Today was our longest day of shooting yet. That is due to the fact that yesterday we had some unexpected rain here in the L.A. and our scenes were supposed to be outdoor scenes, so Ed just moved them to today.
We started out bright and early at Griffith Park to do some communing with nature and stuff. It was a beautiful, but cold morning, and it was nice to be in the fresh air and peace of the park. Until we realized it wasn't so peaceful. Cars, planes, helicopters, dogs, loud British men, landscaping workers shoveling gravel and dirt off the asphalt. So. Much. Noise. by the end of our few hours there poor Ed was at wit's end. But he was a trooper and we pushed through. Because of all the noise we may end up having to reshoot those scenes, but Ed's gonna see if he can make it work.
We left Griffith Park (which, despite its seeming vendetta against our little film, is beautiful and I highly recommend a foray.) and headed back to Ed's house for the rest of the day.
Remember that well I posted a few days ago? We really got some use out of it today. The whole plot of the movie is based around a wish that I make at this well, so it was the featured item of today's shoot. Ed even got some really cool shots from down inside the well:
I had to drop some coins and rocks and stuff down there, but I think he came away fairly unscathed.
The last thing we filmed today was a talk-show scene. I won't divulge all the details of setting this scene up, but I will tell you that some killer wicker furniture was involved.
Also, the guy who played the talk-show host (who was great, BTW) originally auditioned for my part. Awkward. I mean, kind of awkward. That's the way the business works, and really aside from being white men in our mid to late-20s, we're not really alike at all. Totally different types. It was just an interesting experience.
Favorite moment of the day: The lady in Griffith Park walking her pet pig.
Lunch: Joe and Jerry's Mexican Grill. I got the special - A GIANT smothered burrito.
Wrap Time: 5:00 (because we combined days it'll end up being 19 days on set instead of 20. Try not to be too disappointed.)