The whole set was designed in a digital, three-dimensional space and only a small part of the footbridge was later actually built in the studio. So little physical components, so many questions: How do we position the footbridge in the room to still have enough space for all the required camera settings? How do we block the actors and break up the scene in order to end up with a nice digital background? Not what I’d call an intuitive workflow. In preparation, we produced tons of pre-visualizations – everything from architectural drawings to animated videos of the scene. Future shit – at least for me!
Only one day of shooting, tons of equipment, and 40 people resulted in a hectic set and little time to work with the actors. As this was to be expected, we rehearsed extensively beforehand. It was my main task to guide the actors through the day and make them feel secure in between all the technical stuff. For this special day, I put on my best yellow sweater. Not only does it suit me very well, but it also helped the actors to easily spot me amongst the rest of the crew that was dressed in black.