#the women of firefly are so perfect #river: frail unstable genius girl WHO KICKS YOUR ASS #inara; the ‘whore’ who flips on edge everything most’d normally think about a whore and is beautiful inside and out #zoe: fierce warrior and soldier who wants to be a mother someday #WHERE ARE YOUR LADY TROPE GODS NOW???
The Marauders used to take turns taking care of Harry when the others had Order business or were too busy or needed a night off. It became a tradition among them, as they were passing the baby into the next caretaker’s hands, to say “you’re it. good luck.”
The last thing Sirius saw as he was falling through the veil was Remus running over to Harry, and the last thought that ran through his head was “you’re it. good luck.”
On the production of episode 5 of Kissing in the Rain
Sequentially, this was the first episode we shot of Kissing in the Rain, which means 1) I was intensely nervous during its production and 2) hahaha, I have Sean and Mary Kate’s first kiss on camera. Most lol-worthy is the fact that Zack, our DP, accidentally continued to roll camera after we called cut and didn’t realize this until we were about to call action on the second take, so I also have Sean and MK’s very first between-takes interactions documented on camera as well. Given the meta-tasticness of this series in which they play two actors who keep having to kiss each other on camera, I figured the production stills from this take might be of interest.
I’m looking forward to cutting together a massive blooper reel over our series end credits once both seasons of Kissing in the Rain have been released. There will likely be an entire montage of Sean and Sairus struggling to get out their lines over the rain relentlessly hitting them in the mouth/eyeballs.
For reasons unknown to this lady director, I chose the scene with the most difficult blocking for us to kick off production. It was also our first run with the rain rigs (we’d done some camera tests before, but with enough margin for error that I was prepared for everything to go topsy turvy on this project if they didn’t work properly on the day), so I’m honestly still kind of taken aback by how well this episode turned out given all the variables in play. Sean and Mary Kate were both seated on vintage suitcases that were completely ruined over the course of shooting this scene, I’m still pretty sad about their loss. Another fun fact, the coat that Mary Kate is wearing in this episode is mine from third grade. My parents liked to buy me clothes I could “grow into” throughout my childhood. It saved me some wardrobe budget in the end, so I won’t complain.
This episode was my homage to studio films of the 1930’s - specifically Bringing Up Baby and It Happened One Night. There was a period in my life where I had only just discovered online streaming, and for some reason the streaming site that I found only hosted films from the 1940s and earlier, so these two movies hold a special place in my heart. I was also riffing on the 2008 film, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, starring Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, and Frances McDormand. It’s a wonderful little period comedy, I highly recommend it.
That’s honestly all I can think of for production on this episode, it’s a short commentary week! In case you missed it, I also wrote up a couple behind-the-scenes commentary/essay posts earlier last week. There’s one here about the creative process from idea conception to production to episode release, and another one here with my thoughts on the world of literary adaptations for YouTube. Check those out if you are so inclined!
As ever, feel free to reach out if you have any other questions regarding production, I also answer quick questions on twitter. Hope you guys will enjoy tomorrow’s episode, it’s probably one of my favorites, along with every other episode.
Read up on the behind-the-scenes of episode 5 and rewatch the episode before tomorrow’s new episode release!