Dexter season 8 preview! The final season!

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Anyone that’s followed me for a while knows how much I love working on Dexter with their amazing cast and crew. I’m so very sad this is the final Dexter season. It has been an amazing show for 7 seasons so far and now on June 30th it’s the beginning of the end. Here’s a preview of the season released last week.

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Filming in San Pedro

Yesterday I got to work near home, which is awesome 🙂 and I get to work Bones today, but I wanted to share some photos from our day shooting in San Pedro, ca yesterday with a wonderful Cast and Crew

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It was a beautiful day!

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Catching Up and Raised Bed Covers

Sorry everyone for disappearing the last couple days been pretty crazy!

Saturday I worked on this awesome new AT&T commercial that you all are going to love, I’ll post photos once it’s airing in a couple weeks!

Sunday was spent catching up on everything and getting ready for the week. Lindsey and I also had some fun. We tried this bakery in our area that we had never been to!

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Went to Crafted, which is always awesome! Check them out if you are ever in San Pedro (they are only open Fri-Sun)

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Then to Honey Boba! Oh my goodness I’m now in love with this place! It’s the best boba I have ever had. Seriously

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Monday I got to work at Entertainment Tonight which is awesome I haven’t been there in a little while.

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Then Tuesday I got rush called into Entertainment Tonight Because someone was sick and Lindsey had to go with me! Lindsay had spent the night here because Tuesday we were going to go out to my mom’s house and work on her raised beds some more. So after i got off Entertainment Tonight Lindsey and I went out to Mom’s, here’s what we did.
We finished building the covers for her raised beds and helped plant her tomatoes! Very fun. Sorry there aren’t more photos it was already dark when we started doing this. 20130320-222535.jpg It was a pretty long day, but fun. Plus I got to see Mom and one of my awesome Sisters 🙂

Wednesday was spent catching up on everything again, you know doing laundry and all that stuff, like oil changes and errands. Oh and more Honey boba, I actually had that instead of coffee this morning, which is completely unheard of for me!
Also Wedn I did make my Easter Wreath Wednesday, I will post that tomorrow!

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That’s all for now! Tomorrow I will post the wreath and Saturday my morning egg muffins!

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Warner Bros Studio

Today I got to work on one of my favorite shows and they were shooting at Warner Bros Studio Lot. I love this cast and crew (I’m not going to say which show, just that I’ve talked about it before and they do not usually shoot at WB.) Before today I had never filmed at WB before. I had been there once for a screening but that was all.

20130311-235558.jpgTaken by my friendTyler today at work.

I love this lot, I mean Friends shot there (my all time favorite show)!!

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It was also the Main Street from Gilmore Girls and many famous TV shows and movies.

You can read all about Warner Brothers’ company history.

From their website:

The Warner Bros. Lot:
Physical production facilities on the historic 110-acre lot include 29 soundstages (including one of the tallest in the world that also has an in-ground tank with a two million gallon capacity), plus a 20 acre backlot that can double as almost anywhere, be it a jungle in the rainforest, Mainstreet USA or a bustling metropolitan city.Source.

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20130311-232941.jpgSource This looks like one of the houses in “Warner Village” that I walked through today.

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Breaking Down a Script

As a script supervisor part of my job is done in prep or pre-production.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon breaking down a script for a short film shooting next week. After I finished it I found out that I have a new scheduling conflict and had to replace myself on it sadly. So a friend of mine will actually be working the show. But either way I did the breakdown and I want to share the process with you!

Every script supervisor has a different order they do these things but here is my order.

1- Count your scenes. (So you know the totally scene count for the script.)

2- Breakdown your pages into eighths and figure out the page count for each scene. i.e.: Sc 4 = 1/8 or Sc 17 = 2 2/8.

3- Using this count up your total page count for the script. (I use the scriptE software so it does my scene and page counts for me, though I always double check the accuracy)

4- Now it’s time to go through the script scene by scene and enter a brief description of every scene. (This takes awhile)

5- Then i go through scene by scene again to notice any and all details.

What I’m looking for:

• what story day it is. (Very important)

• things that we need to see in evidence in a room, because it plays a part at some point.

• props, tracking them through the story line. (i.e.: the character has a flask at the house, hands it to another character in the car, then has it when they arrive at the next location.)

• Hair, make-up, & wardrobe notes: If there’s anything in the script pertaining to this, i.e.: the character falls and gets dirty, gets bloody, cries, etc. If things like this happen I need to note it so in the following scenes we make sure to match the dirt, blood, tears, etc.

• Anything contradictory so I can ask the writer or director for clarification.

Once we are shooting this breakdown is invaluable to me and other departments to help us keep everything in continuity since everything is filmed out of order!

Please comment below with and questions or comments!

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Super Clyde and Teen Wolf

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(Top of the parking structure this morning)

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Recently I got to sit in on the table read for a CBS pilot starring Rupert Grint! I was covering for a friend, so I am not working on it past the table read but the cast and crew are incredible!

Check out its FB page: here.
And what Rupert has to say about it: here.

It’s a great pilot!

Yesterday I got to go back to Teen Wolf (on MTV) for the day, very fun show to work on! I love the cast and crew here as well! Hopefully they will need more 2nd unit and I can be with them on a semi regular basis

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Celebrity chef and a favorite quick Lunch

Yesterday I got to meet Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger. She was on Top Chef Masters, had a Food Network Show, and has multiple restaurants here in LA and all over. She was in a scene for a show I was working on. I got to speak with her about her newest restaurant Street. Which I hope to go eat at soon!
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Photo is not mine, it can be found here.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite lunches (or dinners) when I have a quiet day at home. It might seem a bit odd but I love ground turkey so it works for me.

Pesto Pasta with Ground Turkey

(You can always make this with grilled chicken breast instead! Which I’ve done in the past)

• Boil water for your pasta. I used bow tie but use your favorite!

• Cook pasta till al Dente and drain.
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• Meanwhile brown your ground turkey.

• Season with salt,
Pepper, and garlic.

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• Warm up you favorite pesto. (Usually (like today) I have some that i made in my freezer, but you can use a jar or a sauce powder packet.)

• Once your pesto is ready add some heavy cream to it. Base the amount on how you like it balanced.

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• When everything is ready, I just mix it all together. (But you can always just add the pesto to the pasta and keep your meat separate!)

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I don’t know why I love this so much but I do! Especially if I haven’t had pasta in a while.

What are your favorite meals for a quiet day at home?

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Pics of the day

Busy busy couple days! I’ve been over working on Teen Wolf for a couple days. It’s been awesome but busy busy. The cast and crew are fantastic!

This it totally random but here are my pics of the day

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Lunch report

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Grip rig

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Cuddling with the pup

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Film Industry Jargon – Part 2

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Yesterday morning I was “rush called” into work on teen wolf. A good friend of mine does the show and poor thing she was feeling very sick. So I went in and covered for her yesterday and today.

Rush Call: Is when we are called in at the last minute, sometime actors/actresses are rush called when we suddenly need to shot a different scene that day than planned (this is semi unusual), or as happened yesterday someone is just way to sick to go in and someone is called in suddenly.

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Today’s “jargon” post is more about what departments do what, and who is responsible for the items you see on screen. There’s also an interesting item below that!

Prop / Prop Department: Anything an actor/actress holds or touches. This includes a crazy amount of things. They also cover rings, watches, backpacks, and occasionally purses.

Set dressing: The furniture and decor on a set. Though as stated above if the actor/actress is picking up the set dressing it becomes a prop temporarily.

Wardrobe Department: The wardrobe department dresses the actors/actresses. From crazy costumes to suits, to nude underwear for shower scenes. They also cover earrings, purses (most of the time), and things like that as they effect the style of the character.

On yesterday’s post my awesome friend Cindy asked what “Checking the Gate” meant so I wanted to share that today as well!

Checking the gate: is a term from when everything was shot on film. In film cameras there was a “gate” that the film passed through when the was rolling. After every set up (before the camera is moved) the 1st Assistant Camera (or 1st AC) person whould shine their flashlight in to check to make sure there wasn’t a hair, dust, dirt, lint, or film particles on it. If there was we would have to reshoot it. Since a “hair” on the gate or a bad gate meant that most likely the image of that was burned into your film.

Now days as we mostly shoot digital the 1st AC checks to make sure it recorded properly but watching the last few seconds of the take. But it’s no fun to say “check the chip” so everyone still says “check the gate”

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Film Industry Jargon – Part 1

In the film industry (like a lot of industry’s) we have jargon, some of it makes sense some of it is just odd and random, slowly over time I want to share some of it with you! Here are the first few! 20130225-194944.jpg
New girl call sheet.

Call sheet: The paper we get everyday to tell us the details of the following day. Including:
•What scenes are being shot.
•Where we are working.
•Where to park.
•What time cast and crew are supposed to arrive.
•What special items are needed for the scenes.
•Names of all crew members.
• How many background actors are working.
• The schedule for the following two days.
• The weather (yes seriously, very helpful when getting ready for a day work outside)
• the nearest hospital.
• Important phone numbers.

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Those silks up in the sky were put up by my father and his grip crew for the show Bones. I stepped out of where I was working on the Fox lot and saw them working.

50×50 silk: Used to diffuse and soften sunlight over a large area. As you can see they used more than one to cover the area necessary. (They come in other sizes as well.

Also pictured above is a backlot….

Backlot: The part of the studio that is facaded to look like a city street. (If you’ve ever been on a studio tour you’ve seen this)

There’s also:

Best-boy: this is the second in command in both the grip and electric departments, ie: Best Boy Grip (this is often my fathers job) or Best boy Electric.

Ten-one: Means going to the restroom. When I go to step off set for this I tell them “I’m ten-one” and they know I’m running to the restroom but I will be right back.

The last one i’ll share today is, video village.

Video Village: This is the area where the director, script supervisor (me), writers, and producers sit to watch what is being filmed.

That’s all for now! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to comment below!

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