Mistresses Shoot Day 14

Final day of the longest TV shoot I’ve yet done. Although it was for two episodes, it was essentially putting together one long 2-hour movie over two weeks of shooting. The final day was part of a double-up day – the incoming director started shooting his Day 1 and this was my final day. Mostly straightforward scenes that we had to finish quickly because we had a lot of them. Finished up at night with a couple of pieces of coverage that we had to save until now. Spent about 6 weeks with the same people – I’m going to miss them.

Mistresses Shoot Day 12

End of the week and first day shooting two days on a new set built to look like a re-purposed warehouse. Re-purposed for what I guess I probably can’t say. But we had about 60 extras and gorgeous lighting set ups. It was a lot of fun, and not a lot of pages shot, but complicated work. The cast and crew are all such good sports – it’s a lot of fun.

Two more days to go, including our biggest day coming up on Monday.

Mistresses Shoot Day 10

Lots of inventive sets this day. Started the day in a cleverly used facade – the front of the production offices – for a walk-and-talk scene. I did something like that once for Finding Carter, re-using office facades to fake a location. The art department did a great job dressing it to look like a place in perhaps Beverly Hills or West Hollywood and not a production office in Santa Clarita. But it was incredibly windy so that was a challenge. Then we finished shooting in that makeshift set I described yesterday and continued on to finish with a night exterior on the tiny backlot city street at Santa Clarita Studios. Long day.