For the scenes between Slim and his boss, Dr. Colossal, a group of us invaded my Dad's office. I wanted Slim's own office to be messy. The funny thing is, the only items we had to bring in to add to the atmosphere were candy wrappers and "artifacts".
Across from the desk was a wall of file cabinets. This left us with very little space to maneuver the camera. Since I was going for a classic film making style, using a tripod was perfect for static dialogue shots. The only issue was that we couldn't really get both characters in the same shot. It would look silly for them to be on the same side of the desk, and we couldn't get the camera far enough back to capture both from across the desk.
Craig did a fabulous job as Dr. Colossal. He kept a straight face no matter what was happening. He would freely improvise and it was hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.
By the end of that first summer of filming, we had spent about 9 days filming and had accumulated about 3 hours of footage. I had no idea how much more was to come in the next summer.