Sunday, July 26, 2009

Goodnight, Gracie

I can't believe there's only a week left before heading on to DC. After three weeks of shooting and a week of pre-production, it seems as though I've been here forever. Then again, the time really flies on these long days. We made it to Jackson late Wednesday night and have been enjoying the sleep and quiet phones for two days now. It's amazing how calm things are when the four cell phones we have here aren't all going off at once. Amile, our executive producer, has graciously offered me a place to stay at his parents' house where I have eaten huge breakfasts and acquired a few new nicknames. I now understand why Mississippi leads the country in obesity.

I wish I had photos, but the card reader has over 500 pictures I have yet to sort through. Mississippi is such a beautiful state with awe inspiring thunderstorms. Wrap time has been cut short several times as a result of the rain and lightening. Shug, our puppy player and local mascot, had to be carried to the car when she refused to leave the porch! I guess even dogs get scared sometimes.

All in all, with the late nights, long hours, and crazy weather, this has been a true learning opportunity for me. The organization and skill required to build a film like this is something one can only learn from personal experience. We have all had a great time trying new things, and I can't wait to see what the next project holds.

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