Film fruit

All Crust and no Filling: A metaphor or a missing prop?

Breton_AppleIt’s amazing how quick the year disappears. We’ve been making a promotional film for the Autumn. Yes, that’s what I thought. Aren’t we leaving it a little late. I mean, it’s almost May, and those nights will be drawing in at some point. It was going well, but we kept running out of apples. I can’t  think where they may have gone…

Astonishing how popular baking has become. Must be careful of the flour though. It can play havoc with the camera set up. Still not as bad as filming on a beach where those grains just hunt you down.


Film injury

Camo Ankle Shemagh

Camo Ankle Shemagh

I bought some props for a possible short that I was going to put into the short film competition, which closes on the 22nd January . Not sure if I’m going do it or not, but bought a few props anyhow. The shemagh came in handy for keeping my toes warm when elevating my foot. I always thought that elevating your leg or foot was just a comedy artifice popularised by Laurel and Hardy. But as is the case in most things you don’t find out until it affects you. For the unbroken: it reduces swelling and other things that I instantly forgot upon hearing but seemed very important.

In two minds whether to shoot the short as trying to do so on crutches doesn’t seem to be conducive to a stress free day. With that in mind I tried to shoot some stuff yesterday as a tester, and it’s amazing how quickly you adapt to the circumstances.

I’ll just have to think through my shots and script and perhaps adapt accordingly. It would be such a shame to not shoot it as the theme is # Family Business, and I’ve recruited my son Jago King for the film. The intention was to shoot it over the Christmas Holidays but that soon flew by.

Perhaps I’ll cancel the Steadicam and go with a tripod and several chairs scattered around my locations.

Still have a few days to decide before it’s too late…