Today begins a new era for "Ghost Sniffers" -- the era of fancy shmancy filming :) With the help of Angels of Anarchy (a production company that specializes in film projects by women and has nothing to do with anarchy, actually), we began our first day back filming with a real life digital slate, added lenses, a more organized crew, and brand new lights.
What does all of this mean? It means Brianne and Cris were like two swarming creatures filling each of the sets with activity -- running extension cords, balancing light trees over stair wells, popping in with complicated slate information, checking props and costumes for continuity, herding actors hither and yon. What did I do? I had the complicated task of barking things like, "Lights! Slate! Go! Action!" It was quite exhausting ;)
Actually, it all made for a very smooth day. Though the first day back filming after a break is always stressful for me, this was an incredible experience. Four scenes went by quickly and we had more than enough time for me to get creative and fit in a few dozen reshoots just for the joy of trying new things.
The new lenses, coupled with new manual settings, allowed us to increase the details of our images to really make colors pop even more. We always shot our first scenes with selective color and had a blast with that. Episode 7 (the second half -- the first half was shot at ArtsWest in Seattle) is going to be a fun episode to watch :)