The script is funny and I've enjoyed seeing the actors bring their own comedic elements to the scenes. Probably the most challenging aspect so far has been lighting the night exteriors with a small lighting package and G&E crew. I always worry about trying to make the lighting look natural, but over the weekend I watched some episodes of Parks and Recreation that had nighttime exteriors and I noted that even at the budget and skill level of a larger production like that, they were also fighting against having an obvious lighting source or looking muddy, so I think I did relatively well. I also tend to be hyper-aware of what I'm shooting because I know what and where the sources are, even though it may seem to the end viewer to be fairly natural.
It's been fun so far and I look forward to seeing the finished episodes. With the quality of the script, I hope the show gets picked up because it's pretty wildly entertaining. We're shooting on the RED Dragon as A-Cam, with a RED Epic serving as B-Cam, all on Canon EF lenses. My A-Cam is kitted out with a Teradek Bolt 600, which has been fantastic, and a SmallHD DP7-LCD. B-Cam has been rocking a Paralinx Arrow and the 1st AC has been impressed with the clarity of the Atomos Shogun monitor/recorder's 1920x1200 screen.
|I can't show you any footage from the show, so here's a boring shot of the cast trailers instead.|