Well it has been some time since I last wrote a blog. I know, I know, I've been slacking and I'm sorry. Life has just gotten in the way. I'm sure you all know how that is. So what has been up with Trapped in the woods? Well the last time we tried to shoot was a few weeks ago and one of our actors showed up with the wrong shirt and we couldn't get the lights back so we had to use new lights that messed up almost as soon as they were set up. Talk about a set back. It cost us the night. We decided the best thing to do was film one more scene and take a break for the semester. The same actor who forgot his shirt never showed up so we lost another day and the film is now on hold. I don't know why people agree to work on projects if they have no intention of following through with it? It is really annoying but the show must go on.
I have started workshop 2 at NLC and so far it is going good. We got new 4K cameras and I rented it out to film my first project. One of our actors was 2 hours late and we had to rearrage the cast. Never do that! If it wasn't a school project with a time table I never would have. But it didn't really matter. The TA told me there was no charager for the camera that I could rent out so I just had the one charge that only lasted a few hours. The day was a waste. Even worse, when I got home it turned out that there was a charger!! Never trust what people tell you. Always check for yourself!
The only good thing that came out of yesterday was that we got to practice. I got the actors into the minds of the characters. Something I wish I could work on more on set but it is a lot harder when you are also shooting everything yourself. I know it all sounds stressful but I really can't wait for day two!
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