But actually, we're trying to figure out how to feed everyone. It seems like a small thing, but trust me, when you're a few hours in, the lights are blazing, and you are tired, sometimes the only thing going is the thought of lunch. So, Sybil and I are doing our best to make sure that we provide hearty, nutritious, and delicious meals that will leave everyone ready to go at it for a few more hours.
I'm also pleased that the weather report says it will be cooling down to the mid 70s the days we're shooting, which means that loading and unloading gear will not be so horrific. Heat is always a pain, but it's also a bummer since most of the equipment is made of metal, which gets very hot to handle very quickly. Basically, it looks like the planet is giving us perfect weather, for which I am grateful.
We've also sent out our calls for extras and crew, and we are getting some responses, which is very good. Nothing is more wonderful than working on a set that is well staffed (and has ample food). And nothing makes a movie come together like extras, who make the film seem like it actually is in this world, instead of some apocalyptic universe where the only people who exist are the actors. I'm very much looking forward to the chance to see it all happen. I know I've said that before, but it's true. Sometimes it's difficult to believe I'm actually doing this, and that it's so put together I don't even have to feel like it could fall apart at any moment. My only job is to not get sick or injured before the shoot so I can be there. Isn't that awesome? The only thing I have to worry about at this point: SHOWING UP. Sweet.
So anyway, tomorrow I'll be meeting with the makeup artist very quickly, then I'll be spending the rest of the day relaxing as much as possible. Who knows, maybe I'll even get to sleep in past 7am tomorrow. Here's hopin'.