The way our schedule on this show works is that we shoot Thursday and Friday, and Monday – Wednesday we light.
For folks from single camera world, this is bizarre beyond belief.
Block it, light it, shoot it, move on.
But multi cameras don’t work that way.
We hang some of the big lights, they block. We hang some more lights, they rehearse and change the blocking. We hang more lights after moving all the previous ones, and then finally we shoot.
Which is fine – the rig days are shorter as our call time is after they finish rehearsing, but as soon as the actors and important people leave, they turn off the air conditioning on the stage.
In case you hadn’t been informed, it’s currently hotter than the proverbial four-balled tomcat here in Los Angeles.
So when we rig after the rehearsals, we go up into the lighting rig using either lifts or ladders.
Since heat rises, this makes the temperature in our working environment approximately 500 degrees.
Last night when I came home from work I was able to wring out my bra.
Say what you will about desert heat, it’s considerably less sweaty than tropical humidity.
We’re all glad that tomorrow is a shoot day, so we’ll have chilled air for the entire day.