Welcoming Departure is shaping up nicely and on track for a January 2012 release. The rough cut is being groomed and soon selects will begin appearing here! In the meantime, check out new production pics on the official Facebook page!
Currently... It is the LAST day of principal photography! We have some pick up shots to get tomorrow, but we have finally reached the end. Pretty ridiculous ride its been!! But before we finish, we have maybe our most ambitious shot yet. It involves building two sets in the ranch we are staying at, 40 feet of track, a 300 lb dolly and one long take! It's gonna be crazy. But you have to go out with a bang!
The last few days have been productive, yet kinda slow thanks to the rain. While we have finished a lot of interior scenes, we haven't been able to finish the last few exteriors. That's okay, we shall persevere!
Currently... The principal photography of Welcoming Depature is almost over. We cannot believe it! We finished our 4 days of shooting in Portland, OR, which consisted mostly of shooting scenes in Hank's Apartment. Boy was that a marathon! We did almost 40 scenes in a tiny apartment. Major kudos to cast and crew for powering through! After we wrapped the apartment, the crew took some time out from our busy schedule to celebrate Director Scott Ballard's birthday with a fantastic dinner.
The next day it was time to load out of and clean up the apartment. Then we hit the road and headed back to Bellingham for the final stretch of the film. On Saturday morning we started bright and early for the last 4 days of production. We had an ambitious schedule ahead of us and was off to a great start. The crew mastered a very tricky effects shot, when weather and other unforeseen circumstances arose. We were able to continue with most of the day before rain shut us down. Still, we managed to shoot 4 scenes! All things considered, that's a success!
Sunday marked Day 21 of shooting. Even with rain falling in the Pacific Northwest, we finished another 3 scenes. After filming at a plant nursery, we moved to downtown for an office scene. We finished the day in the lobby of the Lakeway Inn for a quick scene. Many thanks to Saul and Eric for their help today.
Just two days of production left!