Tuesday, 15 December 2009
A successful first day's filming
On Sunday we had our first day of location filming at Magna Science Museum, Rotherham. A big thank you to the museum and its staff for allowing us to use their very dramatic car park for the 'city bottom shoot out' scene. We were extremely lucky with the weather and although it was cold it remained dry, so we were able to complete all the required shots on the day.
Congratulations to all the cast and crew involved. I was expecting enthusiasm, but was blown away by the professionalism and commitment shown by everyone. Edmund Dehn's performance looks amazing in the footage. Greg Staples also looked great as Dredd and Matthew Banwell was excellent as Minty's shooter.
In all, there was some excellent acting from everyone, which changed the dynamic of the scene for the better. I was tempted to go into details, but it would only mean anything if you were there. Needless to say there were some dramatic deaths and some superb part building. Everyone managed to give their own character an individual personality, which really shows in the footage.
If it wasn't for the fact that everyone was pitching in we never would have managed it in time we had. A MASSIVE thank you to all involved. At no time did anyone say a word about the cold, lying on the floor for ages or the number of retakes.
Dan's costumes and props looked spot on in the final HD footage and Steve Green's camera work is excellent. Barry Renshaw's suggestions and eye for continuity were essential and his story boards were a joy to work from.
David Lindsay took two roles on the day, as both stills photographer and Second Unit Director for some other 'special' footage. I've loaded a selection of his stills in this post.