Commercial shoot, Day One:
Arrive at beautiful home just off of Loring Park on the edge of downtown Minneapolis; catch a glimpse of the stunningly illustrated storyboards; spend the rest of the day on set in pajamas, in and out of a bed.
Commercial shoot, Day Two:
Arrive at warehouse in the Uptown/Lyndale/Lake area to pick up a few shots for an early episode. Get a tour of the basement which is being converted to a speakeasy with all the old trappings one would expect in a speakeasy - false walls, secret doors, hidden rooms). Then travel to a second beautiful home in South Minneapolis; spend rest of the day in winter clothes only made comfortable by the modern miracle of air-conditioning set to a very low temperature (ahhhhh, summer); feed tiny bits of beef jerky to a very, very happy dog.
This shoot was, hands-down, one of the most delightful film sets I've ever worked on. Since the shoot was M.O.S. ("Motor-only sync/shot" - meaning no sound was being recorded) the set was lively and fun and the directors and production team actually applauded after great takes. Such a supportive, engaging, entertaining environment. It was, truly, an honor to be a part of this team. I can't wait to see what the final spots look like! They'll be running on Instagram around Halloween, and I'll be sure to post links then.