Monday, March 05, 2007
CRIMINAL MINDS: THINGS YOU LEARN REALLY QUICKLY ON SET
Criminal Minds: Day One: One of the things you learn really quickly while on set is that the schedule can and will change all the time. By the time Matthew sat down to have lunch he was done shooting for the day, AJ was still in wardrobe and was not shooting that day, Kirsten had the day off but was coming to the set later to meet me, Shemar was almost done shooting for the day (or so he thought), Mandy, Paget and Thomas still had a lot of scenes to shoot and the shooting was way behind. Meal breaks on a set are union regulated and any decision to extend shooting past that time means big penalties. We were already in the penalty phase. I had hoped to have all of the cast in Craft Services at the same time but you learn very fast that flexibility is essential. I took hundreds of pictures while on the set of Criminal Minds. Many of them were of events which occured prior to eating lunch with Matthew and I will show them when I am done with my trip diary. Some of them I won't post until we get closer to seeing "Ashes and Dust" and some I will need to postpone until "Honor Among Thieves" is staring us in the face. So lets get back to Matthew and his gifts as soon as possible because after that AJ enters the room and rocks our world!