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Hattingh syndrome

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Every morning before sunrise (6:20 at the moment) My boss Jeremy Hattingh is hunting for the perfect sunrise which he is shooting with his Canon D20.

He makes a time-laps with raw images so he can put it together for the movie.
Not every morning is a good one so he is there every day just incase.

waiting for the sun

Body double time!

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Second Unit

The last 3 days I am running and driving around as a double.
Our team second unit has to make the shots where first unit do does have time for.
For example: main character drives trough the forrest, main character approach in distance cloud of red dust, etc. Well as it always happens with Richard Raaphorst as director I end up in a costume.

The car is something special it is a Toyota land-cruiser a 3 ton truck without steering power. I drive that car on small dirt roads as wide as the cruiser an then our DOP (director of photography) Peter Belcher says okay turn around and go back to position one. Muscle pain, etc.

The waiting part is my main problem, I freaking hate waiting.
But Richard C. said that I have to get used to that if I want to do something in filmmaking, maybe not my cup of tea after all, we will see.
Toyota landcruiser

Jeremy Hattingh (my boss) found a very small cat the other day, I think it was a few days old, eyes where closed by dirt and we try to clean it, gave it anti-biotics and water and milk.
the poor bastard died in a couple of days.
R.I.P. little catty

Tomorrow a day off and have to get energized for the next week, I’m going to see some movies I think and drink some wine.

To kill 40 Crayfish

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Picture this, waking up sunday morning, had some breakfast, what to do?
Claus monster, Peter Adam the editor and myself went to 2nd beach to hunt for crayfish (langustines).
Lucky for us you can buy big ones for 10 rand (illegal to transport). But a bit much for 10 people to eat, we made a bisque and it was very nice and a lot of work.
And for every body who is thinking, hey… this guy is only talking about food and not about…. yeah about what.
I confess it is a bit boring, but I can not talk to much about production details. For the rest we shoot a lot of stuff with 2nd Unit plane on the airstrip, birds, spider-webs, the usual stuff. Off for now, tomorrow we are going on a boat before sunrise!.
40 killed crayfish

First day of principal photography

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Early call, lost of things to do VFX on the set, a restaurant scene.
We had a nice and fruitful day, everything we planned worked, time flies when your working.
So much to say so little time, today day two no VFX needed on set but I took a peek, big crew, big camera’s lots of extra’s.
first day of shoot