April 22, 2007

South Dakota location shoot

They were shooting a few scenes in South Dakota for National Treasure: Book of Secrets and decided to ship out a couple of sculptors in case they needed us.
They came up with a near impossible mission to sculpt a 6 foot long prop (no details, sorry) in a very short time. We were told what they needed on Wednesday and it was for a scene shooting on Friday. We worked 18 hours on Wednesday and 15 hours on Thursday, turned it over to plaster and paint and it was filmed Friday afternoon.
We were exhausted, but everyone involved was very happy with the final product. Got to go to Mt Rushmore to help with the install and check out the very impressive mountain of Presidents.
Flew back Saturday and I'm glad to be home.

No comments: