Chaplin Moment

David Atkinson on Piano.

Working last night, I snapped this shot of David improvising during a scene. Its always impressive watching David work, as he creates new compositions on the fly, to go along with scenes that are being created as he plays.

Got caught up on a gag last night, and found myself thinking about how the same thing would happen to Chaplin at times, and how he would shut down a production for as long as it took for him to come to a conclusion about what would make the gag work. Hours and hours later, he would come up with something brilliant, and then shooting would resume. Last night, we were so close to funny that we could taste it, but we’re missing one small piece of the puzzle that will provide the payoff that we need.

We should have the piece of the puzzle shortly.

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