Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunrise, Sunset

Remind me why daylight savings time exists again?
Well, we're out of light by 5pm once it ends, that's for sure. The last day (ha!) of shooting additional photography on Carbon Copy is on Sunday the 1st.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Exteriors. We're doing them. Here's the position of the sun.
Funtimes, no?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

First Aid Kit

As far as I know we've only had one serious injury from someone on-set. And it was during a take in a scene where an actor sat down but because she was measuring the distance behind her she ended up wrenching her thumb. Badly.

We have first aid kits on set but I've never really put a lot of deliberate thought into what should be in a first aid kit. Like a decent, real, first aid kit.
For twelve hundred bucks you can buy a defibrillator. But in most of the places I'm in EMS will get there by the time you remember where it is and get someone to get it while you're giving compressions and rescue breaths. So they don't seem terribly practical for actual first aid kits.

A Pocket Mask, however, seems like a super useful thing to have in a first aid kit.

Honestly, I'm a bit surprised they don't come standard in more kits.
But most of what one needs in a first aid kit that gets opened and used on a daily basis is much more pedestrian. I find it hard to locate a pre-stocked kit with exactly what I think we'll need in it. In no particular order, and with some items as definites and others as somebody's gonna want this:
  • Eyewash kit
  • Saline solution
  • Tampons with applicator
  • Feminine pads
  • Ibuprofen
  • Anti-diarrheal medicine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antacid
  • Bandaids -- more bandaids is always a good thing. Everyone needs bandaids
  • 3-in-1 ointment or Bacitracin or whatever
  • alcohol wipes 
  • Examination gloves
  • Trauma shears
  • Forceps
  • Instant cold packs
I may update this list. But these are the sorts of things I think I want to have just, you know, around.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Readying shopping order

We need clothes for our combat androids. Basic suit Gloves Harness Boots are still an issue.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sketches for Henry

Edge of Oblivion needs a giant robot.
And Mars needs women.
It's just the way things go.

I was talking about how I thought Henry was essentially a 40-foot tall oil platform surrounding a huge rocket engine with a platform overhanging the side with a T-34 turret on top. So Ian Hubert was like "Send me a sketch of what you want for Henry."

My skillz as an artist are unparalleled. This is what I sent.

He was not impressed. I tried again.
But of course it needs to be less dog-like and the tower has to go higher than the turret and there has to be a rocket engine, etc.