If you have no idea what I’m referring to with this title, then perhaps this old Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie advert might help explain. If you are still none-the-wiser, then I’m talking about lack of space (with regards to filming).
One of the challenges filming Emmi was shooting in tiny spaces: tiny bedrooms, cramped kitchens and – as mentioned on my previous post – legendary stairwells. In particular this location was a challenge. I remember doing a recce asking the location managers for the seediest looking stairwell they could find. There were a number, but we ended up going with this one:
We liked it because the top housed a tiny corridor area which could also be used. Little did we know!
To say there wasn’t enough room to swing a cat is perhaps an understatement (poor choice of phrase considering we had three characters, a baby and a cat for this scene – that’s before the crew and equipment were also factored in and we only had around 4 hours complete it). We made it through thanks to plenty of humour (and Image App which allows you to see what’s being filmed on camera over wifi).