March 15th, 2010 | daybook
Video Village is the place on a film set where they set up monitors hooked to the cameras and herd all the producers, visitors and other persons extraneous to the actual making of a film. Therefore, Video Village is where I end up. They hand you an audio rig so you can hear what the mics are picking up, and basically experience the shooting of a film from enough distance that you cannot possibly fuck anything up for the people who are working there for a living.
This is Video Village on the RED shoot in Toronto, first unit. Technically, I had permission to wander anywhere I wanted. (In fact, the DVD crew begged me to, so they could get b-roll of me strolling around the set.) But I’m always horribly conscious of being the only person not working, so I tend to stay around the village, or sneak off for a cigarette.