Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Filming in Deadwood

Wow! That's all I can say.

I got back from Deadwood last night after filming for the series, Lost Worlds on the History Channel. This has to be one of the best experiences I have ever had. I was a little apprehensive about all this, but that changed quickly.

I met the film crew, Oli (Director/Producer), Tom (Associate Producer), Peter (cameraman), Rick (sound guy), and Chris (runner). They were tops to work with, and total professionals. We became good friends in a few short, but long days, and I am sorry that I had to leave so soon. Maybe we'll get to work together on more projects.

There's so much to tell. We spent about 12 hours each day filming all over Deadwood. I learned so much about that town, and I suppose those who view it will, too! Hard to imagine that we have about 48 hours of film of my part, and that will all boil down to about 30 minutes (if I'm lucky).

The guys said I did a terrific job, and that I was "brilliant" - imagine that in a British accent, since they are from London. I kept hankering for a Guinness! That darn commercial...

The town was crawling with people and most stopped to watch and takes pictures of us filming. The convention of mid-western governors was in Deadwood while I was there and the governor of Montana came up and introduced himself to me and Tom. Pretty aweswome when the governor is stopping you to say hello!!!

There was no script for me to read. Oli simply told me what points he wanted covered and I just did my thing...since I have a smart ass sense of humor, that's what they got. They seemed pretty happy with it.

It should air in the fall, maybe September or October, but I will definately post it here when I know for sure.

Well, I am heading to Springfield MO for the Western Writer's Conference on Thursday to give a talk and meet with my publishers.

I'll try to post more about the shoot.

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