It's been a hell of a busy week. Finally retaking filming sessions north of Lima at Puente Piedra and staying to sleep on location because of distance reasons (we all crew live far from it). Would love to have a better bed but the mattress we all got is old and not cushioning enough. I can feel the bed wood panels under me so Im buying huge bed-shaped foam for all of us.
Around 200 extras were present here and there during the daily filming for some complementary battle scenes. The weapons, the adrenaline, the attitude and all were perfect. I'm quite thrilled.
Just a few incidents arouse regarding someone tripping over and a horse hitting a light stand and breaking the bulbs during a scene near midnight. But all in all I got what was envisioned.
Here are a few pics of this week's work.
Tomorrow...another full week of filming. Gonna miss my own bed.
|Chilean soldiers reaching the top of the Ciudadela fortress.|
|Brave soldiers on both sides offering their lives for their ow country.|
|Checking rifles malfunctions. They get stuck when soil gets in the chamber.|
|Alejandro shooting also the behind the scenes. All crew takes turns.|
|Cesar, already a "veteran film soldier", helps an extra with his rifle.|
|Tarapaca's batallion flag.|
|No holds barred.|
|Horses. Love those noble animals.|
|Checking the takes with actors.|
|A wide view of the second line of defense of Ciudadela.|
|Stating safety precautions.|
|Explaining the extras how today's scenes will be.|
|Dirtying an actors face.|