You should write your script to your available locations. And since one of our producers, Rob Koch, works at Red Bull HQ in Santa Monica, we had a pretty sweet location.
Sets at Red Bull:
- Chief MacCallister’s office
- The warehouse
- Bank’s cube
- Conference room
- Zelda’s morgue
- San Pedro dock
- Exterior of the morgue
- Exterior of the bakery
- Pretty much every scene in the series
We had to shoot 4 of our episodes in one weekend. By the time we got to our stake-out scene, we had lost daylight. We attempted a green screen in the warehouse.
It turned out to be a bit more technically challenging so we did a re-shoot in front of the the director’s house.
Our director and writer Lisa Waugh and Location Sound Mixer Ian Kragen live here
This house has been in just about everything we shoot, including the stake-out.
The house is under the Santa Monica airport flight pattern but thankfully Ian knows how to work around that.