A GLIMPSE OF THE BACKSTAGE
Ever wondered how movies are filmed? Then we’ve got some great news for you! Today, we’re starting a series of posts with backstage material. Straight from the filming process of the first Lynx episode (Head Hunter). Excited? So are we! And for a good start, we’ve decided to show you a fragment of the most complex scene of the episode. Specifically – the scene in the bar, where detective Linda Lynx finds Crazy Ted, the motorbike gang leader.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Three words: complex, exhausting, rewarding.
Why? Well, because the whole scene was filmed in one single long take.
Meaning that if something unexpected happened, everybody had to start over the scene from the very beginning. Over and over again. Thanks to an amazing level of professional skills, we we’re able to go through this process with minimal stress, but it still took all the night. That’s right, we started filming the scene around midnight and ended the whole thing by early morning, around 6 AM. We planned to start a bit earlier, but there were several unexpected incidents in the bar we’ve rented for the night. As soon as the ambulances left the place, the magic shout “Lights, Camera, Action” roared in the air.
Besides taking a lot of time, this scene demanded exceptional coordination from every actor. Especially from those that played the “usual” bikers and girls at the tables, as their groups needed to look natural, lively and fun. And that was somewhat difficult due to the amount of “booze” that had to be taken. Of course, we couldn’t use real alcohol during the filming, so our background actors had to drink oceans of water for the scene to look realistic. :)
But in the end, everything was extremely rewarding. After finishing the last take, the whole filming crew just went crazy from the emotions! We’ve worked together for hours straight, supported each other and repeated every take until it was just perfect. Now we’ve moved on to the post-production phase. Very soon we hope to present you the final product, so stay in touch!
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More backstages photos from other scenes will be revealed very soon! :)