Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Premiere party people
Monday night brought the Los Angeles premiere of End of Watch. Jake Gyllenhaal has said that filming the movie made him fall in love with LA all over again.
Reviews of the move have been overwhelmingly positive, and everyone involved in the movie and attending seemed to be enjoying their moment in the LA sun.
Okay, not everyone was laughing!
Videos of the red carpet at Getty Images (more at that source), here, here (Governator in the background), here and here:
Man, I couldn't take that pressure!
Interview with David, Jake and Michael:
CS: When you're on set, do you still have to block stuff? How much of it is actually being filmed by either Jake or Michael?
Ayer: Yeah, I mean, typically in any given scene, especially sort of an action situation or arriving on a call, there'd always be a version of the scene where they'd be wearing the cameras. As we got into it, there's a point where I gave them all monitors so they could watch the monitors and give you little better shots, which is my concession of them and I guess the movie because I was like, a purest and, no, they're going to get what they get. It'll be great. But, it was fascinating because you learn that there's rules on filmmaking, there's rules on editing and there's rules on how movies are supposed to work. Through this process and through the work of my brilliant editor, Dody Dorn, I mean, we discovered that there kind of are no rules and you can juxtapose image and mood and energy in really nontraditional ways. You know, but there are scenes in the movie that Jake shot entirely.
CS: Did he get a camera credit or is there union stuff you gotta deal with?
Ayer: Well, the big joke is like, "Hey, two more days and we'll get you in a union," but mean, it's funny because I don't know what the rules are. I mean, I hope I didn't break them, and I apologize if I did. (Laughs) But, it's sort of a brave new world in that regard.
Jake talks to PopSugar about being nervous and being a director:
Jake and David Ayer interviewed in Toronto - this one is a little different. No 5PM to 5AM :)
Jake and Michael interviewed together:
Jake with Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcettii, who plays the LA mayor in End of Watch.