It is time for another instalment of ‘A Gasp of Oxygen’ folks and I am writing to you two weeks after finishing the filming of ‘Lowlight’. As always the filming was extremely fun and challenging in parts but that’s what it’s all about, sometimes coming up with quick solutions on the day because no matter how much you plan, there will always a be a curve ball. So you have got to stay on your toes!
In case you did not know us here at Oxygen Films we have been filming our second series titled, ‘A Series of Light’ which is exclusively on Amazon Prime and the episode we just filmed is called ‘Lowlight.’ It is a continuation of ‘Whitelight’ from series 1. So if you have not seen the first series you should stop reading and go watch it now!
Back On Set
I really enjoyed being back on set with all the amazing crew, it is always an absolute pleasure working with them all. On this episode I was doing a different role on set, on most of the other episodes I was Assistant Directing but on this one I was the role of the Production Coordinator. The role allowed me to work on the preproduction of this episode, which was a lot of fun. I particularly enjoyed finding and sourcing the props for the shoot and I was really happy with how they looked. We were also lucky enough to have a heat wave on the days of the shoot which is always better than the cold and the rain especially when it comes to equipment.
On the first day of filming I introduced myself to the cast and to any new crew members too and made sure everyone was happy and ready to go. The first day was really exciting for me because the last time I was on set was December 2020 and it felt like years. The day went smoothly and everyone’s faces lit up when I brought the pizzas back from collection.
The second day of filming was particularly a challenge as we had a lot of unit moves and we had to try and figure how to transport the equipment and props to the other locations, as well as keeping track of which equipment and prop went in what car. The most difficult location to film in was the woodland location because there was a heatwave and it made it harder to move the equipment and props within the location we were filming at. It was a bit of a struggle getting the petrol powered generator into the woodland location we filmed at but we managed to get it working in the end and because everyone is amazing we managed to get it all there and the scenes we filmed in the woods looked awesome!
The third and final day was a lot easier than the other two days because we didn’t have any unit moves throughout the day and the location we filmed at was perfect for a heatwave as it was really cool in the basement. I was really happy with how it all looked and I was sad when the shoot ended.
Overall I feel the shoot went really well and as always we worked legendary together as a team. It’s always