Stills from the set
We finished our filming at our first location with no major problems. We did have a small grounding issue: All the equipment was runing off the house power, so the computers were trying to find earth through the cameras. This issue was easily resolved by simply running the computers off the generator from outside.
Next we moved our shoot to a power station just outside of town, and even though it was cold and raining the whole time, the weather was getting no-one down.
We were shooting in small offices, so the directors were sitting in one room in front of the VT station, and if you were looking for where the scene was being shot all you had to do was follow the wires down the hall.
We shot a scene in which a cars bonnet had to burst open with smoke, flames, and water spouting out. The shot looks awesome, so great job to the FX team.
Our shoot on the 20'th May was done at the University of Cape Town. The second scene of the day was of our lead character entering a building, and as it's supposed to be raining we had the rain machine set up and working. The irony was that, while we were setting up and some time during a walk-through, it actually started pouring rain. However, as soon as we wanted to start filming the rain had stopped, so we had to use the rain machine. We had no problems using the cameras in the wet weather. Also a special thanks to all the extras in the scene who had to spend their morning getting cold water poured all over them.
We are going back to our location at the power station, this time however we are doing a night shoot. The location is perfect as the whole place has such a great atmosphere on the screens that you would think it was built to be a film set.
Well, hope everyone enjoys the photos from our first few days of shooting, don’t you think the cameras look great in action?