I got a good night sleep and the skies are clearing after a rained out day yesterday. We weren’t really prepared for the change in the weather, and soon enough it seemed best to give into it. The days are going fast. I’m both ready for the shoot to be over and sad it’s only a month more. One good thing about being a director is that you finish shooting and have editing to go into. It just gets more interesting. Last time I finished production—in Vancouver, years ago—I was a mess, so I think the silences were larger when the crew went home (or “the circus left town” as they might say in Canada).
There is a steady rhythm that starts to appear in the days of shooting. I think maybe most significantly, you begin to have a visual language that you can rely on and find as the scene lays itself out. My Facebook friend Heddy Honigmann sent me a quote from Renoir yesterday: “When you’re in your set, leave always there a window open so that the wind can blow inside.”