This was a series of quite complicated scenes with five actors during a series of group therapy sessions.
Particularly difficult with the number of eyelines involved.
We were filming at the Trouville Hotel who were really helpful to us. We set up the lighting the evening before.
I used a Chinese Lantern overhead with a 110 watt fluorescent bulb (equivalent to about 500 watts tungsten)with black wrap to take the light off the top of the wall. I rigged a second lantern in case I needed more light. It would save us having to stop filming and clamber up. In the event we didn’t need it, but it’s worth being prepared. As it was nighttime, I couldn’t tell how much light was going to come in the windows.
Here’s Jude checking Nicola’s bruise on the continuity photo.
Here’s Paul Francis and Martyn Lowe. Paul Witcombe doesn’t seem to appear as he is taking the photos
..and Steadicam style. We used a U-FlyCam which is similar to the Merlin Steadicam, but cheaper. The GH2 is very light which makes it considerably less tiring to use
It was a long day, but went well