Every few days, whilst being on set filming this movie... I'm reminded of the importance of the standard, garden variety bath towel. It got me thinking.... can a movie actually be made without one? In a word, I don't think so. (Ok, a few words) But read on, and decide for yourself... it's an election year after all, better start thinking about these sort of issues!
Also... here is a VIDEO wrap up of the past few weeks:::
I think the best place to start is with the innovations the towel has been responsible for on this specific movie:
|"Towel Dash RED Mount"|
|"Under Dash Pillow Towel"|
|"RED Towel Guard"|
Now... I know what you're thinking... "Yeah, but Luke, those circumstances you listed are ridiculous... what about in a normal movie?" Well. How about I quickly just list of other uses? Shoulder pad for under the RED when shooting hand held... something for the child stars to lay on while shooting on the hot ground of the alley... cushioning the fall of breakable props... cleaning up pools of semi-coagulated fake blood... makeshift knee-pad for kneeling/low angle steadicam shots... and how about as simple as a dust cover for the camera? Douglas Adams pegged it when he wrote of the importance of the towel, and the crew on this movie won't soon forget it.
All the towel talk aside... this blog marks the last day of shooting for Jacob Lacy, our lead bully "Abner". Jacob really brought something dark and slimy to the role of Abner. On a number of occasions we were shocked how creepy he made the character! We can't wait to edit his footage... it's just teeming with wickedness. Thanks for all your hard work Jacob!
This post also meant a return to the much loathed, incredibly dirty, insanely hot alley in south Scottsdale. Neither kids nor crew were happy, but after a look at the dailies we decided we needed one more day down there to make the fight scene really pop... and we got it! It looks great. The kids really beat the crud out of each other! We couldn't have asked for better.
Stay tuned for the next post... we're approaching an epic milestone! And always remember where your towel is!