Pre-Production

My DP told me I was going to blog about him.

Well.

Tonight I had a pre-production meeting for Things We Do in Public.  I met the Director of Photography (DP) at a coffee shop with my script, shot list and storyboard in tow.  We sat outside.

It’s a good thing we did, because halfway through the meeting we got up and started walking around the table blocking shots.  We had to designate specific chairs for the characters.  DP made sure I wasn’t breaking the 180 line and I made sure he remembered which chair was which character.

I tried to imagine what the people inside the coffee shop were thinking when we ran around the table raising our hands like camera lenses.

At the end of the meeting we were both satisfied.  For a 4-page script we have 34 shots.

We’re in the tunnel.

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