Here are the last set (for now) of behind the scenes shots from Amber. These pictures were all snapped from Cam A (the Canon 7D we shot the film with) as we were setting up lights/shots/larking around.
Debs fixes Adam's hair before we roll.
They're supposed to hate each other. I'm unconvinced...
Amber: bathroom sink drama.
Uhhhhh... so remind me why you guys are all in my bedroom?
It's a tough job, actoring.
Cast got the clap.
Go on girl, get the boom, go on girl, good girl!
We nicknamed this part of the house 'The Temple of Doom'.
Emma throws shapes/acts. They're similar disciplines.
Jenni considers an alternative escape route.
This is suddenly going a bit 'The Shining'...
Oooh, traffic light lens flare...
Making its third or so appearance in our films.
Hmm. Things may have been deteriorating at this point. Or getting better. You decide.
Tom Kirby, filmmaker extraordinaire, checks the lens for dust.
Tony demonstrates the single hardest thing about filmmaking: getting out of the bed.
And now, THE BEST OF ALIZ. Aliz Tennant has worked with us a few times recently while studying film at York St. John University. On Amber she served as trainee Spark, assisting Jenni with lights and electrics, and shone (pardon the pun) in her role.
Aliz, like many of the students we work with, is an example of mutually beneficial partnerships we firmly believe in when making our films. We get a keen crew, the students get experience working on films. Everyone’s happy. And we were very happy with ALL the students who worked on Amber.
Aliz assisted Jenni partly by standing in for actors while the lights were being set up. Here are some of Aliz’s best stand-in moments:
Mean and moody in the bathroom.
More mean and moody at 'sunset'.
Slightly less sunsetty sunset.
Daytime scene. The whole film takes place in a bathroom, incidentally. Maybe.
Hmm, something's missing...
Ah yes, another stand-in. Tony obliges.
Eee! Eee! Eee! Eee!
Thanks to Aliz and again to everyone who made the film. Next thing I’m working on is the edit… and a trailer!