The Making of Saving Harper Ross season 2: Day 8
Day 8. Let’s just say Day 8 started in a tizzy. We had some complications with a location, simple miscommunication about the availability of the house but that lead to some chaos. I was frantically calling/ emailing a bunch of actors to see if I could push up call times when in the back of my head, I knew it would be better to just push it back. It was definitely a test for me as an AD (assistant director) to handle and manage the chaos of rescheduling on the fly. After, I think the second call I decided that this wasn’t possible. and we decided that pushing back call times was the better route. I got everyone back on the same page and everything fell into place. Nothing like a little bit of chaos in the morning to get the engines going.
We arrived to the first location and we got to work. It was a quick scene we needed to get there and then we needed to make a company move because there were three locations we were using that day. Although, it was just one scene, it was a pretty emotionally heavy scene for James. Even though it was a serious scene, Dominique Meyers, who plays Max, still has us cracking up.
There were a couple of times where Chason busted out laughing because he had forgotten that he wrote a line and when he heard it, Chason would hold his laughter and after he said “cut”, would die laughing.
We pushed through to the next location that we only had two scenes but we were racing because of the weather changing, it had started to get cloudy and there was a chance of rain. Yep, rain again. This time though, our luck held out and there was only the slightest of drizzles.
Day 8. We were really running and gunning, that’s the best way to describe it. Always moving with a purpose. Making sure we got everything we needed in a timely fashion. That’s actually how we usually like to shoot, at an upbeat pace. There were only a handful of times where I said…Today is where you can have a lot of creative freedom, today is the day where you can add a bunch of shots. I say that, but it was really only one day. We’ll get to that day at one point…until next time.