of shots in a short amount of time.
It more or less all took place
in one big park in Puerto Rico. The
park had this beautiful river, lots of
trails, zip lines, and this big abandoned area. It worked out very well
for us in that we had a base camp
that was central to the locations we
were using, so that kept the travel
times reasonable. It was very convenient, and really clever planning on
Bailey’s part. There were a few locations we utilized that were further
away, but not too many.
The shoot lasted about fifteen
days, and that’s with very little prep.
It got fairly intensive. We just had to
keep on going. Working like that, we
didn’t have the extra time to polish
and whatnot. But we kept chugging
along, and it all worked out really
Tell us about your crew.
LSL: We had a small crew, and again,
everything was done in a very short
amount of time. As a crew, we had to
be really tight, with less equipment,
and that allowed us to stay very mobile. We didn’t have very complex
setups in between takes, and that
helped us get a lot of shooting done,
too. It was definitely beneficial to
not be burdened with moving a lot
of gear from place to place. It functioned very nicely, just working with
what we had.
The camera team was also
small. We had an AC named Adam
Marquez, and our gaffer in Costa
Rica was Alonzo Sambolin. We also
had some other crew people who
basically carried equipment around.
With a crew size like this, everyone gets a sense of pitching in and
helping out. You’re not just stuck
in your specific function. You have
to be multifaceted. When we would
travel through the jungle, everyone
would be hauling the gear and doing
little things to assist. If something
needed to be carried, then whoever
would just grab it and carry it to
the next location. We had to be very
hands-on and make decisions quickly, and that didn’t leave us much of a
chance to talk everything over thoroughly.
We didn’t have big lights, which
Hanna (Julie McNiven) takes a dip in the pool
Luis Salas Lobo operates the camera as director Bailey Kobe looks on
Hanna (Julie McNiven) & Trace (Shaun Sipos) scope out the pool