Hi, Mel and Danny here. The Rambutan crew has recently revved up and begun production. We have shot 2 scenes, both during school, and made rough edits on both. We think that both scenes went really well and the acting from Kyle, Maggie, and Cat was astounding. Both scenes were short and easy to get done during school; however, these scenes are still essential to the film. Even though all turned out well in the end, we still hit a few obstacles along the way. For instance, on the first day of shooting, Kyle, who plays George, forgot to shave the night before and had to quickly do that before we could shoot. Then, when he came back from shaving, he informed us of a cut he had given himself while shaving; however, when he took off the bandaid, we realized he basically had a hole in his neck, that is how deep of a gash this was. Luckily, in the shot where the cut was visible, the focus was on Maggie and the cut could not be seen. The next obstacle, which is yet to be overcome, occurred while we were filming one of our hallway scenes. Cat, who plays Julia, needs to give a half grin at the end of the scene; unfortunately, Cat couldn’t smile without laughing, so we were unable to get the shot. As a result, we will need to return to that scene another day. Cat also revealed her dramatic side with her extensive monologue.
“What?” – Cat Murphy
For us, Mel and Danny, we have both been contributing to shooting. Rory has been teaching us how to shoot and wants us to get more involved in the process; so we each shot a little bit during the two scenes we have filmed. In addition, during a particularly difficult shot in which we used to slider, we needed 4 people – Rory, Mel, Danny, and Gracie – to hold parts of slider or camera in order to get a clear, steady shot. Per usual, Pat has been working on music and contributing to our second place lead in music trivs.
The rambutan fruit is quite the deceptive fruit; there seems to be no local places or growers that sell them. In result, we have been debating whether or not to order the unique fruit off of amazon. For the page, click We are quite contemplative, though, because we have read that the foreign fruit tastes like plastic. Also, the idea of ordering fruit off amazon from “Tropical Importers” is a little sketchy. Finally, every date we seem to set for the Rambutan Rager always falls through; however, we are still hopeful that it will occurr.
Until next time,
this is Mel & Danny.