Had our first shoot today. Just some small scenes, but important ones. (Of course, every scene is an important one.) Things went very smoothly, and our actors were on top of their game, despite Adrienne having a tremendously bad allergy attack. We were very worried about her, but she troopered through it and I dare say none of the footage betrays the tough time she was having.
Afterwards, we did some rehearsing with both of them. For some reason, we all got the giggle-fits-- every one of us laughing at every line, even and especially at those lines that weren't in any way, shape, or form amusing. But it wasn't a bad rehearsal-- far from it. It was a lot of fun, and very refreshing. We all agreed, tongue somewhat in cheek, that we got a lot done rehearsal-wise in addition to the shooting.
Adrienne bowed out shortly thereafter in order that she might recover from her allergies. David stuck around and we ran through the material for next Saturday a couple of times. Before he left, he tried his hand at Tom's new video game, Block and White, and Tom also introduced him to one of his favourite games that he had nothing to do with, the immortal classic Shotgun Ninja.
It was, all-in-all, a good start to a good film.
Stay tuned the next couple of days; to paraphrase Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Pictures.