Sequels are always worse than the first (except for Empire Strikes Back and Dark Night of course), mainly because they try to do the same thing over again with a few twists. For us, the crew sat down after their first day together and had a great conversation about everything that worked, and discussed a lot of things we wanted to change. Suffice to say, we had a great time adjusting our shots for Rich’s birthday party.
With a custom lighting system, Cassie set up a unique solution for a late night shoot which we can re-use over and over again. Rene went through and synced up the cameras with a unique warm color which will redefine the look of the movie. Rosleny made sure we had all the last minute equipment we could possibly need, including a last order at B&H Photo for a missing Smooth Shooter piece.
About a dozen people showed up for the party, and the footage turned out beautifully. Tomorrow morning we start interviewing our first family. Stay tuned for more!