TEN Principal Photography Day 10: December 14, 2012 – The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library – Somerville, MA

Day 10 was our most closed day of shooting. Kelly, Cathy, and I were the only carryover from the crew and Rachel also helped with the shoot. She was not in any of the scenes. The set was cleared of everyone else who was not in the scenes. The scenes …

TEN Principal Photography Day 9: December 13, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 9 We started off Day 9 by trying to take advantage of natural sunlight. It was pretty impossible to fully light the stairwell, so we hoped we could fill in some of the shadows with the little bit of exposure sunlight that came in through the windows along the …

TEN Principal Photography Day 8: December 12, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 8 As we progress further and further into the shoot, it actually becomes more and more complex to talk about what we did each day without revealing more and more of the plot.  As such, keep in mind that there will be spoilers here even if I do my …

TEN Principal Photography Day 7: December 11, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 7Some people (named Kelly) considered this day to be the most torturous. This is because we shot for almost the entire day in one room (many scenes) and it was the hardest room to light and work in. It’s quite difficult to talk about the scenes we shot without …

TEN Principal Photography Day 5: December 9, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 5 We got to start the day throwing Rachel down the stairs. We gave her some knee pads, so it was cool. (I kid. We didn’t give her knee pads.) We also got to make her uncomfortable by shoving a lit lighter – the “2nd favorite lighter” to be …

TEN Principal Photography Day 4: December 8, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 4 For Day 4, we continued our basement antics! One of (what I made up as) the classic scenes in a film like this is the wine cellar scene. The only problem was that the Beach Mansion  a rental property, didn’t exactly have a wine cellar. So, we made one. …

TEN Principal Photography Day 3: December 7, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 3We began the third day of principal photography doing something that felt a little strange. We had rented the Beach Mansion for its lavish rooms and fancy decor, and on Day 3, we decided to spend a whole lot of the day in the dingy basement. Much of TEN actually takes …

TEN Principal Photography Day 2: December 6, 2012 – Beach Mansion – Barrington, RI (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Day 2The second day of TEN principal photography was the first shooting day at our primary shoot location, the Beach Mansion in Barrington, RI. We arrived in RI around 3 PM and got to immediately unpacking, building the light kits, setting up props, and preparing the first two rooms for shooting. Day …