Given the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey nature of production schedules, it’s pretty standard for effect to precede cause when you’re putting a story on film. The cast, crew, and locations you need for Scene 3 might only be available before those you need for Scenes 1 and 2, so it’s often a necessity to work out of sequence. So it’s been with Three Yellow Roses.
Having filmed a steak dinner on our first day of production, Tuesday evening brought us to Green Fields Market to film the shopping trip before said dinner, and another trip taking place some time after it. Given that one of the themes of the film is the relationship between past, present and future, it seems fitting that our production schedule brings them together as it does.
Eddie was a great help in securing this location for us – he had previously shot a film at Green Fields (the hilarious Less Fast, More Furious), and gave us a very favorable report. So when I arrived there, I wasn’t at all surprised that Ed (the manager on duty) and Melisa (our point of contact in working out the day and time for the shoot) were so gracious and accomodating. Whatever we needed, they found a way to make it happen.
We were soon joined by the rest of our crew and the majority of our cast, including Rip and Katsy, making their first appearances on set. Since we’d all had a chance to bond through an initial production meeting at Maxine’s house, they had no trouble getting into the spirit of the film, and did great work with their characters. Just as Maxine and Pedro did great work in building on the relationship they had established in their first day of work together. And just as our crew – from Chadd to Nikki to Will to Erik to Mike to Eddie – did great work in making sure we captured it all.
There’s still another day of shooting ahead, as we have a few scenes left with Maxine, Katsy, Mike (moving from behind the camera to before it), and Cassandra. But Rip and Pedro have wrapped their scenes. And Oscar continues to work on crafting the score. More and more pieces are coming into place, and in good time we’ll be in post, where they’ll come into sequence, Three Yellow Roses will take shape, and we’ll see what our work really looks like.
Judging from our first two days of shooting, it’s looking pretty good so far.
And with that, I’ll call a wrap on this post. Thanks as always for following along, and for your continued support. Until Day 3, “be seeing you…”