The other shot we need to take for the "Old Man, Old Woman" folktale was tossing a rock into the water. You can guess where this might be going. So I had all these large pieces of volcanic rock which were pretty light and so easy to toss. Unfortunately they occasionally floated. The other problem was the ducks who got very interested in what we were doing and got into our shot. I lost a lot of my rocks chasing the ducks away.
In creating the opening folktale for the film, "Old Man, Old Woman," I went with my camera operator to a park to get shots of me tossing a cowpie into the pond. This happens when Old Man suggests that the matter of death be decided by throwing a buffalo chip into the river. It was suppose to be a buffalo chip but alas, no buffalo to be found. And it was suppose to be a river, but hey, the pond had a little current. I am not a very good shot so we had to do this take over and over again. I thought we got a pretty nice shot in the end.