Behind The Scenes of The Skin
“The Skin” is an awesome horror short film that I was lucky enough to have worked on. While also being the Assistant Director I was the photographer. I shot some Behind the Scenes as well as the Stills for this project.
“The Skin” is making its way around the festival circuit right now. I noticed I never wrote a post about it so, now is the perfect time! To leanrn more about the film, and to get the update on whats its up to check out The Skin’s Facebook page. It might be showing around you.
I really liked working on this project, it helped I liked the people I was working with! We shot it back in May over a weekend. Now, where we shot- is the interesting part. haha. It was about a 2 hour drive from Manhattan. We all stayed for the whole weekend, I was def up for a lil working vaca!
The movie features a cabin in the middle of the woods. The director was able to use the cabin through of family connections. Now the cabin was the place most crew stayed for the two days. It had character. That’s the very least I can say. It ran entirely on a generator so, without it there was no lights, power, anything. Oh, and I forgot to mention there was no running water. Needless to say we were roughing it.
I’m not prissy by any means. I love camping in that exact form so I def didn’t mind. Also the fact that there was no service didn’t bother me either. Not having to be on facebook or answer emails was great. It was a tough shoot, but I learned so much as an Assistant Director. I learned I have to be very annoying to the director. He hated me at the time, but after the fact was very thankful.
I really enjoyed the fact that I got to meet new people, but also work with friends as well. The cast were great! The Lead Actress was so professional, but very down to earth! I felt lucky to work with the DP, dude worked on Requiem for a Dream!!! He was super nice! I learned a ton from him as well.
Of course like with any shoot there were issues, and we had our share. I always felt like we could have used another person. But I feel like that’s how everyone feels on every shoot. I remember a lighting issue. We shot a chase scene once nightfall came and the main light we needed didn’t work, but we made it work. One of the locations we had was a chaotic mess, and we had to sort out before shooting. I felt sooooo overwhelmed! One of the members of the camera department fell ill, and of course I was massive worried about him. And as always as film shoots go… we fell behind schedule even before we started. It was crazy, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
I was able to see it finished, and was very proud of everyone involved. It’s a great little film. If you want to read more about the project this article is straight from the Director, Justin Timms. See that article here.
Check out some more BTS photos below.