The things you wait for in this hurry-up-n-wait industry…
Now it may seem “normal” on set to wait for planes to fly overhead when you’re shooting under a flight path (not really sure why you’d shoot there, but there you go)… or perhaps wait for clouds to arrive or pass, depending on the look of the sky you want to achieve. Sure write it all down on the production report as set delays. The funniest one I remember is… waiting for a beard to grow.
We were shooting IMAX 3D and you REALLY can’t fake much in the scale of IMAX, so we had to delay our shooting start date until the Performer grew his beard back for the pick up shots. We’d never be able to match his beard from the previous footage otherwise. Alas. An industry where even the delays are creative!
Cheers & smiles,