The first weekend on any small film production is always daunting. You don't know when you're going to get the first shot off. You don't even know if everyone will even show up.
I have to give credit to our excellent crew for really making the first weekend go as smooth as possible.
Dave Watkins as the AD had a good schedule plan going in, which we promptly re-arranged right away due to conditions on the ground on Night 1. However, we were sensible about every change and actually found ways to make up ground after initially feeling we were getting behind.
Dan Slemons, as always, has tools at his disposal that nobody else has thought of that prove invaluable at tackling the "odd" problems that often arise on a film set.
Great catering from Eddie's wife Nicole as well as my wife Christina came on time and ready to eat. Plus we had Grape AND Orange soda on hand for that little extra flavor one needs at times on set.
The actors HeadRoc, Onira and Chris all did good work and the first round of supporting players really added some nice moments on Sunday as well.
Of course this being a relatively controlled set relative to many we're going to be using during the shoot probably helped matters immensely as well.
All in all, we made our days on time, even early, and did not miss a planned scene. So you can't ask for much more than that from a first weekend.
Wardrobe Stylist Jenique and Camera Assistant Bashiri look on during the 1st weekend of "Battle"