This week was one of changes and new experiences, both small and great. With a new quarter upon us, the practice schedules are undergoing a major realignment. We met for a brief practice session on Monday. As you can see, the meeting location was a bit unusual. Great acoustics though.
The focus of this practice, after an initial sad scene, was on the interaction between Gwynmareth and the mute Mike. Wordless communication can be fun to direct, and we made some expansions to the script based on the oddities in resolving that form of communication. Since I was occupied again this Sunday, my stunt guys worked with some new people, teaching them what they had learned. I look forward to seeing how successful they were. Also, our resident metalworker has completed another axe and a new knife design.
Our custom cutlery collection continues to accrue on a circuitous, yet cumulative, course. (Sorry, after "custom cutlery collection," I just couldn't resist.) In other news, an avenue to more locations has opened up, courtesy of newly introduced neighbors. It turns out that we have many of the same friends, and at least three of them were in our promotional short. Their grandfather also owns a field that I've had my eye on (as a location) ever since we moved into the area. The phrase "providential" is not used very often these days, but it seems fitting in this case, as the odds of that connection goes well beyond "crazy random happenstance." Have a great week, y'all!