We have spent several hours in the past few weeks trying to derive a way to have our actors disappear through a trapdoor. We’ve had many ideas, both working and non-working, and have been conveniently putting it off. But today, we knew we needed to film it, so we went with the most workable solution.
We mounted the trapdoor on the bunkbeds and had the actors climb down the ladder, while filming at an almost straight-across angle. We’ll see how it turns out.
This afternoon we recorded the lyrics for the songs, filmed what we needed for the teaser trailer, and spent the rest of the day importing and getting ready for tomorrow’s outdoor shoot.