Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

No Apologies : filming the other sex scene: 4 in a bath

Posted by Phil On July - 17 - 2011


Yes! the whole camera crew, sound and director all in the bath.  ( well actually I only have one leg in the bath)  Paul is focus pulling. I’m using a 50 mm 1.8 prime lens, which only gave about an inch of sharp focus. We were doing a shot from the actress to her reflection in the the mirror.  ..and we still have another actor to get in the room !


This was the other scene in which “Chase” our sex obsessed character has a one night fling.  In which she gets the bruise filmed earlier.


Here’s Mike (director) rehearsing Nicola and Sean.



Whilst I set up the lighting in the hall..  even less space than the previous hall shoot…..



…Nicola and Sean made a totally separate quick film …a quickie ??  with Ken and Paul



…Don’t ask    …I think it was for an online audition piece??


Anyway ..back to the main filming


Nicola had to repeatedly throw herself at the wall to simulate how she got the bruise


She achieved this all safe and fine, until the very last shot when she wasn’t even in frame ..only her legs, when she managed to accidentally actually hit the wall quite hard.



Here’s Paul Witcombe and Paul Francis back in the bathroom. On the right Paul is using the Zoom H4n digital sound recorder. Paul on the left is using a cardiod mike, not a rifle mike, as a cardiod is better for use inside.



Here’s “Joe” (Sean Pogmore), laid out in the bathroom having been sick in the sink.   .. which is why “Chase” who was looking for a a sexy night, gets fed up with him and tries to leave, but ends up colliding with the  wall.   ..gripping stuff !!


Note the little eyelight down at the bottom.



..and here’s Ken, the writer,  as a stand in, blocking through the shot of Joe, who very drunk heading for the bathroom to be sick.    Great acting Ken!!   Smile


Here’s some links to how we filmed it.

Here’s a pilot I wrote & directed for the proposed feature “Phoebe Langtry”


Phoebe Langtry who built Bursledon Windmill

This is the true story of Phoebe Langtry who was the woman who in 1813, deserted by her husband, fought against the restrictive role of women in the society of the time, by becoming a successful business woman.  This at a time when a married woman didn’t exist in law and was considered a possession of her husband. She lived close to and probably knew Jane Austen. But this is the story of how a  real life working woman lived  and loved in Jane Austen’s time.

This is the pilot for the proposed Feature Film



Phoebe 1

Phoebe 2

Phoebe 3