Sunday, April 5, 2009

CITY ISLAND COUNTDOWN: TFF-22!

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Here's a clip of Steven Strait and Julianna Margulies riding the process-trailer (i.e. the rig that carries the car that she's pretending to drive) and self-slating themselves--a necessity when doing driving stuff as there's usually no room in the car for a camera assistant to crouch in and perform this antiquated but still highly necessary task. Despite the mega advances in technology, movies still rely on several very old-fashioned customs to achieve the simplest ends and the slate--which provides the editor not only with necessary shot/scene/take information but a definite sync mark for sound and picture--remains the quaintest of the "analogue" steps that still exist.

Tomorrow I'll begin a multi-part saga on how the movie actually got financed and made--something I haven't gone into any detail about previously. And don't worry--more and newer clips (cut scenes) really are on the way.



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3 comments:

Marianna said...

Hello Raymond!

Well I tried to participate in the "City Island bloggathon"! Since I don't know people who live in NY (personally) I figured...I'd post about it!

Hope it helps just a tiny bit (even though I am so jealous that people living there get to watch the movie and I am NOWHERE near it!).

I wish you have a great week :-)
Take care
xoxo

Anonymous said...

I always did like this clip. They're both so cute at the end :) I'll be interested to see what the dynamic is between Joyce and Tony in the movie.

Anonymous said...

For such a simple little segment, it's still one of my favorites. Must be the big smiles at the end and the joking. Can't wait for more!