Shooting An Affair: Day One
The morning was two solid hours of people sort of wandering around and figuring everything out. A lot of people didn't know what they were doing or how set protocol works when you have a large-ish crew.
But by the time we finally got the first shot off and got going, we started moving much more efficiently.
A few other things slowed us down today - first, one of the lead actors, who had mildly strained his neck the other day, woke with a neck so stiff he couldn't move without pain. Second, because we had to adjust our schedule around his visit to a chiropractor, we ended up ping ponging around the set, re-lighting spaces that had already been lit.
But in the end, we finished only two hours behind schedule, which isn't terrible for a first day. (And don't think I'm griping here - the learning on the set the first day was significant, and that's part of why we make films the way we do; the students learn a ton, and by mid-shoot, we'll be as close to a well-oiled machine as we can get).
So - several scenes in the can (so to speak, since there's no film cans on this set), and we'll move outdoors tomorrow for a shoot day that's part daytime, part nighttime.