Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It’s all about the screaming baby.
The funny thing is that once you start cutting a film it’s all about how the story plays out. You leave the script behind and look for the film that makes the most sense in terms of timing. We found that certain places where we shot Richard ( Dan Falcone) during principal photography just didn’t work anymore because of geographical proximity to other characters in the house, and especially to our mean dude Sean.
We ended the week with a small reshoot. Friday we were back in the old house picking up three shots. The house was #*!ing cold! Tim, who was onset to advise about continuity, lost all feeling in his feet and was hobbling around the office for three hours when we got back. Dan had to work in a single shirt and his nipples were hard enough to cut glass. We also picked up a couple of POV shots and then were scurrying back to the warmth of Chatsby. Once there, we mocked up some night shots with Dan and actually shot a couple of additional phone call scenes that we have added. Amazing how we managed to make the wall behind Kevin’s desk look like a derelict house.
Friday and Saturday we recorded ADR with Dan Falcone, Sara Cristal and Elizabeth Jamison. We were covering screaming, death noises, choking on blood, the sound of sex, and a little dialogue. It was fun asking Sara to vocalise her reaction to dildos being thrown on her tummy. She was also able to watch her own death and vocalise that. She looked green the first time I showed her the death. It’s pretty barbaric.
The funniest thing that happened all day was that after the sessions, I always asked the actors which scene they wanted to see? Sara’s request was the Tammy and Brad sex scene! I understand why, it’s sexy and funny. A hot combination!
Evil Iz literally aka Adam.