After the 14 hour heat-induced extravaganza, a nice rigging job on the lot seemed perfect.
Close to home, with a group of guys that I adore, probably a shortish day.
Although we were rigging outside and it wasn’t much cooler than it was in Pasadena, it was still much easier as if we got too hot, we could sneak inside the air-conditioned stage and stand in front of the fan and cool down.
We ran a small amount of cable, rigged a few lights, and then, when the company moved out to the set we’d rigged, we went into the stage to do some clean-up behind them.
Clean up means wrapping any cable that got run out and left there, replenishing the stinger supply at the distro boxes, replacing any burned out globes and generally getting the set in shape so that the shooting crew just has to walk onstage and start work.
One of the regular guys told me that when they were putting the rig in for this show, production refused to buy Gatorade (TM) because it was considered a ‘specialty water’.
It should be noted that they were putting this rig in a few weeks ago when it was horribly hot, even for summer.
Welcome to the new Hollywood.
It ended up being a 10 hour day, with fantastic wonderful people, and I was only moderately overheated.