I've been off the radar so far this week, but that's partially because of all the work Sam, Gerrit and I have been doing on the new video. This one's been a beast to put together. With everything else we've shot, we've either had outside help or been in a moving car with no room for fancy-pants equipment. This time around we've had to do everything ourselves AND try to maintain those "production values" that all the kids seem to be into these days.
On previous shoots our collective butt has been saved by our good friend Bill Buckendorf, who has his own light kit, camera and microphones, and also the patience of a saint. He's much in demand among other, more established NYC comedy types and with good reason. He works quickly, he's professional, and he's great at his job.
Oh man, we miss Bill.
That said, we're still having a blast shooting this thing-- from scrounging equipment to planning a shot list to dressing the set, we've done a pretty good job of learning as we go. I fell in love with our neighborhood hardware store when I found out they'd sell me two of these babies for about 30 bucks. We snagged a tripod from my improv buddy Jamie Cummings. Winston and LuX2 went beyond the call of duty and showed up this morning for a 7:30 outdoor shoot before work.
I think the end product will hold up pretty well. But it's been really labor intensive.
Photos to come.