Blocking is the movement of your characters and camera. The goal is to make the movement look natural and then place the camera in the best location to cover the action. This is what we were doing in the above pictures. Everyone meet Heather and Ed. Heather and Ed... everyone.
We got together to rehearse the short which entailed a script read through or three, blocking, and discussion of the short and characters. This was the first time we all met each other which was also another goal of us getting together.
Both Heather and Ed were consummate professionals all night. The scene we were rehearsing was pretty physical and they attacked it! They were all over the studio. On the ground, the bed, out the door. Good stuff. This night helped a ton and also it caused more re-writes for the script. My 9th re-write to be specific.
Adi, a classmate and the DP on my short, was able to pop in for the latter half of rehearsals. It was nice to have another set of eyes and to convey to him what I want to try and accomplish. Successful night all around.