Just a quick note... last night I had a dream that I was directing a film and my crew was lots of old friends, many who'd worked with me on "Maze" last fall. Alex Paul, David Yeomans, and Pat Scola are the ones who I distinctly remember communicating with in the dream.
We were shooting in this old run-down house, and Alex had leaned a 2X4 up against a garage outside the kitchen window. He proceeded to walk up it and balance one foot on the gutter and the other on the 2X4 while rigging something.
I remarked (quite seriously) that "next time I do a film we'll have a ladder and everyone will be forced to use it".
Pat Scola and Alex both started to argue with me about how they didn't care and they could do it without one, and that they wouldn't like being forced to do anything. Sometimes you're in a hurry and you just hop up an do what needs to be done, even if it's not the safest way.
BAsically this lead to a discussion about liability issues--I explained that if I had to call Mrs. Paul and say "You're son has died" she's going to ask "How did he die?" and then I'd have to explain that he was climbing a 2X4 to rig a light because I didn't provide proper equipment.
Anyway, I miss you guys a lot, making films with you. Hope all is well, and you're dreams are coming true.