Grieving the death of her family, Sarah is confronted with baffling news when a stranger enters her world claiming the murderer was wrongfully convicted. – from Camp Wilson IMDb page
“That’s a wrap” for Principal Photography
Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the project is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production.
The term “wrap” originated in the early days of the film industry, to signify the end of filming. It is sometimes said to be an acronym for “Wind, Reel and Print”. In my experience on-set, I have also heard “wrap” being used when filming is done at a location or filming is done for the day.
Today was the wrap of principal photography of “Camp Wilson”. I even took a 3-second video of Barry saying “That’s a wrap!”
The “Sugar Plate”
A prop (short for “theatrical property”) is an object used on stage or on screen by actors during a performance that is movable or portable on a stage or a set.
One of the props used today was supposed to be a glass plate with some vegetables on it. But the prop was made of sugar! This plate was to be thrown and break into pieces. Being made of sugar, it would not really hurt anyone and would easily break apart. Many props that are meant to hurt a character are made of special material to avoid real injury. Other examples are hammers, knives, and bottles.
Behind the Scenes Photography
All photos are from the author’s collection, unless otherwise indicated.
It is always a special experience for me to be on-set. It is extra special when a major milestone is reached, such as the start and end of principal photography.
By the way, cast and crew are being filmed in a “The Making of …” short. I described how I came to work on the film as an extra and later became one of the associate producers.
I will continue to document the “Camp Wilson” experience.
Please provide your thoughts and questions in the comments. I would really enjoy hearing from you. If you have a topic in mind you would like me to cover, please let me know.
Links to Additional Information
Wikipedia – Principal photography
Wikipedia – Theatrical property
Originally published July 28, 2018. Updated October 15, 2020 to adjust category assignments.