Today was filming day at Archeologia Sperimentale, the place I scouted with Dr. Soren last week. It was close to a 10 hour day but we accomplished quite a bit of filming. We filmed interviews with both Dr. Soren and Angelo (for more on Angelo, read my entry here) as well as insert shots of pottery, jewelry and the animals there. The interview with Dr. Soren was filmed in a 1:1 reconstruction of an Etruscan tomb. It’s an amazing reproduction and created an excellent mood for the interview.
I am still really impressed with the black-figure pottery. The reproductions look surprisingly authentic. I was able to take a few pictures this time and included a picture on this entry. We also met one of the artisans who came to paint the pottery. It was really cool to see the process in action. He used reproductions of the tools that would’ve been used at the time. For example, his paintbrush was made of wood and horse hair.
Angelo prepared us another enormous lunch of bread, pasta, sausage, boar, salad, fruit and pastries. That was my one meal for the day.
There were a lot of children there today on field trips. It’s really interesting to see that kids act the same no matter where you are in the world. They were all running around and rough housing. And even though I didn’t understand the verbal language they were speaking, the body language they were using was the same as a child anywhere else.
Tomorrow I have to wake up at 4am and leave Orvieto by 5am to make it to Rome by 7:30am!