Today's (and tomorrow's) mission: some Nickelodeon promo for MI 3 (car drives real fast through warehouse ending in some sort of as-yet-to-be-revealed promotional tie-in featuring some kid who stars in some show on NickTeen, whatever the hell that is), which is shooting in a warehouse on the docks of the LA Harbor in San Pedro.
To get to San Pedro from my house, I have to travel down the Harbor Freeway - one of Los Angeles' more congested roadways. Add today's rain into the equation, and it's the commute from hell (when you move to Los Angeles, the knowledge of how to drive on a wet road is somehow sucked out of your brain).
It took me 40 minutes to get to work, and an hour and a half to get home. I thought if I left right at 5 pm, I'd beat the hopeless snarl of traffic that is LA during rush hour - how wrong I was.
Aside from the traffic, it was a very fun, easy (car stunts mean we light the scene and then sit there, shooting the shit and watching the stunt drivers rehearse everything for hours. Working in a warehouse means no stairs, so we don't have to do anything like picking up a 200 lb light and carrying it up three flights of steps because the elevator's too small to hold any of our gear), and aside from some really fucked up start paperwork*, uneventful day.
More of the same tomorrow.
LA Times Goldfish Cam
These guys have been living in LA River Water for over a month.
I'm really surprised they're still alive.
*The jist of the paperwork is this (I'm paraphrasing since I don't feel like typing the legalese): They're asking us to sign something that basically states that we're agreeing to work in a hazardous situation and we can't sue them EVER if we get hurt because of it.