DAY EIGHT – ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT, DRIVING INTO BARCELONA, ESCAPING FROM THE RECORD STORE: Heroes of the Set Part 102 – the sound guys. Ours are called Tim, Will and Javier. As well as recording the sound we want to hear they sometimes record sound we don’t want to hear – trucks rolling by, planes flying overhead. They fight an endless battle against the picture mob (which is virtually the rest of us). “Great take!” says I, “Print it and move on.” They have to interupt me with the bad news that there was a car in the background, Brad’s neck-chain clanked, Tina banged her mic, Rachel’s mic-pack was visible etc. Today we shot in the airport and of course Tim came up to me at one point and said: “You might want to know that the last take had a plane all over it.” My droll reply was, “Sorry Tim we went all over Spain trying to find a quiet airport for you sound guys – but everyone we visited had planes.” My awful humour aside today is a very productive one – 55 set-ups. This means we moved the camera position or changed lenses 55 times – some films with more leisurely timetables might take a week to do this.
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