We were all ready to pass out from the heat, and it’s only the morning. We started out with a few run-throughs of the 3-person fight scene with pistols from yesterday. After cleaning it up, we filmed a few times.
Then some basic intro into how to handle rifles – from prone crawling, to advancing and turning.
Bob brought out a revolver designed to shoot blanks. He explained the safety rules, and then let each of us fire a blank. As expected, it’s LOUD.
We then worked on a fight scene that will incorporate a breakaway bottle at the end. So we put together a bar fight. The breakaway bottles are very fragile, and shatter easily – but the pieces can still be sharp, so we have to be careful. We used a few different kinds – a green beer bottle, a brown beer bottle, and even a coke bottle! All shattered into a million different pieces that takes a while to clean up.
And that’s the end of Week 2. Bob told us to get some all-cotton clothing over the weekend – jean jacket, jeans, and long-sleeved shirt. We’ll be doing some burning next week!