Wednesday, August 31, 2005

In costume

We've had no contact from the other stage dad, but here's a snap I took on the second day of shooting, to finish off Child One's disposable camera. Left to right, that's Children Three, One, and Two - and it's a very rare photo of Child Two without a genuine smile. And an equally rare photo of Child One with a genuine smile.

Note the ultra-modern footwear on the girls. The costumers had no shoes for the older girl (either actor*) and the shoes for Child Two gave her blisters. They'd have gone barefoot, but the sandpit contained scattered broken glass. The result? The kids were carefully shot from mid-calf up, although the father often lifted the properly shod boy into his arms. I'll be looking for flashes of sandal, though, when this finally hits the air.

* When did the term "actress" fall from favour, anyway?


Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Good stories. Keep them coming.

August 31, 2005 9:44 PM  
Blogger Scott the Reader said...

My sister's twins did a day on Dark Water (they often hire twins so they can switch off and work longer). The scene had the kids running out of a school with Jennifer Connelly's daughter, and they got it in the first take, with the first half of twins.

But so the second half of the twins wouldn't feel left out, the PAs pretended to film it again with them later. I thought that was classy.

Ultimately the scene is so short in the actual movie that you can't even see them.

September 1, 2005 8:25 PM  

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