Sunday, July 15th, 2012 was the last day of shooting our short film, Reality Check, and it was a long one! Crew call was for 9am at a local pizza restaurant called Queen’s Pizza. We wanted to eliminate any audio issues, so we decided to shut off the air condition and soda machines. Unfortunately, it was very hot out. So, because of the size of the restaurant and the amount of lights we had, it was very uncomfortable for everyone.
After we finished the scene at the pizza shack, we had a small break before heading to at a relative’s office where we shot scene one. This was much easier to do since we needed less people and were able to have the A/C running.
Below are some photos from our first shoot at Queen’s Pizza. Photos were taken by Michael Crosby. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take photos for the night shoot.
Table setup for scene 5 of Reality Check.
Another angle of the table setup for scene 5.
Actors Christopher Dobens and Kayena Patel rehearsing their lines for the next shot.
The Crosby Studios crew enduring the heat.
We used a Canon 60D to shoot Reality Check.
Actor, Andy Crosby, making a face for the camera.
Getting ready for the last shot of scene 5.
It was tough getting the check perfectly framed.
Tomorrow, July 15th, is the last day of shooting Reality Check. It’s going to be a long day – beginning at 9 in the morning at a pizza restaurant and ending at 10 at night in an office. We will be filming the first and last scene of Reality Check. Preparing for a shoot is a lot of work.
For the past month, I have been trying to find the perfect date everyone is available for filming. Since this is not a paid shoot and everyone is volunteering, it is very difficult. Plus, before locking down a location for the pizza shack scene, I was contacting several different pizza places for about a month. Knowing that we are about to finally finish filming Reality Check after almost 8 months is such a great relief. But, unfortunately we are not done. After production comes post-production. I will be editing these last two scenes and sending them off to Digital Post Ink for color grading and Koen van Barneveld f0r music composition.
The hope is to get Reality Check released by August 14th. I feel that is a reachable goal. In fact, that’s the date I put as our release date on the movie poster. So, with a little luck, that’s when Reality Check will be unveiled to the world.
Make sure to look back here sometime tomorrow for behind the scene photos of our first shoot!