Greetings, Silent City Folk.
We had a week of shooting after Easter and the results were greater than we could have hoped for. Over 4 days we did over 200 setups, got close to 320 different shots, had two friendly visits from police (it pays to have a permit) and devoured 2 whole boxes of power bars.
It was a pretty great week by any standard. We had some amazing luck with light and weather, everyone gave their all and the team really came together.
We'll cover the details in upcoming tutorials (we shot around 20 hours of behind-the-scenes footage) but in short: it pays to be prepared, to surround yourself with people that care about the project and are passionate about what they do. Having 2 cameras definitely helps.
Zombie week is still in a holding pattern. We are keen to do this as soon as possible and to give everyone plenty of notice so they can make plans, but a key member of the team is currently in U.S. visa-limbo and we don't want to plan anything until we know they will be back for the shoot.
Hope you enjoy these stills and we should have a teaser trailer in the next few weeks.
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