Friday, March 27, 2009

AJ Directs

We had our Metropolis moment on set last week when HW created some stunning undulating graphics to project behind our model. AJ directed her in the proper way to unfurl and pose.

Maybe next year, the budget will be large enough so that the actress's don't have to mop up after themselves.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Keep Calm

I saw this graphic in London last week. On posters and tshirts. Originally it appeared during WW2 but I guess people have found a new use for it in these troubled times.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Dog

Seven decided this morning that the most comfortable seat was me.....his twisted neck allows him to keep an occasional glance at the computer screen while he dozes.......

Monday, March 23, 2009

All That Glitters

Finally got back to Los Angeles and got the cable I forgot to pack...... here are a few pics from the set we just did in London. We took over a huge convention hall and built a 350' street on it. It was all very impressionistic and fun. We worked really hard for 2 1/2 days to prelight it and then shot on it for 3 days. A hard job but with lots of shiny things to occupy our minds.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Corner of.......

I arrived @ London Heathrow yesterday morning and got immediately whisked away to Earl's Court to take a look at our location. There was a Train convention on the main floor. And in between the stalls for safety gear, battery systems, heavy equipment, etc, Graham and I imagined what our 350' roadway will look like here.
Afterwards, I got a cab out to Pinewood Studios to see the rest of the team. Pinewood is most famous for being the home of James Bond and there are reminders everywhere. The production office is at the corner of Goldfinger Avenue and 007 Drive. And of course everything lays in the shadow of the massive 007 stage, built by Ken Adams in the mid 1970's to house 3 nucleur submarines for "The Spy Who Loved Me".
There's a poster of George Lazenby in the back staircase I wouldn't mind knicking........

Friday, March 06, 2009

Trumpets and Grass

I was waiting for the insurance people over at the new yesterday. Seems all the rain and sun have created a jungle. The front yard is hip deep in prehistoric monster dandelions and the backyard has several trumpet flowers in full bloom.