What was your favorite scene in the movie?
When our main characters go to visit Dani's relative and they're eating lunch at a dinner table, talking about how to get the crew into the US. It's a very simple scene and nothing happens but dialogue, but I like the lighting. It's soft and natural, and doesn't distract from anything. Simple but beautiful; not at all stylized. The wide master shot could almost be a painting.
How did you relax at the end of a shooting day?
My crew and I would wrap and then meet up at the local restaurant or bar, and have some bread, cheese, and wine. I most definitely put on at least 10 pounds during my three months in Spain, it was a lovely time. Except for the riverbed location.
While in Budapest, I would hang out with the camera crew during our free time, which wasn't much. Once, I worked 19 days/nights in a row, and then another 17 days/nights in a row later on.
But I would hang out with the operators, Chris McGuire and Mick Froehlich, and also with Ken. And I met a friend for life on this job: A-camera 1st AC Adam Coles. He was my 'ride or die' partner. If I was ever to get into trouble, it was always with him. He's a bad influence! I miss those guys and those times together in Budapest tremendously, for sure.