So....where are the last two Jon's Corners? Well, I spent all Thursday working on the shotlist for our Halloween short, but, well, the night went to hell. One man, just one, messed up the whole night. He was watching Thursday night football. Sitting in the middle of our set. To be fair, our set is the middle of the community center, it just tends to be empty. The one night we got everyone together, there was someone there. It threw off the whole night.
My thought was to wait him out and shoot afterwards. A game only lasts so long. I figured we could go to a mini movie theater and shoot something small there. So that's what we did. Only... on the wide camera I forgot to white balance and our audio guy forgot to turn on the mic. Honest mistake for both of us. It was his first time doing audio work and he forgot the mic and recorder had difference on/off switches. As for my mistake, I had just white-balanced my camera and got distracted and forgot to go and make sure the other one was as well. Shit happens and it was just a fun little shoot to kill time till we could finish the real project.
After we finished that some of our actors and crew took off to get some snacks. While they were away the lead male actor just left. So when the football watcher left we could no longer film. It was a blow, kind of got me down. Add to that, we don't know if we want to bring him back since he just left. Which would mean that the few shots we did manage to shoot are no long usable, since he is in them. So today I've been trying to figure out how to correct these issues.
The short won't be out for Halloween, that's all we know for sure so far.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.