Not much to report from this shoot. It was cold, rainy and even snowing as they were shooting in an alley near the city center. A fire alarm in the nearby student dorms went off and delayed things even further.
So no photos really (dark and access was more restricted than normal), but I got to hang out with Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg as they were waiting in the basement of the dorms. I approached them with two copies of my film, Hank vs Ninjas, Nazis and Chupacabra as a gift of appreciation saying, “Fans often just get photos and walk away and that’s the only way we can ‘give back’ to you guys. So I wanted to give you something to enjoy.” Both were exceptionally kind and gracious.
I tried to respect boundaries by not snapping photos of them as soon as I spoke with them; I was more interested in just talking to them on a very normal, professional level. We talked about film, the current state of special effects, and where we see them going. Andy Serkis has plans for a motion capture production company (interested in both games and film) and both were fans of Cameron’s technological advances in Avatar.
That rounds out my coverage of the Burke and Hare shoot in Edinburgh. Today that did some quick shooting at a museum (if I recall correctly) and then they’re back to London.