Last day of shooting.
We were shooting some club scenes where I use my mad white-boy rapping skills, and shot at a loft apartment downtown. The first half of the shooting day was just getting close-ups of those involved - me, my gangster friends, the freestyle rap artists (both played by the same guy - who was HI-larious.) etc. So funny to be in that situation because I'm pretty sure if I ever ended up in the real-life situation of being dragged to some underground rap club I'd probably behave about the same as Ben does.
We broke for dinner and then came back to the apartment to get shots of all the scenes with our large contingent of extras (all 7 of them.) They actually brought an incredible amount of energy to the scenes and it was fun to have them all there. During one particularly raucous scene I was "rap battling" with "Master Blaster" and we were just getting some shots for a montage - WOOT! - so the other rapper and I were just sort of fake rapping. He was wrapping about getting girls and drinking etc. and I was wrapping about chocolate pudding, pink flowers, and straight teeth. We're hoping Ed puts that in the end credits or on some sort of "extras" feature.
We finished up the day by having a little wrap party (get it? Like, we filmed the rap scenes, AND we wrapped the shoot!) and now we've finished. It was a pretty awesome last day to tell the truth. I'll summarize my feelings about this experience in a later post. I hope you've enjoyed my ramblings about shooting this film.
Dinner: We ended where we began - Subway. Ed got a meatball sub. I called him out on it, but he said it's because it was dinner, not lunch. Since it was our last day I went all out and got cookies.
Wrap time: 10:30ish...I think.