Recently I was on another 3D feature shoot, spending a few nights getting pick-up shots for a movie coming out this fall. I hadn’t been on set for all-night shoots before, although I have done many overnights of post, including the majority of two months data wrangling and QCing footage for Julia X. Honestly, though, except for the cold, nighttime on set is easier than off, at least for staying awake. Bright lights and other people do a pretty good job of keeping one alert.
Overall the shoot was a great experience, and one very important reason for the good morale was the director. I’ve worked with some fun and interesting people, but he is the most personable and down-to-earth director I have yet encountered. Continue reading