Ok, to set the scene, (last night)
It was my first night of filming the first scene of my first "proper" movie.
I did all the prep work (yes even made sure my batteries were charged) Lights in place, camera set up, the talent ready and in focus, even a smoke machine and I remembered to cover the smoke detectors. I really thought I'd ticked all the boxes.
I do what was a difficult shoot (working with a 6 year old doing a dance).
Everything thing seemed ok till I got home and looked at the footage on my computer. I found the effect I was looking for hadn't worked. I was going for a strong back light with smoke to try and make the walls invisible but unfortunately this effect didn't work very well on the long shots. I knew it was not working and tried to compensate sooting at F11 with ND filter but it looks like I didn't do it right. The walls were just too visible.
So there's my wasted night of filming.
I was wondering if you guys had any similar story's you'd like to share.