If you've been paying attention at all (and especially if you're part of the Twitterverse), you already know that FEARNet critic Scott Weinberg is playing himself in Found Footage 3D. And going into our third and final week, it was time to bring him onto Gonzales.
Here he is today, meeting our producer Kim Henkel, just moments before being called to set to shoot his first scene.
On Thursday we'll be killing Scott in glorious fashion. Stay tuned!
Last Friday, OMNIception paid a visit to the set of Found Footage 3D with this nifty looking rig:
What they've done is assemble 12 GoPros to get a complete spherical view of everything around the camera. This can be used not just for stills, but also to shoot entire scenes, and Found Footage 3D is one of the first to make use of this technology.
The first week of filming for Found Footage 3D was long and exciting, and now we've compiled some of our favorite moments for you guys to see. You'll get an exclusive look at the cast and crew both on and off set.
We hit some pretty major snags yesterday. The entire day centered around only two shots, both of which went spectacularly wrong, with a major continuity error on one and an effects gag that failed to perform as required on the second. But we got what we needed for our VFX wizard Trevor Harris to fix the latter digitally in post-production, and because we are so far ahead of schedule, we were able to reshoot the other scene today.
It's a testament to our amazing cast and crew that things are chugging along so smoothly. Even when we get thrown a serious curveball, like we did yesterday, we're able to roll with it and get what we need.
At the end of our first day of filming, Steven gets a little emotional as he shows his appreciation.
Today we had our first special effects shot of the film.
We’re incredibly lucky to have Everett Byrom III as our special effects supervisor. Everett’s worked on dozens of major films, including Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, Jurassic Park III, and the Spy Kids franchise. And true to form, he knocked it out of the park.
We won’t go into too many details, but we got the whole thing in one take, kept everything safe, scared our neighbors from half a mile away, and left a heck of a mess for our art department to clean up: