I was hired by my client FX (Fox Studios), to take photos of the billboard changing from "Sunny's" old cast to the new cast members. Danny DeVito is being replaced by Andrew Dice Clay.
The crane company belonging to CBS Outdoors got to the site at 5:15am. The crew of three members did a fantastic job in putting up the billboard in an expedient manner. Fast, professional and absolutely fun to work with. A truly professional crew to the "T."
We wrapped up the shoot just before 6am. George did a tremendous job of assisting with "everything" on the set. Two cameras were used. One used a Canon Intervalometer to capture a photo every X amount of seconds The other camera was set on a tripod to record video. I also had two GoPro cameras, one on an 8 foot ladder and the other on 4 foo ladder, to record the whole scene.
What great enthusiasm and energy George has. There aren't many people who you can call on the fly (the day before) and ask them to be "UP" and ready to go at 4 o'clock in the morning. George is one of them. Very rare to find someone as willing as he is. I'm used to sleeping for only a couple of hours, so waking up at the crack of dawn, on an hour of sleep is no big deal. Finding another person with equal amount of energy and willingness is a rare find. Thank you George, BIG time.
I drove George back to his house in Venice and then went home. Without any sleep I edited the raw footage so that the still photos could be sequenced into a time lapse, uploaded some select images to a private online gallery for my client FX and then brought the products to my client.
By the next business day, Friday October the 5th, FX posted my video to their Facebook "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" page. What an honor. I'm really blessed and so deeply appreciative. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
(Below a screen shot from "Sunny's" Facebook page.)
(Above: Danny DeVito is being replaced by Andrew Dice Clay.)
(Above: Introducing Xibitt)
Left is with Danny DeVito and
Right is with a new cast with Andrew Dice Clay.)