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February 28, 2015

Day 25 of 70

Today we shot the conclusion of a scene we covered the middle of on Day 3 (the beginning of it will be shot next week). The first two hours on set were spent waiting for the most glorious fog to dissipate in the morning light - it would have looked stunning on camera, but there's no way we could have matched it for the rest of the day. As it was, we started the day shooting in one direction with two actors, and then brought them back in the evening to get the reverse coverage, spinning them around from take to take to escape the rapidly advancing shadows. Geography on location runs fast and loose.

In addition to what we shot, the best thing about today was the practical joke we played on my wife, who suffers from a serious case of ophidiophobia and has thus been thrilled to traipse about a country that is entirely snake free - until she got to set today and was given a mandatory safety briefing by the on-set medic that casually included warnings of the rare species of poisonous serpent that had been discovered at this particular location. It was a flawless prank.

Posted by David Lowery at February 28, 2015 11:35 PM