DAY ELEVEN – SCLUB DANCE THEIR WAY OUT OF TROUBLE. Unsung heroes of the set part 103 – Props Man Miguel. If Rachel needs her cell phone, Hannah needs her glove puppets, Jon needs change for the cafe scene, it is Miguel’s job to provide it. He must keep a close eye on which props are owned by which characters and how they make their own journey through the movie. Miguel is a tall, quiet man, intense and dedicated. Today, like many days, I yell and expect Miguel to pick up the slack. Sometimes he doesn’t have the things I asking for stuff because I haven’t warned him that I’ll need it. Is it possible that my endless yelping like a whining puppy with it’s paw caught in a door jamb is making his tall imposing frame bend over at the top? Possibly. I wish I could express my thanks for his untiring work and make him laugh. His partner in crime Javier the set dresser constantly badgers me with pictures for next week’s Jeep or Friday’s ray gun but he smiles while he does it and I’m so happy they’ve got their act together. Laia and her art team have done an amazing job with the three loaves and five fishes they were given.
Essentially today’s work was back to normal business for me – making a music video – and I sensed the band were happy to return to their first love – singing and dancing. They rehearse with such energy and gusto and Bradley shines as he leaps upon the table in the cell lighting up the set with his infectious smile. The dancing guards keep our spirits high until we wrap and my final image of the day is finding the hulking frame of Armando sitting on a stool in the loo, wearing only his undershorts, while he bathes each of his large sticky feet in hot bowls of soothing water.