Here are some fun shots of production of the US Cellular commercial in Santa Monica. Wish I had more time to spend in the city, I'll have to comeback.
I'm cleaning the seam-lines of the molded crayons and getting them ready for their closeup/melting doom!
photo by Kevin Berve
Kevin Berve and his assistants putting all of the crayons in place. They were set with glue from glue sticks. I was surprise they held up, not a permanent application, but it did very well.
These were the drones. Made from silicone molds taken from the originals I did. There were hundreds! I kept a few and a few went to the crew, the rest were destroyed (no Ebay for these guys). :P Here are some of the other crayons:
The entire platform with hundreds of crayons was lifted and carried into place. Some careful & precarious maneuvering involved.
My originals were in front and the background crayons were the copies.
I love seeing this set up... so complex. My first time on set, I definitely have a greater appreciation for stage/film production. These folks work very hard. The day started for most at 7am, some earlier and doesn't end until 6 or 7pm... sometimes later depending on what had to get done. So basically you go until the job is done. I do that when I have a crunch time as well, but I can't imagine having this schedule as a daily job. On the other hand the food was AMAZING!!! We were very well fed. :)
Another view of the set-up.
The aftermath. Photo by Kevin Berve