Never in a million years did I think I'd be in the Super Bowl in any way, shape or form (I don't even own a TV), but that's exactly what happened this last week! The funniest part is that my team and I didn't know what we were building, nor for what, when we showed up with a truckload of bamboo, steel, and rope five days after the production designers first contacted me about this whole adventure.
For most of us, this was our first time taking part in a commercial shoot and it was so much fun. Everyone was so flexible and accommodating yet very serious about producing the best experience possible. And very organized… it seems that everyone knows what their job is and has a title: Boom Op, Script Supervisor, First Assistant Director, 2nd AC, etc… I had a lot of new faces, names and titles to absorb and loved every second of it.
So, for Non-Disclosure Agreement reasons, I can’t say too much except: Check out the bamboo and a hilarious TV commercial on Sunday afternoon, Feb 2, during the Super Bowl
Thank you to Harrison Paul from Pretty Bird and Ruth DeJong (production designer) for bringing in Bamboo DNA again on another cool set build. The last one we worked on was a massive bamboo scaffold / Chinatown recreation a couple years ago for Nike, which you can see here…
Can't believe I'm actually saying this but: I'm looking forward to the game :)