So we had actors on set on the days I was there. Unfortunately I missed out on the actress, Eve Pearson which is such a shame as I really wanted to snap some pictures of her!
What's worse is I saw pictures of her later by Rachel Thomas, a fellow 'tog and she really did look as beautiful as ever. Hmph! *sulk*
Image courtesy of the wonderful Rachel Thomas
Moving on to the good bits that I didn't miss however... like the actors I did manage to catch!
There's Matthew Neal:
And yes, these sideburns were grown specially for this part. XD
There was Zachary Street:
There was Jason Marchant:
Who, rather impressively, read rather a lot of Latin to the boys in the prison wagon. Even under duress as the next actor tried to pull him in, mid story-time!
Now, for anyone who knows John, you may find it suprising to know that he lasted a long time through the filming before getting naked and jumping into a canvas tent full of unsuspecting camera crew...
Here's John getting shot though, just for good measure. :)
Well done, John. :D
Now then, next, we have to bow down in adoration for the amazing work of Ruth Pease for her makeup skills!
This is Ruth Pease at work on Kiera Gould. Our stuntwoman (and Assistant Director!)
And this is Kiera going through the practise run with the ack-toars:
Just to remind those who aren't aware or haven't twigged, this is Kiera:
Amazing work from Ruth. A round of applause if you will.
Of course we then have the awesome costume from Julie Elgar! Here she is at work, dressing Baby John, a difficult task for anyone:
Now, really, we were seemingly lucky to get any work out of Julie on this day as she had realised that morning that her hair was long enough to put into, like, pin-up rolls. Not sure of the correct term.
I did manage to catch her doing some in the mirror but I did say I wouldn't put those pictures up... *snigger*...
Faye - Director of Photography
...and the camera crew
Chris Puttock - Stunt Performer
Jon Boylan (also in charge of Gaffer)
THE Gavin G. Smith
(Author of Veteran!)
Robin Gould - Fight Co-Ordinator
Kiera Gould - Assistant Director
Kristian Mitchell-Dolby - Behind The Scenes Footage
And finally, just some cool images that I took on the day that I haven't managed to squeeze in up there!
Matt looking out of the wagon.
Kiera amidst the fight in the wagon.
For sale: £1m ;)
Naww! Poor zombie! Did no-one want to play with you?
Julie Elgar, stitching.
Kristian Mitchell-Dolby filming behind the scenes.
The wagon from the outside. Ooh.
Bill. In a man-catcher.
Ruth Pease. Standing by for more blood!
They should call her RUTHLESS Pease. Ah ha ha.
... I thought it was funny...
Om nom nom!
Zombie Love Scene pt 1
Om... nom... nom?
Zombie Love Scene pt 2
Bucket Carrying and Barrel-Rolling
I don't know why but I actually love these two images.
Sash at work filming Robin
Setting up John's gun wound.
We thought he was brave getting that close to Baby John's trousers too.
Matt looking the exhausted hero.
Who shot Gavin G Smith!?
And WHAT will happen to Jakob Douglas now!?
And if you don't know what I'm talking about, you really need to go here and purchase his book. It's really, very good.
Kiera. With a bomb. This wasn't a very good idea, now, was it!?
Sound guy (Freddie) on the roof.
Tsk! Get down, Naughty!
Gavin and Robin.
Although at a film set it's very frustrating to be a photographer (people get in your way a lot) there really are some awsome reasons to be there. You get some incredible shots, get to see fight scenes, explosions and even Baby John getting set on fire!
Also, by the way, thanks to the help of Sashi Kassoon, I filmed this on my 7D. First time ever.