The Wrong Trousers!
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Bodies present: Ian Lindsay, Mark Stalker, Sue Element, David Randell, Mike Varty, Henry Burrows
A much later start than normal tonight, as we're now well into May and sunset has fallen back to sometime around 9pm. The late sunset gives us benefits though - we can film "daytime" scenes after work during the summer.
|Jimmy boots an alien downstairs|
The scenes set at the top of the stairs in the student house were completed tonight. One of the key shots involved Jimmy kicking an alien over the bannisters and out of sight. We set up the shot, Dave positioning himself just out of view of the camera to throw the alien at Ian, and prepared for a long and arduous series of takes. Surprise - Ian got it spot on first time! The alien "leaped" into the air, Ian's foot came up, made contact, and the alien vanished over the bannister. We were suitably impressed.
|Spot the Foil Man|
The evening finished (late) with a scene featuring Ray arriving at the house, being chased by one of the small aliens. Chased? Well, in reality the alien was tied to Mark himself, so I suppose it was more "towed" than chased! Ian took over alien wrangling for the final shot of the night - the alien frustrated outside the back door, trying desparately to get into the house. And that was it - all night-time, student-house based scenes complete.... a major milestone.