Saturday, November 5th 2011
Rolled up in the pt and found a solid spot on Sansom and 16th, this is hard to come by, center city parking spots are like gold. I grabbed my equipment from my dorm and started the journey to the cape. Rolled up to the wawa on the begginning of route 47 and was surprised to see the gas prices compared to illadelphia. Got a meatball sub and a green tea and got back on the road.
Sunday, November 6th 2011
I decide to shoot during sunset, so i thought i would head down to the docks at about 4:15 little did i know it was the first day of daylight saving so i was actually an hour back, I took a glance at the sun and saw it was dropping really fast, after a few second i realized it was daylight savings. I called up Dave and asked him if we could do this scene as soon as possible. Driving over to 2 mile landing i was racing the sun. I made a decision to do a practice shoot and tech scout. Got to 2 mile and brandon obee was ballin in his parents ride, yea son. Brandon was going to assist me with camera, there was no audio to record except tone, so i didn’t need much of a crew. Whitney was on her way, but i couldn’t get ahold of her to tell her I made some scheduling mistakes. Dave, Brandon, and I rolled up and shot some test footage on the kathy Ro and got some good ideas. The plan was to shoot early morning tomorrow for some prime time lighting options.
That night I caught up with Julia (Ms. Jamie Bottom’s) and had a few drinks, always solid to chill with JBo. Met some cool people and ACal made an appearance. (Andy this is a shout out to you so i hope your blogging the Ro).
Monday November 7th
Woke up around 7:15am and texted B.O to make sure he was good to go. Got the confirm from Dave when he rolled up ballin in the lincoln. He was taking his kid to school so we agreed to meet at the docks around 8. We rolled up and it was poppin off, hard working fisherman on it early. We started to set up our first shot and fellow fisherman were pretty stoked to see we were shooting which is good to hear. Really glad there was a lot of rad people down there. I saw two guys walk onto the Kathy, i should of known who they were, if you watch my film you will understand why i don’t recognize all of these hard working individuals. Turns out i ran into Billy J, i know i’ve met him before but i explained who i was and he was more than happy to help me with anything i needed, such a rad guy. He got a few shots off and Billy was on the phone with my uncle so we had a chat, he was cool with me shooting the boat so the location was set and good to go. Dave had to give this guy a ride in an hour so he packed alot into a short amount of time but I got some good content. Well at least i’m happy with it and i guess at the end of the day that’s what matters right? He wrapped and Obee and I recorded tone and got a few more shots, and headed out.
Final Thoughts Tuesday, November 8th 2011
As Luminary comes to a wrap, I realize what a great experience this has all been. Working with amazing people who have dedicated their valuable time to help me create a film that has greater meaning than an assignment. I really can’t thank these people enough, you have no idea how much i appreciate all of your hard work. I want to also thank my friends and family who I wouldn’t be here today without. Even if you weren’t on my film your influence helped me to achieve my goals. Shooting the final scene where my father spent 3/4’s of his life is pretty mind blowing. This was his life, working hard to support my family. As I make this piece to give back to my father I would hope he would be stoked for me. This film marks the beginning of my career and graduation. My dad always told me to work hard for what you believe in. I believe in this career making me happy, and hopefully this film making you happy Chris Ro. Soon ill be pulling focus as well as pulling out of barrels on the west coast and i owe it all to you. RIP, your my luminary Ro yewww
that’s a wrap
About to get on the boat
Crossing the Kathy to the Margaret