Sunday, November 16, 2008

P is for Panthers

I spent all day Saturday (15 hours!) filming the season finale of Friday Night Lights. Unlike our usual shoots, this one involved nearly 2000 people and some pretty windy weather. We arrived at Memorial stadium bright and early for our 8:00 A.M. call time and proceeded to wait in line for nearly 45 minutes to check -in. We made a mad dash through wardrobe, grabbed breakfast and headed out to the very bright, very chilly morning.
 src=The first hour or so was spent waiting for the cameras to be set up and for everyone to figure out what shot they wanted. You can see from the picture, we were pretty bundled up. I'm sure the Starbucks inside the stadium had one of their best days ever! After the entrances were filmed, we changed seats to start the game. I was lucky enough to sit along the 50 yard line, just down from Connie Britton, who plays Tammy Taylor on the show.


For the next 12 hours we watched the same plays being filmed from every possible angle. We cheered, we booed, we tried desperately to stay warm.


At the end of the night, as the lights went out on Panther football for another season, all that remained was a little blue paint.



Columbia Lily said...

aw~ are you going to make it to next season? =) That last picture is really cool. Nicely done.

Mandy said...

Thanks for visiting and sharing the saucy love! I also dig the last picture! :)

Mrs de Miranda said...

WOW! Friday night lights?? Thats awesome!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!

Connie Weiss said...

Oh em Gee! We love Friday Night Lights! My husband cries during that show every single week! He was heartbroken when he thought it was cancelled last season.

And Connie is my favorite on the show!