|Filming an insert on the electro-badge.|
Okay, so let's start with Principal Photography. That's the main film shoot. (We shot ours back in August.) And while we officially wrapped, this does not mean that we're actually finished filming.
We're now filming pick-ups. Pick-ups are basically footage shot after Principal Photography. Sometimes it's referred to as filming inserts (usually of props), its purpose is to help with the flow of the final edit. In our case, we've been filming inserts since September with a small skeleton crew and actor hand and body doubles. (Many of the inserts involve the special electro-badges as you can see in the picture.)
Usually pick-up filming is more relaxed, partly due to the fact that we don't need to be worried about getting sound quality (as we're usually not shooting dialogue). By the way, that doesn't mean we don't get sound. We do. To help us when we do the foley (sound effects) later on.
On the other hand, there is what is called a re-shoot. A re-shoot is when the actors are re-called to shoot a new scene (or part of a scene). A re-shoot tends to be more ambitious, more like a mini-Principal Photography.
This Sunday, November 2nd, we're filming some more pick-ups... And we're also doing a bit of a re-shoot. Actually it's a bit of a re-shoot/pick-up mash-up. We're bringing in a whole group of background actors for the day. (And, hey, if you're in the Niagara area and want to be a part of the shoot, check out this webpage. We'd love to see you there!)