Short day on the stages on a newly built set. Got a chance to race to the airport for a weekend wedding but back at it for the final day on Monday.
Back on the stages to being three straight days of stage work to finish the episode. Today featured some of the show’s main sets so it was a fairly straightforward day of shooting. Tomorrow and Monday will be on a newly built set.
Final location day. Late call time and a short day – filmed in two different houses in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. Finished up at night and back at the stages for the final three days of work.
Shot all day at a house in Altadena. Mostly day work but some really fun scenes and a little stunt as well. Final location day tomorrow.
Shot on stage all day today. Some really creepy stuff. Can’t divulge much more than that. More cryptic updates to come – heading out on location tomorrow.
Filmed all night work at a remote location outside of Los Angeles. Got to do some fun night exteriors and special effects work. Not a long day of shooting but we wrapped around 3:30am. Weekend to recover and back on the studio lot in the morning.
Sorry for the lack of updates during prep, but rest assured, this story in this episode of Criminal Minds is definitely unnerving.
Haiku-like updates to come, as usual.
It was a unique start of a show for me. I had a sudden and shocking death in the family that forced me to quickly leave town and quickly return after the funeral in Chicago. The funeral coincided with my first day of shooting, so producing-director Glenn Kershaw directed the first few scenes and I continued on into our night shoot.
I’ll write more about this later perhaps after we wrap and I have a bit more time. But the production day went as usual into the night at an abandoned house near downtown Los Angeles. Back tomorrow for more night shooting on a remote location. Good to be back working with this crew after doing so this time last year.