I received the rushes of last week’s highspeed film footage. My first thought was that the explosions looked very impressive and very expensive (which of course they were) but too big for the scale of the models. But the way they’ve been shot, it’s not too much of a problem. I can definitely cut them in in a way which works.