Rehearsals with the Actors and DoP
On a student film your resources are very limited, however you usually have a little time to play with since the film is your main focus at school. The process of rehearsals was very new to me. I was very happy to have onboard Alex Gray (Cobb), Eren Fukushima (Aya), and Vera Badida (Japanese student). On rehearsals we meet and did a few read throughs and meet with our great director of photography (Laura Shand) for some camera set ups as well. Working with Laura was awesome, she really knew what she was doing with that RED Camera. All and all it is a great chance to refine the script with your actors feedback and flag up any potential issues.