SOLITARY Web Series Production: DAY 2

Director Ramon Hamilton and DP Daniel Cotroneo review a take for SOLITARY web series

Director Ramon Hamilton  (who also appears on-camera) and DP Daniel Cotroneo review a take — image source: Jennifer Fischer

The SOLITARY web series, currently being filmed by Think Ten Media Group in Portland, Oregon, completed its second day of production yesterday. Producer Jen Fischer, who is on location with director and husband Ramon Hamilton, provided updates from the set to LOUD GREEN BIRD.

SOLITARY Web Series Production Update: Producer JEN FISCHER

Today, we moved inside “the cell” — the cell we’re using for the Solitary Confinement Unit. We had to build the bed as the location we’re at did not have an isolation cell with a bed. Since, the cell is obviously pretty small — we often had to get creative with things.

Creative sound recording for SOLITARY -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

Creative sound recording for SOLITARY — image source: Jennifer Fischer

I also love how focused on sound [the] recordist [Michael Elliot] is.

SOLITARY's extremely focused, dedicated sound recordist, Michael Elliot -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

SOLITARY’s extremely focused, dedicated sound recordist, Michael Elliot — image source: Jennifer Fischer

Today, we shot one of the more intense scenes for the film so rehearsals were very important and I caught some moments of our lead actor, William Brown.

Lead actor William Brown rehearsing a scene in which he gets prepped to enter "the hole" -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

Lead actor William Brown rehearsing a scene in which he gets prepped to enter “the hole” — image source: Jennifer Fischer

Lead actor William Brown's intensive mental preparation prior to a take -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

Lead actor William Brown’s intensive mental preparation prior to a take — image source: Jennifer Fischer

Adam Lobaugh also expanded beyond his normal film set duties [as a grip] by catching a beetle for one of the scenes, in which food has been left out and attracted a little bug friend. Adam nicknamed the beetle “Celly.” It was surprisingly difficult to get “Celly” to cooperate.

A cameo appearance by "Celly" the bug -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

A cameo appearance by “Celly” the bug — image source: Jennifer Fischer

“The View From Inside the Bubble/Crafty” is a photo I took from the room that is often called “The Bubble” in prisons. It’s where the guards/correctional officers typically are — it’s their home base, so to speak. They can see out, but no one can see in. They also have a monitor there to view multiple areas of the prison and control all of the lights from “the bubble,” and have an intercom system.

The View From Inside the Bubble/Crafty -- image source: Jennifer Fischer

The View From Inside the Bubble/Crafty — image source: Jennifer Fischer

During the shoot, “the bubble” is where we have craft services.

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