Behind the Scenes of "The Moon"


I recently had the opportunity to shoot some behind the scenes stills for Sorrento Productions. They filmed a short called "The Moon". It's a comedy and it's quirky and creative and I'm excited to see it! They shot at Popsicle Studio, a space that might look familiar if you've seen Batman! The ceiling lights can change to a wide variety of colors, making this space quite versatile if you need to change the scene or the mood. 

Something you might not realize is how repetitive filmmaking is. They do take after take of the same exact scene to make sure they have everything they need, PLUS get everyone's individual shots and camera angles. The actors have to deliver their lines SO many times, each time with at least the same if not more amount of energy. A few hours into this shoot and I felt like I was starting to memorize their lines. Talk about patience and determination on everyone's part. 

Filmmaking definitely takes an immense amount of planning. Everyone involved behind the scenes has their roles down to a T. It's serious business to make sure they aren't wasting any hours of the day figuring out logistics and keeping everything rolling (eh eh?) smoothly. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for some laughter and fun. (Even if it has to be silent while the cameras are rolling). 

Besides the director and producer (pictured above fist bumping each other), there are A LOT of people involved in the making of a film. Below is the assistant director, the cinematographer, makeup and hair stylist (she uses chopsticks when she eats so her hands don't get greasy), sound mixer, and gear squad. 

My favorite thing to see are the smiles and laughter exchanged behind the scenes. You can tell that they love their jobs and the ability to work together as a team. 

Shooting behind the scenes for this crew was fun. I loved meeting new, creative people who are passionate about what they do. The world of filmmaking is definitely a team effort, you need all hands on deck to make a beautiful picture in the end. 

Shani LeeadComment