Six episodes, ten days, seven locations, no weekends off and only one day of rest. That pretty much sums up my last couple of weeks. I have to admit that shooting 1+1 wasn’t as easy as… as… well, as one plus one! However, I was blessed with a great team that was able to overcome adversities and rise to the occasion every time an obstacle crossed our path. Like one of the actors put it, “it felt like we were amongst friends having fun while shooting a film”.
Rain, unseasonable cold, unpredictable weather, planes and geese, yes, geese, were just some of the foes that tried to get in our way. In spite of all this, the team stuck together and for that I have to thank the patience and the professionalism of our cast. Mikaela Lupo, Salvador Nery and Rui Spranger were the best group of actors a director could ask for. There was never a dull day with these three, their good mood and willingness to help made the set a more colourful and brighter place to work.
Now that the production stage is over, we’re on to the editing room where all the magic will happen, knowing that over the last couple of weeks each and every one of us gave their best to this project.
After a week of shooting in Porto and Lisbon, there’s been a setback with Ciência Hoje and some of the interviews will have to be rescheduled. We will be shooting the new content over the next couple of weeks, however I won’t be taking part in this stage. I’ll start editing Ciência Hoje next Monday after the October 5th holidays.
I guess it’s off to the editing room for me. I promise I’ll try to at least get a few minutes of sun light over the next few months.