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Red-Eye shoot in Florida

Jan 28, 2005

Sunny Miami, right? Wrong. This is the kind of weather we had half the days we shot in Miami. I'd gone out for a rare walk this particular afternoon, and ended up taking shelter under an awning as the skies opened up. Not that there's anything wrong with rain, unless you're in the middle of shooting a movie, and the script calls for sunny, clear skies - which you had the day before.

The result was that the next day, our last in Florida, we ended up shooting a car shot with Rachel, in pouring rain! This is us on the back of the insert car - the special truck that carries camera, sound and lighting equipment, plus a few crew. I'm behind camera with Sheila my script supervisor, and Jayma Mays, who played Cynthia in RED-EYE. She's speaking by "telephone" to Rachel, who's in a car we're towing. Seen in the photo is, L-R, John Vecchio, our gaffer and Mark Cotone, my First Assistant Director. We finally got the shot, after the mini-hurricane that eventually developed that day had its way with us. When we got back to base camp, our whole mess-hall tent had been blown down!



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