DC and the Movies

Yesterday we were working in/near Annapolis at a private residence on a “creek”. It was lovely out there. Apparently fall has arrived and the cooler days are a relief from the first week of shooting in the hot muggy-ness. More about the shoot yesterday in just a sec.

The day before that, my colleague and I were searching for Radio Shack to buy some more equipment. (Luckily, we didn’t need anything made or sold by Hilti.) We need handfulls of LED lights and 3v batteries. Working in the movies is oh so glamorous! While we walked down the street, I looked over and saw this and had to whip out my camera:
Was I excited because I’m a political or news junkie? Sadly, no. I got excited because I’m a movie junkie and All The President’s Men is one of my favorites. (Full disclosure, I have also read the book.) I still love it when I’m actually at a place I’ve only known about or seen in movies.

In another installment of how different it is to shoot outside of LA (WAY outside of LA), as I mentioned we were in/near Annapolis, shooting in someone’s house. Most of the crew and gear take up space on the small roads and driveways. The nearest neighbor and her husband were there, watching. Then she came back a little while later handing out freshly baked ginger cookies.

I’m not kidding, look:
First of all, they were delicious. Second of all, if we were shooting in LA, the neighbor would be standing in her driveway, blasting a radio and honking her horn to try to a) get rid of the shoot or b) get paid a lot of money to go away. It is different out here and how nice.

Found! At Radio Shack on M and Connecticut:

6 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 11:31 am

    You wont movies? We got you movies!

  2. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    I could go for some ginger cookies right about now. I wish I were shooting a movie.

  3. Twitch (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    There is a Radio Shack at the corner of 15th and L basically attached to the WaPo building.

  4. julia (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    Thanks for the RS heads up. We went to that one first and they didn’t have the type we needed. I’ve been to 3 Radio Shacks in the area already.

  5. Twitch (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    At least it has cooled off quite a bit. Walking around in all that humidity is not very much fun.

  6. Don (unregistered) on September 14th, 2007 @ 5:40 pm

    You’re buying LEDs and batteries in blister packs at Radio Shack prices? (Who knew there were throwies in the movies?) No wonder hollywood flicks cost so much…

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