27.08.2007 - 01.09.2007 27 °C
We had our first week of night shooting, starting from 4pm and finishing around most mornings at 4 or 5am. I was pretty used to night shoots as I did a lot of night work when I was a bartender. Monday through to Thursday we sat on set doing nothing at all for the 12 hours we were there, but that left a lot of time for playing cards, PSP games, gameboy games, and to read books and magazines. One of our trainers was getting a bit sick of us just lying around sleeping or playing cards all night so we were up doing PT (Personal Training sessions) at 1am everyday of the week. In the end we enjoyed it as it kept us awake and it kept Captain Dye happy, as he thinks we’re all to fat for our roles as skinny Marines. Doing nothing for 4 days on set wasn’t fun but then Friday came around and we finally got to jump in our fox holes and let a few rounds off at the Japanese. The scene was awesome as all machine guns were in use, all rifle men were firing in a line firing at 800 Japanese soldiers, so we let a lot of ammo off. I was happy because I was on the 30 cal machine gun which I let off 200 rounds in a 30 second take.