Well, I got an email at 2am letting me know that the crew wouldn’t be able to make it… At least not for now.
The plan (I believe) was to film the set up and preparation – then return later in October to film the haunt “in action”. It sounds like the second part may still be very much possible.
I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. And this has not demotivated me in the least. As I said earlier – I’m a bit of an antisocial “Monk” type of person and I am not sure how well that would have translated to television.
What I am taking from this is opportunity is a newly redesigned workshop and some new inspiration I wouldn’t have been able to get any other way.
I am reminded of the way I used to clean my kitchen, bathroom and living room when I had a girlfriend coming over for dinner. I always wanted to make a good impression, but I never bothered to clean the basement or the garage because there was no way she would ever see it.
Well, being told that a film crew might put your work area on national tv has the same effect as telling me some girl is coming over for dinner. I have NEVER been so inspired to clean and organize.
Not only has my work room, art room and equipment all been cleaned and organized, but I was inspired to build some new props that would have “wowed” the producers – but now will be saved for my local viewers only.
So, I can’t say anything turned out poorly.
I even got to spend a few hours with Elia who is the Creative Director for the haunted house ride and he got me thinking about making my own documentary. (Anyone wanna follow me around with a camera on the weekends? … At your own risk! Lol!)
The only negative was I was so stressed about meeting new people I didn’t sleep for a few days, So I’m looking forward to crawling into bed tonight and knowing that my normal “Groundhog Day” of a life return when the alarm clock goes off tomorrow.
As for my fifteen minutes of fame? I guess that’ll have to wait for something more exciting!