Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Prep and Test

We did our camera prep today, and shot our actual test on location at the noodle stand. It was pretty nuts - it was raining the whole time, and we had almost a crew of 15 out on the streets.

Nelson was already running his Taiwanese crew pretty smoothly, and I was surprised to see just how fast they can move. We wanted to play with some different lighting scenarios and test out different lenses (which will help us figure out the exact style we're going to shoot the noodle stand sequences in). It's been a tough couple weeks of preproduction to get here, but I'm really glad to be shooting in the middle of a Taiwanese nightmarket instead of LA. It was a fun night.

We'll see the test footage printed and projected in a few days.