Today we shot a couple of "date night" kinds of scenes. "Date night" referring to actual dates, not the Steve Carell/Tina Fey movie. A friend of mine, who happens to live way up in the hills of Beverly Hills, and has a fantastic view, was gracious enough to let us use her house to film.
For the first date scene we set up a table in the back yard and faked like we were at some swanky restaurant on the patio. A friend of mine - who also, randomly happens to be June's roommate - played the waitress for us. It was an interestion collision of worlds.
Ed wanted to get the first date night in while the sun was still up, and then the second scene at night, so we took a break for dinner down in the shopping district. While I usually enjoy the white-trash-heavy people-watching of Disney or the State Fair, it's a special kind of person that frequents the stores of Rodeo Drive and I am no less fascinated by them.
While we were standing on a corner waiting for the light, a cab drove past us and was REALLY close to the curb. Kelsie (my love interest in the film) almost died. We all agreed that while that would have been terrible, we at least have Ed who could have stepped in to fill her sexy shoes.
Fall has come to Los Angeles...at least it's been here for the past week, apparently we're supposed to back up to triple-digit temperatures at the end of the week...but I digress. Once the sun was down things got a little nippy. But for the last scene of the day both Kelsie and I had sweaters on, so we were ok.
After doing this for 18 days, I pause to wonder how long this process would take with a normal budget/crew etc. We busted through quite a lot last night and it really only took us a few hours. Essentially we're shooting a full-length film in 19 days, and most of days have been short. I'll be interested to see if I ever get a similar experience on a larger scale so I can compare the too...
Since the house was way up in the hills, there was no rhyme or reason to the road system we had to follow. On the way back down we came to a fork in the road. Ed indicated which way he thought we should go. I said, "yeah, that's it, I think." Then sat for a second assuring myself only realize that it was the wrong way. By
Dinner: Sharky's Mexican Grill. Super delicious. I recommend.
Wrap Time: 10:30...I think. My phone died and I couldn't find a clock, but it was about 11:40 when I got home...