Today was quite a calm day at our production office, which by now we hope means only one thing: everything is on track!
After six days of intensive pre-production, our crew is finally ready and have (almost) everything sorted for shooting Good Souls. We are now halfway through Summer Production Company, and there are only two weeks to go: shooting week and editing/post-production week. At this point, our crew has been divided in several departments to make sure that nothing is missing when we drive off Film City Glasgow on Tuesday, so it is fair to say everyone is experiencing JUMPCUT differently and learning different skills from all our mentors.
Our art department has had a very busy week creating the world of Good Souls. At some point, it even involved watching strangers trashing an old car for the shooting.
Sound and camera had a very similar week sorting out all the necessary equipment and making sure we got them on time for next week. Learning how to operate and making sound/camera tests took quite some time of this part the crew throughout the week.
Location department spent a lot of time out of the office, as they were scouting Glasgow after the perfect spot for our shooting, and later negotiating with owners to make sure we have access to all the facilities needed.
The production crew was on top of all budgetary issues, as well as organizing all practicalities and logistics, like making schedules for both prep and shooting week.
Director Liz Randon spent all week meeting with the different crews making sure things were moving forward to the same direction. She also conducted castings sessions and rehearsed with the final cast.
Last, but not least, JUMPCUT Documentary Crew has been keeping a close eye on everything that is happening with Summer Production Company and researching about the Scottish film industry for their documentary Uncut.
Everyone is excited to get to location and shoot, but first is time for a very well deserved rest day before the hard work continues.