The Hayley Project: Day 17
Day 17 – Saturday. We learned that we’re cleared to shoot Tuesday morning for two of our detective scenes. This is nice because it meant today would be an easier shoot (we moved one scene to Tuesday), but it also means that Tuesday will be a big challenge, despite opportunity to gain great production value. We started a little slow at Washington Square park, mimicking a scene we already shot. We also had a new PA Sherryl, who was enthusiastic and is friends with Caroline, another one of our PAs.
Once we were done at Washington Square park, we cabbed it over to my place and then ate lunch at a nearby diner we had permission to shoot at. We then shot a detective scene from about 315 to 5PM in the diner. I don’t think we were too disruptive and the staff was pretty accommodating. What was annoying was some loud-talking kid kept rambling about something while Rachel was talking. Of course, the kid was gone for all the shots when we were facing the detectives. So what does this mean? It means that when we cut back and forth from Hayley to the detectives, we may hear the background changing from a whiny kid to quiet, etc. Anyway, the acting was good, and I think the final takes for all our actors were the best ones.
Afterwards we booked it to 125th street with our detectives and got a pickup shot. Amazingly, we were set up and shot out in about half an hour. I never saw us move so fast before. In all, we shot from about noon – 7 PM or so.
The other big news was that Phil arrived from San Diego, so we’re clear for tomorrow’s shoot. I’m starting to realize we might be fated to actually complete this the way we envisioned. Tomorrow, we will have actors from Scranton, San Diego, and Connecticut all back in New York as we start shooting some of our final episodes.