I was sitting down at the computer Saturday morning, ready to do a full day of digging deep on some editing, when a text from my friend Jael came in. Jael is a series regular on Mythos, an award-winning web series created and directed by Miriam Pultro. Apparently the DP/Camera operator they had lined up for the day was suddenly unavailable, and they needed someone for their 12:00 shoot. It couldn't be rescheduled, because the actor in the scene had flown in for the weekend, they were shooting in a school, and had recruited 10 middle-school age extras. Holy moly.
I looked at my clock, it was 10:30 am.
I had seen Season One of Mythos last year... I dug their style, their actors, and really thought it was a cool example of completely independent storytelling using the web platform. I knew from their online activity that they were ramping up big time for season two. The shoot they were working on is going to be part of a long pilot episode, at a much larger scale than last season.
This seemed like a great opportunity to work with some great new people. After chatting to Miriam and getting the hours and address, I was off on the train from Astoria to Brooklyn by 11:00, with equipment in tow.
We shot for 4 hours at a charter school in Brooklyn. Luckily they already had the 5D ready, and luckily I had my shotgun mic to plug into their Zoom. We all got introduced quickly and happily, and the AC Austin and I started setting up shots. We had a very smooth, quick, and on-schedule day, and I got a nice chance to work with the 5D (I currently have a 7D), and as always, took the chance to learn as much as I could while trying to keep the shoot moving. It was really fun, and a great group of people.
The episode should be really cool, and I'm excited to see my work plugged into the final product. Thanks again to the Mythos team for a fun, very unexpected day.