Additional shooting day 2
Well today someone was almost killed, sorta-kinda.
For the past few months I have been working nonstop on GWBG 2012 — first editing like mad to make the Sundance-rejects-us-anyway deadline, and then, once that was revealed to be impossible, getting the new material ready for these reshoots. In the process a lot of my usual pastimes have fallen away, for instance retiring into the living room at night to
drink alone in the dark read. Over time at least one of the dogs decided this meant the living room was “outside” and started peeing in there, which I noticed one day when there was liquid under some decorative glass olive oil shipping containers I keep on the fireplace. There is also a light switch I never use nearby that I didn’t even know controls an electrical outlet on my fireplace I also never use until our amazing new volunteer Garrett tried to turn on the house lights as night fell. He hit that light switch thinking, wildly, that it would turn on lights. Instead the entire fireplace started vibrating as the hidden dog pee pooled between the electrical outlet and the olive oil container sitting on it became charged, and then transferred that charge to everything around it — ending quite dramatically with the olive oil bottle breaking. No one was hurt, though the room was full of an acrid smoke for a time comprised of whatever chemicals went into the manufacture of glass a hundred years ago for us all to breathe. I’m sure we’ll be fine!
We got all sorts of great material yesterday. All we’re getting are little scenes here and there that either clarify a story point or repair a production lapse on my part the first time around, for instance close-ups with the wrong eyeline and zzzzzzzzz. Anyway I’ve gone from cautiously optimistic to dangerously overconfident, because the new stuff is turning out really well.