Day 1... and our only day to find, purchase, and build all the props needed for Episode 4. Episode 3's snow days (snow week?) had us running $400 in the red with the extra shooting days filled up with permits and gasoline so two past producers stepped up and funded all the props; our amazing thanks to Rebecca and Anne. Episode 4 pushes the envelope like never before with back to back original music, an elaborate, fully choreographed dance routine, and a new split screen technique that'll rock your socks :)
Speaking of our hectic all-day prop hunt, there was a wonderful high point. We stopped by and met with Kara Morkert, the co-owner of the Gallery School of Music and Dance and one of our two Episode 4 choreographers with her sister, Erin Brinkerhoff. Kara took time out of her incredibly busy schedule (seriously, I didn't know anyone else as busy as I am until I met Kara and Erin) to introduce us to our remarkable teen dancers -- MacKenzie Boom, Anika M. Crosta, Aundrea McKinsey and Karin Pittman. All four dancers got to meet Faith, who was very shy that day, and were all above and beyond kind and gentle with her, setting her at ease instantly. Kara and Erin chose well and I had that to be so thankful for as well.