Hi, Katy the Stills Photographer back again to blog. Today on the shoot it has been a day off for everyone. The establishing shots days are all completed and the shoot itself starts tomorrow. So it's a rare chance to catch up and get some rest in before the shooting starts. There is a really busy pace to every day here but they are great days, there is so much going on, so much to take in and so much to capture on my camera!
This photo is of Charlie our Production Manager with her mobile office - which consists of a large bag, lap top and mobile phone!
The cast has all arrived here now and are ready to go. I will be taking photos tomorrow in the make-up department showing them all turning into their characters, transported by costume and oil paint to the first century BC! Our first scene is of John the Baptist eating locusts - this is not as bad as it sounds as we have some life like ones made out of marzipan so it's actually pretty nice!! There will be some live ones on the set too be part of the scene - they won't get eaten!
It has been fascinating working over the last few days around the make-up artists, set dressers and wardrobe team, we are all based at the Atlas Studios in Ouzarzazate. The huge amounts of work and the level of detail that goes into everything here is amazing. I can't wait to see the sets all in place. In the photo to the left you can see a couple of Mike Fowlie's team working away - he is Head of our Art Department. I also can't wait to see our cast tomorrow in costume and made-up - even the camels on the shoot have to be dressed!
As well as shooting scenes with John the Baptist tomorrow we are also going to shoot a scene with Herod Antipas (played by our George Clooney Khalid) and Salome doing her temptress dance. Can't wait!
Thanks for reading and that's all for today.