Because of filming, the crew always travels to various parts of the country and encounters many strange things. I also encountered relatively strange things when I was filming, but the strangest things are still mentioned by my friends.
(1) This story was also told by Brother Li. Last spring, he accepted a TV series about cops and gangsters. Before the filming started, Brother Li and several cameramen went to other places to select the scene. One of the scenes they want to choose this time is in a mountain, and they plan to find a suitable place to build a fake grave for use in filming. They searched for many places but couldn't find any suitable ones. As a result, they went to a mountain at the junction of Hebei and Henan that day. Brother Li found that there was no human habitation here, but it didn't look like a barren mountain. It suits the needs of the play, so I decided to build a scene here.
As a result, as soon as they moved the props and so on for the set out of the car, the sky changed. First of all, there was a strong wind, which made the whole woods roar and Bai Xiaoman was filming someone's scene . The originally clear sky also gradually darkened, as if a large black cloud came from nowhere and covered the whole area. sun. Brother Li directed several workers to work quickly, saying that it was probably going to rain. While they were working, a cameraman said he was going to make it easier, so he went alone to the woods behind. In less than two minutes, I saw the cameraman running back in a hurry and said to Brother Li: Brother Li, go and look at the back! Brother Li saw that he was flustered and could hardly speak clearly, so he followed him to the woods behind.
When they came to a place less than 200 meters away from the place where the scenery was set up, they saw countless graves. Brother Li said that there are at least a hundred graves. Moreover, there are no tombstones in these tombs, just small soil bags piled up one by one, one next to the other, densely packed. There was still a strong wind blowing less than 200 meters away from the place where they set up the scene, but there was no wind blowing here, and it was eerily quiet. It's as if everything is still. Brother Li was also taken aback when he saw this situation. He didn't expect that they would choose a random place to set up the scene, and it would be next to such a large tomb. Hurry up and back out with the cameraman. There was still a strong wind blowing outside the woods, and the sky was getting darker and darker. At 3:30 in the afternoon, it was as dark as 7 or 8 in the evening. Seeing this situation, Brother Li and the others didn't dare to stay any longer, for fear that they offended the owners of this tomb. So he and the workers packed up their things and hurried down the mountain.
They drove a total of two cars, a Jetta for Brother Li and several cameramen, followed by a pickup truck, which was used to load props. Just halfway through the drive, Brother Li saw a lot of people walking up the mountain. This group consisted of men and women, old and young, in groups of three, and in groups of two. They looked like local farmers, and they were dressed in ordinary clothes. Brother Li stopped the car, grabbed an old man, and asked if there were any other mountains like this nearby, but the old man just looked at Brother Li without saying a word. The group of people all stopped and looked back at them. Brother Li suddenly felt chills all over his body. This group of people is really strange. When they came, they basically looked over the entire mountain, and found no houses or farmland at all. Where are these people going? why do not you speak? He suddenly thought of the large grave in the woods! This time, they didn't dare to stay any longer, so they drove the car down the mountain in fright. After walking a long distance, Brother Li saw the group of people standing in place and looking back at them.
(2) In the winter of 2005, when I was filming, I met a little girl who was an editor. The little girl's surname is Li, everyone calls her Yanyan, Bai Xiaoman from Tangshan is two years younger than me, but she has a bold personality, which suits my taste. The little girl is not very old, but she has been in the crew for more than four years.
We lived in the same room at that time, and when she was free at night, she would chat with me about some interesting things about the crew, and one day we chatted about this topic. Yanyan told me an incident that happened to her last year.
Yanyan has a cheerful personality and gets along well with the crew members. In the winter of 2004, she followed a crew to shoot a TV series in Tianjin. The TV series is about the drama that took place in the Republic of China period. At that time, a scene was filmed in the Guangdong Guild Hall in Tianjin. Because Yanyan is editing, she usually doesn't go to the scene. After the cameraman brings back the tape at night, they will edit the film in the computer room.
The scene in the advertising hall is actually close to the end of the whole film. There was a scene shot in a theater in the Guangdong Guild Hall, and it was about the heroine singing. In an ordinary scene, there were not many actors on stage, but there were more than one hundred extras in the audience. Because it is all post-dubbing, the scene is quite noisy. It wasn't too late to finish filming that day, so work was called off at 8:00 pm, and Yanyan and the others started working with the day's films as editors.
I don't know much about editing, but I heard from Yanyan that they edited every shot, an hour and a half of tape, when it was 44 minutes, Yanyan suddenly found that there was something wrong . The film is very clear on the computer screen. The heroine is wearing a costume, singing on stage, and dancing a water sleeve. At this time, on the screen, a woman's shadow appears in the direction of the heroine dancing the water sleeve. It was indeed a shadow, a black shadow, but under the illumination of the light, it was obvious that it was a woman with long hair. Judging from the shadow, the woman's posture was also very strange. The shadow was half squatting, as if looking at something on the ground, with long hair hanging down, Yanyan and the others didn't pay attention at the time, thinking it was a shadow that was accidentally exposed by some staff member. So the shot was cut.
When the director watched the film, he suddenly asked: Whose shadow is this? Yanyan ran over to take a look, and the shot that had been cut out just now appeared again at this time, and the posture of the shadow also changed to a standing state, but the head was still lowered. Yanyan still didn't take it to heart, thinking it was cut off just now.
Who knew that the next day, in another venue of the Guangdong Guild Hall, in a yard, there was a scene where the hero and heroine were fighting each other. During editing, Yanyan discovered this shadow again. This time it is not a shadow, but a clear woman, wearing a white costume, standing in the corner, her face is not clear, but judging from the direction she is standing, it seems that she is watching the hero and heroine acting. This time, Yanyan kept an eye out, and when the director came, she asked about the situation at that time, but the director said that it was impossible for anyone else to appear in the camera at that time. Indeed, if it is a big scene, some extras may accidentally show up, but this scene is a scene where the hero and heroine are alone, and it is impossible for others to appear, not to mention the director and the camera are in front of the camera watching. Yanyan also discovered that this time this person appeared again in the 44th minute of the tape. Yanyan felt very scared at the time, so she asked many people to come and see, and everyone saw this woman. But no one could tell what was going on.
In the next few days, this woman kept appearing in the film. Sometimes it's a shadow, sometimes the whole person appears, but they are all wearing white costumes. For some reason, in some shots, the woman is very close, but her face is very blurred. Yanyan and the others had no choice but to delete all the scenes where women appeared.
(3) Last fall, I accepted every advertisement. This advertisement is a public welfare advertisement, mainly about caring for the elderly and children.
The commercial was shot in an orphanage in Fangshan District, Beijing. It is about two hours' drive from Beijing. The orphanage is very simple. There is a building on the right where old people live. To be honest, the environment is not very good. The whole building is poorly lit and looks dirty. It's the kind of tube building, with many rooms on one floor, and the corridors are very dark. When we went, the whole building was very quiet. The administrator said that it was the old people's nap time, so there was no one. There were only two or three old people sitting on the benches in the corridor, their expressions were dull and numb. When I saw this, I felt sore in my heart.
The row of bungalows on the left is a children's welfare home. It is very clean, there are 7 or 8 rooms, and there are not many children living there, only about ten or so. Most are children with cerebral palsy. According to my aunt, they were all abandoned by their parents. The crew bought a lot of toys and some food, and asked me to give them to the children, which is also a little bit of our heart. In fact, those children are very cute, but they can't speak, and some even have no consciousness at all, but their eyes are very pure. One of the children, lying in a crib with a big head and big eyes, kept smiling at me when I came to see him. But the aunt said that although he was laughing, he didn't know who you were, and he didn't know anything. When I was about to leave, this child suddenly took my hand with his little hand. At that moment, I suddenly felt that he actually understood everything. After coming out from there, I was sad for a long time.
After the daytime filming ended, the crew was supposed to return to Beijing, but there were a few shots that needed to be shot in the morning sun, so everyone stayed here temporarily. Some of the crew lived in a nearby hotel, while a few girls from the crew and I lived in an orphanage. In the evening, I went to see those children again, and my heart was very distressed.
It was around nine o'clock in the evening, and Xiao Lin, the girl who lived in the same room with me, asked me to accompany her to the small store outside to buy some food. The two of us walked in the orphanage at night, the surroundings were very quiet, and there were faint cries of children. I thought again of those poor children. When we walked to a pavilion for the elderly to rest in the orphanage, we suddenly saw a child squatting on the ground and crying. I feel very wronged in the cry. It was a little boy, about five years old, wearing white clothes, the same clothes as the children in the orphanage. The two of us hurried over, and I asked him: Little boy, why are you crying? The child didn't speak or look up, just kept crying. Neither of us could do anything, so we decided to find the aunt who usually took care of them.
When we went to find the aunt, the aunt had just finished coaxing a few children and was about to go to bed. Surprised to see us. We told her about the child crying in the pavilion. The aunt was also very anxious, asking if a child ran out? We followed her to check the rooms where a few children lived, but the aunt said that there were no children! We were also in a hurry and asked my aunt to take another look, because the little boy was obviously wearing the clothes of the orphanage! So I said, I'll go check it out.
Running all the way, I ran to the vicinity of the pavilion. From a distance, I saw the little boy still squatting there. I walked over and was about to reach out to pull him up when I heard my aunt calling me. I turned around, and Auntie and Xiaolin also followed, and I said, "Look, Auntie, it's this kid. I turned around while talking, but I was stunned. The little boy just now disappeared." Kobayashi and I looked at each other, and we were speechless at that moment. Especially me, thinking of my previous experience, I think, I probably encountered it again. Auntie didn't say anything, let us go back to rest quickly, and we went back to our room to sleep without buying anything.
The next day, I went to my aunt and asked her about the little boy. The aunt said that she had not been in this orphanage for a long time, but she had seen this little boy several times, but she didn't know what was going on.
I don't feel the slightest bit of fear. Thinking of the way that lonely little boy cried, I just feel sorry for him. Including the children in the orphanage, so small, so helpless, this is the first time I have encountered such a thing and I am not afraid, I just think, if they were not abandoned by their parents, what would they be like now ? But I know that most children with cerebral palsy were abandoned by their parents, or were killed in their lifetime.
Until now, I can't forget those pure eyes I saw and the low cry of that little boy.