Monday, July 26, 2010
Day one of feature three complete! We had a minor issue where we didn’t have Alex due to some miscommunication on my part. We managed to shoot around it for the scene where Shane gets back after having first saved Luke and will be shooting Shane’s solo shots for it tomorrow night. Then, instead of shooting the scene where the crew learns that the Vatican is in charge, we shot a scene from much later in the film where the crew wonders where Shane is and prays. It only had four lines and we got it in one shot, taking only two times to get it right. I definitely feel like I’ve come a long way as a director since shooting Wulf three years ago. I felt very much at ease with the actors, the camera and I felt that I was assertive (nothing worse than a wishy washy director). I tried to keep things fast and fun and even with having to juggle the shots I was calm. It really helps being the editor as well. I was basically just making my editing decisions as we went. I’ll never understand directors that won’t cut their own work.
My immersing myself in the Bourne films really paid off tonight, I feel. The entire time I was asking myself, “What would Bourne do?” Not in terms of physical actions, but the camera work. I haven’t had a chance to review all the shots as of yet, but I did check out a few on set and they look good. Much better than last year’s flick!
So all in all, a great first day. Everyone did a fantastic job, and I look forward to tomorrow!