Well, we are getting very close to the shoot dates of The Alpha Invention and no matter how hard you try and do all the groundwork ahead of time there is always absolutely loads to do at the last minute. From the ordinary - organising crew availability, organising backups, arranging insurance and being on WhatsApp constantly so you can approve every bit of set design that Anna takes a photo of; to the more unusual - posting questions on Reddit and programmers' forums to find software that emulates code on a computer screen.
On Thursday night we went through the shoot from start to finish with all the Heads of Department at a very noisy pub in central London (that's what you get for having a meeting on the first day of the month). The purpose of this was to go through the shoot schedule and if one department had a issue/challenge/problem/flash or pure terror they were to say "We're doing WHAT?!" or something to that effect. We then would discuss how we can execute said "WHAT" without this department hating us for the rest of the shoot.
Needless to say, it went swimmingly and thankfully there were hardly any "WHAT"s from anyone. I even double-checked to make sure that this was indeed due to quiet confidence rather than Sam Smiths beverages.
So as the days draw nearer this blog should receive a big fat injection of activity and if we aren't too exhausted after each shoot day there might even be a production diary of sorts. For everything else, there's twitter...