Things I learned:
•It's colder outside of the city where the trees and buildings are gone from blocking the wind.
•Planning in advance is important, but flexibility in the moment is golden.
•Mistakes happen and being able to move forward with grace and a clear head helps smooth the bumps.
•Beds break, but teamwork and quick thinking/problem solving let us get back on track.
•The actors always surprise me. Ali designed a strap so pulling Dan across the floor would be more comfortable/ help keep his pants up, but turns out it was just hindering the process! So he insisted on just getting pulled by his ankle.
• Communication on every side is imperative, being organized and transparent would solve most issues.
• Filming sex scenes is like designing with typography. People get freaked out and panic because it's typography and they've never worked with something like this before! It has a stigma attached. When really, let's say you're making a poster, the typography is just one element in the poster that works with the other elements to create the poster. You have to look at it just like the other elements, it's just a shape, just another piece to the puzzle. It's no different with a sex scene.
• Snapping back to reality after a great weekend of filming is like entering the Twilight Zone.