Rennik Soholt, Producer
The helicopter was small…very small…and shaking. No bouncing, really. It was bouncing up and down, up and down. My teeth were rattling. Todd and Zach were sitting next to me, filming Tony in the front seat. With one large coastal updraft, Todd flew up in the air, slow-motion, “Todd-ass” blurring my vision…he landed on my lap. I bit my tongue. Todd farted. I puked in my mouth. It was 6am.
It was pouring rain and windy…our first bad weather day our whole shoot in Chile and here is Tony, Zach, Todd and myself trying to helicopter to our shooting location in this shit weather. Was this a good idea?
“Oh, no problem!” says Mr. Helicopter man. “If it’s bad, we just come down.”
Continue reading: A Not So Normal Day in Chile »
By Emily Mraz, Segment Producer
As a segment producer my job is full of logistics. From beginning to end it is an enormous checklist of details that all need to fall into place at the exact time and date that our unforgiving schedule requires. One of these details is transportation. Our mode of transport can be anything from a 15-passenger van, minibus, boat, or helicopter to a horse-drawn cart. You name it we’ve used it and without it we wouldn’t have a show.
Weeks before our Sardinia shoot I hunted for the best rates, the most reputable company, etc when it finally sunk in just how remote this island really was and how limited our choices were becoming.
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by Helen Cho, Production Assistant
Zero Point Zero Production. We are a tight knit crew, a beautifully functioning dysfunctional family even, and I am among the lucky few to have slipped through the cracks and found this home. As a newcomer to the ZPZ crew, I’ve quickly learned that when shit needs to get done around here, you just do it. When two cameras went down in Panama the other week, Unit Manager Dan flew out with two working cameras only to fly back to NY the next day. When your show gets nominated for Emmys and your boss asks you to order 12 bottles of bubbly, you don’t ask questions, you just do it.
Continue reading: Behind-the-scenes with the ABNR PA: Burning Questions edition »