Adventure: GOLDFISH – Single reshoot

As much as possible, we should try to get it right the first time.  Still, reshoots happen. My last big-league challenge in cutting was getting Maverick as The Dog off of James Morley as Ben’s window garden box; between Maverick facing north and south and James’ posture upright or crouching out the window, no takes …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – No Verna Fields

It was a dream of mine to work with an editor on GOLDFISH; editing is my favorite part of working on a production, and I always dream of working with a skilled editor, from whom I learn many Jedi secrets and techniques. So often, I think of Steven Spielberg at Verna Fields’ shoulder, watching JAWS …

Adventure: GOLDFISH: Never Work With Animals* (*Animals Are People And People Are Animals)

As you know:  Rule Number One in cinema is: Never work with animals (or children) We really got lucky finding Maverick.  The only person who has even glimpsed at the footage is the casting director (Justin Chatwin):  “You should make it, ‘Starring Maverick,” he commented.  Well, James Morley has too much screen time to be …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – Amanda O’Donovan

As part of our team effort to create a greener shoot in filming GOLDFISH, our wonderful crew has signed on for vegan craft services at lunch breaks.  Ulla Laidlaw connected us with Amanda O’Donovan, who has prepared our team hot vegan lunches, and we have learned to look forward to her arrivals!  She often brings …

Adventure: GOLDFISH – The Midpoint

Hello Team.  It was a long day; everyone wanted to push through and we all made a democratic decision to keep going. We pulled almost a thirteen hour day. I could have gone all night! Everyone is really patient and wonderful and understanding and very kind and resolutely convivial. And good news: the Force was …