Our cinematographer, Daniel Stephens, testing our frankenstein-monster of a camera prior to principal photography. And sporting a rather spiffy cowboy hat.
A little light music
Director Chad Eddy and actress Giselle Brasseur prepare to watch a scene in the Perfect Match offices.
Our intrepid crew (Ashton Harrewyn, Sam Ludtman & Tony Rigsby) setting a passel of lights for a long night shoot in a Marietta, Ohio restaurant. The finished scene features all four main characters and a dancing llama. Unfortunately the dancing llama clip was ultimately removed from the scene.
Director Chad Eddy and our wondrous crew preparing to film the opening scene.
Acress Giselle Brasseur dances before a mirror for a scene in her movie-within-a-movie.
Mark and Chad
Director Chad Eddy and actor Mark Booker discussing the intricacies and subtle shadings of an about-to-be-filmed scene. Nice hat, Mark.
Actress Giselle Brasseur readies herself for a closeup on the bedroom set of PerfectMatch.
Outside the admissions office
Cinematographer Daniel Stephens and 1st AC Daniel Spilatro consider the finer details of focus pulling on a scene with Maggie (Giselle Brasseur) and Shelly (Aleece Jones).
Check the script
Director Chad Eddy and Actors Giselle Brasseur and Aleece Jones are discussing the finer points of a scene outside the admissions office.
Chad and his adorable wee friend, Mickey.
Quite often on set various crew and cast members would turn to any available camera, stick up their thumbs and simply state, in unison, "perfect match dot com."
Maggie (actress Giselle Brasseur) sits patiently while the lighting crew bathes her in sublime, fluorescent photons.
A moment of intense consideration
Director Chad Eddy and producer Mark Booker examine the script as they prepare for the day's shoot.
Intrepid Camera and Sound Crew
Our fearless and potentially nutty camera and sound crew taking a moment of repose while shooting one of the final scenes of the film.
The two Daniels prepare to film one of the delightfully quirky office scenes. Note the big silver disks on the back of the camera - the camera was so front-heavy that 10lbs of weights (from the Marietta College gym) were added to the back of the camera to balance it out.
Yes, that is a Prius in the midst of the filming goodness. It was used in this scene (Stephen walking to the river's edge) and a few others as a camera dolly when other, more traditional, dolly approaches were simply not feasible. With a small budget and small crew, we often found ourselves making use of non-traditional approaches to getting the camera (and crew) where it needed to be for the scene.