As cliche as the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason”. Yup, there I said it.
After a few weeks of pure enjoyment and relaxation — I wanted a job. I wanted to experience working in the city of Angels (although I knew I wasn’t going to be there for so long)
Funny how I was looking for something productive to do besides the usual sight seeing and bumming around, my friend Chin posts a status on Facebook saying that she’s looking for someone in Los Angeles who’s willing to work in the art department for a TV show for a few days since she had other priorities. I don’t know what entered my head, but I volunteered and accepted the offer. She then gave my details to the Art Director and everything followed — i got emails as to where the shoot would be, call time, and etc.
Good Morning, Sunset Blvd.
On the day of the shoot — I arrived at Sunset Blvd at 5:30 AM.The call time was 7 but I just wanted to be early on the first day. For that scene, it was going to be filmed at Meltdown Comics, Sunset Blvd.
Around 6:30, as I just waited inside my car— I received a call from the Art Director telling me that she needed 30 yellow balloons for the set. She needed it by 8 AM. I did some research and majority of the shops in the area opens at 10. I panicked!!!! I really had no idea where to purchase 30 yellow balloons at that hour. I didn’t want to disappoint her. I googled, checked yelp and everything and found a shop that was open that sells balloons but it was 20 minutes away. I immediately left and drove all the way to Century City.
The set (my balloons at the back)
Silly me, I forgot to mention what this whole show was. Sweethearts of the Galaxy is a comedy Web series about a girl who dresses up as superheroes at comic book conventions. Hence, the outfits. Lol
I really can’t believe that I helped out on this production. Zero experience, zero education in this industry — yet I still did a good job. *pats self on the back*
It was really interesting.
I learned so much about prepping sets, styling and behind the scenes. An experience I’ll never forget.
Speaking of this series, its finally online!
As I was going through the credits, I found my name!!!