We had a big meeting with our stunt and SFX people today. Suddenly, my office was completely cramped with people figuring out how to make these scenes which are so surprisingly easy to draw on a storyboard to actually be filmable. Our stunt coordinator Mark Sieger and SFX coordinator Harry from Harry’s Special Effects basically ruled the meeting with questions, suggestions and ideas. I never had understood what kind of needs there are for stunts before starting to really look into it – everything from security to stunt drivers, stunt coordination of the actors to what you could call stunt action (somebody flying across the screen and so on). Special Effects are the real effects that we see on screen – the ones that are not done with CGI. We have some explosions, a lot of steam, smoke, wind and all this kind of things, plus – of course – shooting which needs blood and gunshots.
Here’s just a quick excerpt from the meeting, didn’t get to do a proper Director’s Diary, sorry: