Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 8:05PM
It’s been a long ass mutha fuckin’ weekend, but it’s over. I feel a little bad about my previous post bitching and moaning about the film shoot. Although Saturday was a hard day, even as I was writing that post I was aware of all the really good stuff I was leaving out. A bar full of people came out and showed love and worked on my little movie for free. rocketparkboy stayed late and helped figure out some electrical problems that otherwise might have caused Freddy, the bar owner, to kick us out and shut down production. My roommate unexpectedly came by after work to help us strike the set and I don’t know how I would have done it without him. Sunday’s shoot came off like a dream and we actually stayed slightly ahead of schedule in spite of the fact that we were half a day behind because of the problems on Saturday. Sunday, no doubt about it, we were in the zone. We got the most complicated shot of the day in a single take, which was nothing short of a miracle. I just came back from logging the footage in the lab and it all looks tight. At least for the moment I’m stoked on filmmaking. What a difference a day makes.