Car shots and pick ups
The last week has mainly consisted of doing second unit pick up shots of the Judge's Audi driving en route to the campsite.
This has involved me (the producer) being the stunt driver, I use the term stunt loosely as really there isn't much in the way of stunts in this film. My driving is pretty shit though, particularly in an unfamiliar car - even a kick-ass unfamiliar car like Staggy's Audi, it IS nice to be able to overtake people - just for the sake of it though, I must admit!
The second unit/ b-roll stuff can often be a massive part of a film. Take the Hangover for instance - all of those shots of sunrise and sunset over the Vegas Strip. The shots of the car on its way to Vegas (and home again). I would hazard a guess that there is about 5%-10% of the Hangover that is this kind of "filler" b-roll stuff! These shots can add considerable "production value" to any film - ie they can make it look like it cost more than it did. And when you've made a film for circa £3.50 like we have with this one - then you need all the help you can get with improving production values.
This week has also seen us come up with an extra comic set-piece to add to the film - involving Pob and a badger... So if you see any tweets from either @TheStaggDo or @fnafilms then you know what they are about, I really think it will add a little something extra special if we can pull it off... so keep your fingers crossed!
Also had a great idea for a little contest involving you, our dear audience, just finalising some details and then we'll announce it - so keep checking back both here and on our Facebook page.
Will try our best to keep this busy during the shoot and post-production.