Tuesday, November 15, 2005

location, location, location

First things first. :::RELEASE DATE::: Episode Three: Under New Management will premiere DECEMBER 7th.

Last night we were filming one of the pivotal scenes of episode three and we had two decisions about where to film it. It could have been filmed on the 9th floor of Edmonds dorm, or in the first floor lobby. The 9th floor was ok, but the lighting was so-so, and the ceilings weren't that large. It felt a little too cozy for our liking. The 1st floor lobby had exciting lights, doors, an RA booth, and excellent lighting. Unfortunately, it had three elevators, two main entrances, a laundry room, and every few minutes there were more people milling around in the place than extras in Prison Break.

What will eventually be 1 minute and 30 seconds in the show was filmed in 1 hour and 45 minutes. On the bright side, Father Don was recognized left and right, and a lot of people took a few seconds to tell us how much they liked the show, which was great. The problem wasn't that there were a lot of people, it was just that every time we wanted to film, about three doors would close and open in succession...and then an elevator would deploy it's contents. It was like in the Scooby-doo cartoons when the characters are chasing the bad guy through a hallway. One door opens up, Scooby and Shaggy run through; another opens up down the hall, the bady guy dashes through...another opens up, and Stewie Griffin runs through...you get the idea.

This shot tested the paitience more than any other shot. Father Don is truly a man of peace, I never saw him lose it once. Joe may have had a few facial twitches now and again, but never did he have to apologize for his language in front of Don, as I did...a few times. To that, Father Don replied, "That's the word I use whenever someone cuts me off. God must not mind, because He continues to let me drive." I love this show.

Cheers to you and yours,
Woody Tondorf


Blogger Princetongirlmac said...


How did it feel seeing yourself on the jumbo tron?

12:59 PM  

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