The awesome new scene in Delivery

September 29th, 2011 ~ 10:18 pm

Sunday we shot our ‘Poltergeist’ scene.  I’m cooking and there is a knock at the door.  It keeps knocking when I walk away and on the third time I am looking at the door, but don’t open it.  Then when I turn around the kitchen is all undone and COVERED in tomato sauce!  Like COVERED.  It even got behind the fridge.  And Nick (?) was worried 4 cups would be too little.


We could only really do one take since it took forever to clean, and when we did it, some splattered onto my face, so I had to hurry and wipe it off while the camera was facing the door.  Not sure if it ended up adding extra time or not, but I needed to be sure you couldn’t see anything on me.  Then I turn around and react.  I went with confused shock as my reaction.  There was talk of trying to shoot it again, maybe just up until the whip-pan to the kitchen, so they could get a bigger reaction.  We never ended up doing that though.

I feel a little bad about that.  I like to try and give a director exactly what they want.  I think it’s still going to be a killer scene.  If we had a clean-up crew we could have gone again, but I think it’s going to work the way it is.

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