Sound people are like hen's teeth up here and as we have a mini-boom happening in production at the moment, any sound crew worth their salt is booked up way in advance. So when my AD (WonderJen) from Bristol suggested a sound recordist local to her I say "hell yes". All was great with this arrangement - Dave our recordist had got his buddy Nick to boom operate and they were coming up from Bristol together on Friday. Then last night I got the text that any producer dreads...
Now to put this in perspective up until yesterday things had gone fairly smoothly with no major crises to report. So that was kind of a blind side to say the least. Started panicking this morning - WonderJen started panicking last night!
So finally this morning I get the news - Dave has bust his little finger. And when I say bust I mean smashed to buggery! He's in a full arm cast and therefore incapacitated. Crap! Time to start ringing around.
Lots of panics and tweets and calls and texts and emails later I'm sorted - sort of. Two sound recordists are splitting the detail as neither is available for the full shoot due to prior engagements. Aaahh SUHWEET - sort-ed. Now I can relax. Not so fast sunshine... Now the boom operator is unavailable!!!
This role has proved even harder to fill - but finally at 10 pm tonight I have a boom op. Well two boom ops filling one role because - you've guessed it neither is available for the entire shoot! So numbers have doubled - but never mind. Please welcome:
Jerry, Xander, Paul and John - it's like the Beatles without Ringo and George.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.