Yesterday we finished the shoot at the location in the top floor office of an abandoned bank in the middle of Frankfurt by shooting it to pieces. We also found out that when you rig 20-30 sparklers on the wall, what you’ll get is a Rammstein stage show effect, but not a very good looking bullet impacts. So after that fail, we had to reset and go again. And finally we got what we wanted.
Building special effect shots is usually quite time-consuming, and it did take several hours to shoot just two shots, so I was feeling a bit desperate when we still had loads of pictures left to shoot, and time was running short. But luckily Götz was – again – really ruling the set, and Peta – being a real trooper – was hanging tough and playing great (although she had all the reasons not to) – we were able to crunch the best performances out of our beautiful cast and finished the day just in time.
This concluded our three-day shoot in that location. We will return to the bank today, but instead of that set, we have another one, a rooftop set, of which I’m a bit nervous, since it’s a cold, windy and slippery location. We’ll also be returning to Opel factory today to shoot one more scene there.