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Star-Crossed Love
wooden slats. It was really dark and I
desperately needed some fill light, but
because of the site's historical status we
couldn't use wall spreaders. I casually
walked over to the shutters and opened
them the tiniest bit. Alan just as casually
went over and shut them again. It was
very funny.
Smoke is an obvious way to bring
up fill levels in a room but, again, even
water-based smoke was not allowed in
the location work. That was the real
killer for me! So, the one recourse that
Johnny and I had was to position an
Octo as far to the side of the camera as
I could to provide some needed fill light.
I had to place it up high [to keep it out
of frame], but the higher the light, the
more it spread. We double-diffused it,
and we also placed an 800-watt JokerBug atop a cabinet.
A number of sequences take
place in the Rockwork Grove. In fact,
we see it being built from scratch.
Kuras: [Laughs.] It was a virtual
mud pit. Shooting in England means
shooting in variable weather. The days
we needed to have sun and nice weather,
it rained. When we needed rain, it
would be sunny. The Rockwork Grove
was a practical set constructed in Black
Park, a public park near Pinewood
Studios. It poured the entire time we
were there. We were mud-encrusted for
weeks.
[The site, alternately referred to as
'grove' or 'garden,' was circular in shape
and consisted of tiers of greenery and
stone walls.] Key grip David Maund
was spectacular in building camera platforms to negotiate our moving cameras
through the mud. Wherever and whenever we needed to move the cameras on
tracks - no matter what level we were
on - there would be a platform.
Tell us about the extended night
sequence near the Rockwork Grove
when Sabine attempts to close a sluice
gate that has intentionally been
opened in order to flood and destroy
her fountain.
Kuras: The sluice-gate scene,
which evolved into the trough-of-rushing-water scene, was shot in two stages.

Top: The crew
preps the
Rockwork Grove
set. Middle: A
Technocranemounted camera
captures the
flood scene.
Bottom: Multiple
cameras are
prepped for
a Rockwork
Grove shoot.

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