Behind the scenes of the Griddy’s Doughnuts set
Cha-Cha (Cameron Britton) visits Griddy’s Doughnuts
Vanya (Ellen Page) has always felt distant from her siblings
book. You can actually get those low
and high angles where traditionally
you'd have a lighting rig.
When we went out on location in Toronto and were out on the
streets, we had all kinds of restrictions. We had to be careful about
what world we could show and
had to avoid showing modern cars,
people with mobile phones, satellite dishes, all that kind of stuff. If
anything was around the edges, we
would have to clean it up in VFX.
S&P: How did you collaborate
with the production sound team
Neville Kidd: They were always
fighting me, but certainly in a good
sense! They would ask, “Can you
back off a little bit?” And when we
could, we would. If we were doing
a wide and tight shot, we could do
the wider shot on a lockoff and VFX
could just rub out the mic if one
of the booms was coming into the
shot. We would then run a straightforward plate with no mic, and they
would just slot that in. So it's a really
easy fix to be able to get a wide and
tight without compromising sound
and without costing money for an
additional VFX shot. You do try and
make their life as easy as possible
because it's definitely hard to get all
the sound they need, especially with
these seven characters all having arguments at the same time. They did
a fantastic job.
S&P: What did you enjoy most
about working on this series?
Neville Kidd: I loved the world.
Griddy's Doughnuts was my favorite. We built that in an empty shell
of a building in Toronto, so it was
the real outside world you were seeing. It was very funny because we'd
be filming late at night and there
would be drunk people coming by
and trying to buy donuts, not realizing it was a film set. I was so pleased
with the look we had for that, and
I loved the ceiling with the circular
lights that fused and start flashing
during the shootout. That’s one of
my favorite scenes.