Long day on location for some big scene. That’s as detailed as I can get. A fun start to the week.
Long day with emotional scenes in one of our apartment sets. Finished after midnight but lots of great stuff. Now the weekend and a big scene on Monday to kick off our final week of production.
We shot all day in one of our apartment sets. But the real highlight of the day was taking this photo:
We had a long lunch break to celebrate the 100th episode of Scandal (which I am currently directing). Network and studio executives, cake and great speeches about this fun, crazy, ambitious show that’s made it for six seasons – soon to be seven.
So grateful to have directed 2% of these episodes!
Shot for most of the day on location at a house that has appeared in the show now and again. A short trip from the studio, where we headed back for one final scene. Tomorrow a longer day in one of our standing sets.
Fourth day and we started on location at a local bar and then came back to the studio for a few quick short scenes. A short day because the other unit had a larger undertaking. Back tomorrow on location.
Final day of the first week of shooting. We were at the studio lot all day on stages which, thank goodness, because the heavens opened up for probably the biggest storm I’ve seen in Los Angeles since moving here in 2000. We shot again in the White House set and a news set and another old set that can’t be named for fear of oh no I’ve already said too much. Back to work on Tuesday after the long weekend.
Second day on the lot. Filmed in the White House and some news reports. Lots of fun being back on the show. More studio work tomorrow.
First day back for my second episode of Scandal. I’m going to be even more cryptic than usual in my haiku-like recaps. All day spent in one particular home set with a couple of actors. And that’s all I can say. More to come tomorrow!
Didn’t get an adequate chance to wrap up Once Upon a Time but that’s because I went straight to Scandal, where I started prep this past week. The script details are hush hush and all that but needless to say, it’s going to be a fun episode.
It’s really great to come back to what feels like a family here in Shondaland. The usual cryptic daily recaps will start before too long.
Final day of Once Upon A Time. (Also happens to be my first day of prep on Scandal!) Part of a “second unit day” which means a different shooting crew but still scenes with the main cast. We shot a couple of scenes and then two more small pieces of other scenes. Finished my time in Vancouver with this great family and now back to LA and to Shondaland for my second episode of Scandal. Will be good to be back home.