Thursday, February 16, 2006
Taken at the graffiti Pit, where I was working today on a still shoot (I don't do very many of those) for a clothing line that I've never heard of.
Today was a good day to be at the beach - it was a gorgeous day, and winter at the beach is always way less crowded than summer.
It was warm, too, until the clouds rolled in right after lunch.
Venice Beach is always an adventure. A drunk guy threatened our art director (she just rolled her eyes at him), and a street vendor saw my walkie while I was walking to the coffee place, mistook me for an undercover police officer and followed me for a whole block while yelling "Narc! Narc!" at the top of his lungs. Production hadn't gotten the proper permits for the graffiti pit, so until it got sorted out, the site rep literally chased us off the beach.
We also had no PA's, so we had to take turns sitting with our staged equipment to make sure that it didn't get stolen.
Still, it was a very fun day. This is a four day shoot (the last day is Sunday) that's paying cash.
I LOVE cash.
I'm totally wiped out (couldn't sleep last night), so I'm off to bed.
We're in the Valley tomorrow, and we have an 8 am call.