Jul 6, 2012 / 4 notes

this was our set last night…

we shot in a tiny apartment (like.. smaller than a studio) in Logan Square… The building was old so the hallways and stairwell were super scary. It was about 104˚ when we arrived (so at this point, my shirt isn’t the same color it was when I left the house) and we had to take the equipment from the truck to the lobby of the building…

Once camera was setup, we had to take everything upstairs…

also, there wasn’t an elevator O______O

we set up about 5 lights, (3 peppers, and 2 tweenies) and the hallway turned into a sauna… It was by the grace of God that some tenant came by and asked if we wanted to use her fan… “leave it in front of my door when you’re done”

you angel of compassion you…

So the camera assistant and I checked the breaker box, and declared that we had about 40 amps to work with… we were wrong…

We started set up at 6pm, and by the time we actually started to shoot (8:30pm) the lights were getting hot… a few started smoking even…

and then… the lights went off… not just the lights we were working with… but all lights… We’d blown out the circuit on 2 floors… pretty fucking impressive, but not  really…

We had no permission to shoot there to begin with.. and the woman we made a deal with was pretty mean to begin with…

"GUYS… WRAP THIS SHIT UP!"

I mean… film crews work pretty hard, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a group of people move as quickly as we did getting the fuck out of there…

I know… dick move…

trust me I feel bad, I really do… But in the event that there was a fine to pay because of the power outage, we’d pay for it… (slipped the manager a note)

so uhhh yeah… guerilla filmmaking ftw

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