‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ snook up on us so fast!
One minute I got a message asking to be involved in a promising production, the next – I was heading down to Devon at 4am, eager to get filming.
I’m not entirely sure how we got through the film without collapsing from exhaustion, though I believe we all went pretty damn crazy by the end of the night! Obviously all of us – the crew – are still in the learning process, and you only learn by doing. Well, I can safely say I learnt a hell of a lot. It definitely helped that we had such a talented cast, who managed to bring the characters to life with such ease, and so convincingly that there were a fair few times where the lines of film and reality became a blur. Which, is always a good sign. We’re lucky to have such a supportive cast who were skilful and full of good humour (much humour!) but also, are the type of crew who work as a team, get on really well, and produce some purely engaging bits of film!
In terms of technical equipment, it’s all becoming easier with each shoot, we’re all becoming a lot more fluent and confident with our roles and equipment. It’s really just like second nature setting up and getting ready now, things will always go wrong – or not quite the way you expected, but you figure it out, keep working and find a way around it.
I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this film and yes, we got stressed. Yes, we all went a little crazy. Yes, some people were even harmed in the making of this film. But that is why I love it (not in some sadistic way). Being able to laugh and joke even when we had managed to create such a dramatic ambience – says a lot about what a great team we had.
Seeing the stills from the shoot today made me all the more hopeful for Once Bitten Twice Shy’s future, I wish I was more patient…I was eager to see the final cut of the film before we’d even left the set! But it’s something I shall look forward to seeing.
So, basically – I learnt that I can still function after three days without sleep and it was an epic experience. Being a part of these projects drives my passion for producing film and with some good luck – this could be the stepping stone to bigger, and brighter things! Maybe even brighter than a 500W flood light shining in your face.
This post seems pretty corny – I’ve never liked corn.
Anyway, check out the Facebook page for all updates and info on Once Bitten Twice Shy: https://www.facebook.com/oncebittentwiceshyfilm
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!