We were going to be using tape as a backup, but the tape didn't interact well with our direct-to-disk setup, so we only used direct-to-disk (recording to a laptop's harddisk). We used DV Rack to help check our focus, lighting and framing. Here's Chris looking at the laptop.
Here's Kevin at the camera.
Shooting through the windscreen. Here's Luke and Simon in the car, roasting for art. It was summer hot, but they were wearing hoodies. Ryk wired the car for sound and the windscreen was shaded to cut reflections. Frances holds a light bounce card in the background and Ben (in the fedora) directs.
Shooting in the evening light.
Getting a wideshot of the car.
Here's Frances (who did makeup, effects, and helped with lighting) and Freya, the producer, (she's holding the script and storyboards.)
Here's Ryk holding a boom mike, Ben (in the fedora), and Simon in the background.
Once full darkness fell we broke out the camp lanterns and flashlights and miniature battery-powered super bright LEDs. Notice the sandbags, made with old jeans and beach sand.
Here's everyone shooting at night.
We were out there for about twelve hours and now have lots of material to look through.
Next: we cut the shots together, tweak them in post, take a look at it and see what things we'll change for next time. =)