Well, here we are, the dividing line, the last big push before the end of the summer. There are two big things that we must resolve in the next few days here before we can shoot next week, and they are our biggest logistical challenges. First off, we have the elven camp, which must meet several criteria, not the least of which being clear, yet surrounded by trees, and quiet. The other hurdle is horses. We will need a minimum of five horses for a few scenes, and we currently have three available. Wide open fields (without fences or structures) are also on the "in search of" list. Anyway, on to the updates. We shot several key scenes this week, not the least of which being Mike and Gwyn meeting Iallafan...
...and the beginning of the mysterious "ring" plot arc. The answers will not be what you think...
On top of that, we did montage work. Lots of montage work...
That said, some of the locations were quite impressive. Shooting in a state park during the summer, as we did for the waterfall sequence, means an audience. The bridge this picture was taken from had a long line of curious bystanders with cameras. Well, that's about it for this week. Until next time!
This week we filled in the blanks between large blocks of filming, capturing key scenes that would go into episode 1, and dialog heavy moments that link action-heavy sections. Well, I say action, but that also includes a lot of *SURPRISE!* walking. A LOT of walking. Anyway, we shot scene 7b and 8, with Trevor Owen as Cylavar. Regrettably our regular sound person was acting a lot this week, which meant second camera and BTS photographer was on sound, thus we have relatively few pictures. Still, enjoy!
Next up, lots of talking in a tent, followed by an emotional scene.
Lastly, the post-Solensgate recoup scene, featuring Silas Hart as the half-gnomic smuggler Gref.
Well, we're off to a shoot now. Until next time!