Sunday, October 17, 2010
We started filming the big fight today! Here’s how things went down:
Alex and Ben picked me up around two and we headed to downtown Spokane to get some pickup shots of Luke’s reaction to his apartment being blown up and then calling the bad guys about it. Next we shot Alex and Ben’s part of the meet up before the street preaching, of which we had already shot everyone else’s part. From there it was back into the car and up to the South Hill where we arrived at the store to shoot the market fight. Peter was there to let us in. It was at this point that I broke the news to the group that we only had two hours to film today because one of the actor’s agents was in town and wanted to meet with him that evening. While I was setting up I had Alex watch the BTS of the fights from all three Bourne films to get him jazzed up and to give him ideas for the fight. Natalya brought her friend Kamila tonight because she’s going to be in the bad guys scenes and I wanted her to get a feel for how I do things and to meet the group.
We started by filming the part where the agent, Thade, comes into the store asking about the Leap crew and Olia texts Shane for help on her phone. Then we shot Olia’s death, followed by Peter’s. All this took about an hour and fifteen minutes. While I was filming with Natalya and Peter, Alex, Kevin and Charles started working out the fight. In that time they managed to come up with a 10 second piece, so I was able to go straight from filming the deaths to filming the fight. We were able to shoot the ten second sequence in the forty-five minutes we had left then packed up. Once the store was locked up, Kevin (Thade) and I went across the street to get the shots of him watching the Leap crew leave the store. We used the assault rifle and him looking down the scope. To explain away where the rifle went when he enters the store, I had Kevin disassemble the gun and put in a black duffle back which we filmed being stashed under some stairs. Perfect!
So another good day of filming. We’ll be back next Sunday to hopefully complete the fight (we’ll have seven hours).