Behind the Scenes with Pete

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It’s getting pretty close to the end. We’re going to be in LA next Thursday and that means that the moving production company is going to shut down pretty soon. It’s kind of sad to think that something that has been a way of life for a few months is going to dissolve in less than a week. But it’s probably good timing as everything that fuels the production is starting to deteriorate.

Here’s a rundown:

The laptop that supports the video production was dropped pretty hard and is not functioning to spec.

The hard drives that hold the projects are corrupting media making the editorial process an exercise in walking on eggshells.

One of the 3 production lights has blown and the remaining 2 are on their last bulbs (which are specialty bulbs and can only be ordered online).

Joe’s projector and screen have each taken a pretty good beating. Along with every show is a growing concern that the projector light is not going to work.

We blew out the car’s cigarette lighter by running too much power through it. Now we just hook up our components directly to the car battery.

The only pair of sunglasses that were brought on the trip and we all share while driving have broken twice (both arms broke off and have been taped back on like a pair of Poindexter glasses)

Our clothes are falling apart and the soles of our shoes are gone. Seriously.

To be honest, this crippled little outfit has been living like MacGyver for the past couple of weeks -- but in all honesty, it feels pretty good. There’s something exhilarating about figuring out how to make stuff work even though it’s technically broken. Just don’t ask me about the times in between when everything is falling apart.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011