Local filmmaking club THE FILM PUNKS went into action again this past weekend to complete the bulk of Tampa Film Network's first short film GOOD FRIENDS.
The group started filming the first of three scenes at their clubhouse near Ybor at 12'noon. In the relaxed and controlled environment things went well and the group despite 1 or 2 delays was largely able to keep to its schedule. Once finished, everyone piled into their vehicles and prepared to migrate to their second location in downtown Tampa.
After wrapping things up at the club house, the group proceeded to a location downtown across the street from Tampa's Police Department. Some members of the crew had reasonable concerns of being stopped in the middle of recording and harassed or asked for a permit. But the group being specialists in guerrilla-style production, approached the shoot like many previous and boldly and in a seemingly rehearsed way established their presence and began to film. There was some adversity caused by a rude stranger who repeatedly taunted the group by playing a loud radio while riding his bike in a circle nearby during takes. The man circled the area for a time, grinning at members of the crew and delaying audio recording. However the crew led by seasoned member TJ, remained calm and simply ignored the provocateur and continued their farmiliar rehearsed pattern of setting up shots and recording. The man eventually lost interest and drifted away. The delay caused the group to finish late but all the necessary footage was obtained.
After reassembling at the final location, inside a small cafe near downtown, the group ended the day with a relatively easy shot list in air condition. Again, the group applied a pattern of rehearsed movement and finished just under the time limit set by the location host. All in all, another successful day for THE FILM PUNKS and for Tampa Film Network's first short film. There is only one more day of shooting scheduled and a single scene left to film. The group is predicting a 2 hour shoot to conclude production.