Part Two Commenceson September 16, 2011 at 12:15 am
Shooting for Defenseless: Part Two began a couple nights ago at our D.P. Terrance’s studio in Chinatown. (D.P. stands for Director of Photography, FYI.)
After the grueling, often frustrating car chase shoot for Defenseless: Part One, we couldn’t be happier to be off the streets of LA and shooting here, in a controlled location with things like lighting, and bathrooms, and kittens. No, for real, Terrance has a rescue kitten named Lucy and it might be my favorite cat in the world:
But back to Defenseless. You may have noticed that not all of the constraints you voted for were represented in Part One, including “One scene must take place in the rain.” Well, never fear, there will be rain, and lots of it, in Part Two. Rain on film is always a challenge because 1.) We have to create artificial rain, 2.) We have to dump it non-stop onto our actors, and 3.) Filming only at night means our actors are guaranteed to freeze their butts off.
We bought several lengths of garden hose so we can get water from Terrance’s studio out to our shooting area, as well as an adjustable spray-nozzle to get a wide, rain-like shower over the actors. We’re also setting up a “mobile warming station” with towels, blankets, and generously donated space heaters, where our actors can go between takes to maintain a healthy body temperature. Check back soon for a new production diary chronicling the first days of the shoot!