Block 2, Episode 3 Various locations, 10am-3pm
So we inch ever closer to our final day of filming, filming scenes for Episode 2.
We started the morning up in Roath, shooting a scene in a corner shop where Andrew has a very funny encounter with a shop assistant. We have to give huge thanks to Naran Ladhani of Cyfarthfa Stores for allowing us to take over the shop for an hour.
With the use of a Go-Pro and some interesting camera angles, we've got some really unusual footage that will make the scene look very different. Joining us on set today was Zoe Azzopardi who is playing the shop assistant. It's a small role but Zoe gave a wonderful performance. Ben was also on top form, really selling Andrew's frustration in that moment.
Just as we finished filming Ben leaving the shop and were able to wrap for that part of the shoot, we could feel rain in the air. The plan was to then travel up to the Danescourt area of Cardiff to film a scene from later on in the episode which involves a car. This required the road to be quiet and, more importantly, dry. However, the heavens absolutely opened and we had to abandon that scene to be filmed on another drier day.However, we didn't waste the rest of the day. We were able to use the afternoon to shoot some interviews with cast and crew for the short behind-the-scenes videos that will accompany each episode.
Luckily, the weather cleared and dried up enough for us to pop out and film a few short pick-ups for the episode of Andrew waiting at a bus-stop. It was on a busy street with a lot of passers-by but we were able to get the shots needed. It may only be thirty seconds on screen, but it will all help to sell that particular moment.As we wrapped for that pick-up, it started raining again. Time to call it a day.