Season 1 Episode 2: Film Shoot

The shoot for Episode Two took place outside London on November 1st 2009. In the time it took the actors to arrive, I had to decide on lighting for the room. It was possible to beam lights in from above as the room itself cut through the middle of the building, almost to the roof. After much deliberation though, we decided to light from windows at ground level and place gels over the glass. It has an interesting effect, pretty odd… but then, so was the whole scenario.

The actors Stuart and Anastasiya arrived about 11ish and we went through how people’s hair needed to look and what they should be wearing. We had to decide what Maria would wear in the early part of the film, before she gets into her ‘Angel’ costume/battleskin – those who bought the video know what we chose!

Both Stuart and Anastasiya had done fight rehearsals in their own time and I was really pleased with how well things had been learned. From a shooting perspective our lives were made easy because of this, and we shot a lot of material. In fact, there was so much great stuff that didn’t make the edit, we are giving a large chunk of it away to people who sign up for our free discount list.

We shot quite a few wide angle takes that we probably wouldn’t go to the trouble of doing today, because so much of it ends up on the cutting room floor (or in the trash of a Mac). Stuart, who played both Drone and Doctor parts (yes, we don’t actually have a robot, sorry) was not very well with a bad cold, so spending 80% of the day in that head wear was a tall order.

We really crammed so much jeopardy, peril, action, punches, and wrestling into this film that I am kind of amazed that we shot it in 10 hours. I’m so pleased with the result. Episode One was very worthwhile but this was in a different league, and I know we got excellent feedback from buyers. But hey, if you want to find out for yourself then you can see it all by CLICKING HERE.

Comments for: Season 1 Episode 2: Film Shoot

  • Bert says:

    This is the one that hooked me on NGC. Episode one was very nice, and hinted at good things to come, but Ep 2 was a huge step forward. It remains one of my all-time favorite heroine movies. The fight choreography was standard setting. Also, Anastasiya is a perfect fit for this genre. She is beautiful, has a spectacular body that was very well displayed by the choice of costume, and clearly has a sense of what people want to see.

    The movie was beautifully shot. A scene that stands out for me was during the first fight. Angel has been downed by the droid and is on all fours. The camera is at ground level looking up at Angel from behind as the droid lifts her chin and prepares to land a punch. Awesome shot! I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

    Best of luck in the future, guys. I’m anticipating S2, Ep2.

  • Chris says:

    Hey NGC. More episodes like this one. It was perfect! And like the above poster this was what really put NGC on the radar for me and showed me what you guys are capable of. Angel put up such a great fight with her superior skills and tried so hard but was simply outmatched. The production, directing, choreography, and camera work was amazing. Also, Anastasia is simply beautiful and an awesome actor! We need more of her!

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