The snow really threw an icy monkey wrench into Episode 3 but we're recovering nicely. Today was Day 8 of what will be ten full days of shooting; we normally shoot an episode in half that time. Today involved thirty shots with only a handful outside and the rest located at the Sk8Town roller rink in Port Orchard. The amazing owner, Debbie, allowed "Ghost Sniffers" shoot a scene in the incredible Sk8Town facility before it opened to the public today -- imagine the vast staking rink all empty and the arcade and glow-in-the-dark air hockey table just beckoning to little Forge. It was an awesome experience. We were in and out in under an hour and Sk8Town will get amazing exposure both in the middle of Episode 3 and in the credits at the end. What a blessing for a "no budget" production like us that's just trying so hard to do a better and better show for all kiddos!
Well, it's 1:30 in the morning and I'm just putting the final touches on the shooting schedule for Season 1 (which had to be so dramatically adjusted because of the snow) then I'll send call sheets and contracts to all our new actors. Whew! And to think... we start shooting Episode 4 (FOUR! Wow!) on Monday morning.
I love my job.