Two quick stories from the front lines. One night of shooting we were scheduled for about six hours outside. Well in the middle of the shoot a massive storm started rolling in and we could not reschedule because one of our stars was leaving the next day. So of course we press on. As the storm rolls, it could have ruined our shoot but an amazing thing happened, the dark sky that was supposed to be our backdrop turned into a dancing lighting storm. You could not of asked for a better background. I will post up some video of the shoot later but what we thought was going to destroy our night of shooting became something you can't achieve with special effects. So when you see the series pay attention to the scenes with a wicked looking storm, its not special effects that’s the real thing and its beautiful.
So when the storm did get there, we had to shut down filming for about 90 minutes while it passed by. When we returned it was about 1 am and we are the only one on the street in this town. Well one of our characters was dressed like a cop. We are filming and then a car comes down the street and turns on its lights and its the local sheriff. He gets out and I go talk to him and he looks at me and says “we have gotten a report that someone around here was impersonating a law enforcement official”. Now we had cleared the shoot with local authorities because you don’t shoot this big of a production on a city street without filling out all the proper paperwork. Before I could explain what was going on the officer smiles and says “nah man I'm just kidding, were just here making sure you guys are OK”. So, sigh of relief. The local officials were way cool and we took them around on set and introduced them to various members of the team. Turns out our location scout was a neighbor of hers so everything worked out.
Stay tuned because I shot a bunch of background footage and will post up some selected film in the coming days and weeks.