University Communication and Marketing

MSC04 2545
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-5813

Filming Part I

March 28, 2011 - Andrea Salazar

Big Moments filming began Saturday, March 26. On Day 1, we shot the Discovery scene at a parking lot at Mesa del Sol. We were lucky enough to have two anthropology advisers help guide us to make the scene as authentic as possible. In fact, they let us borrow their excavation kit and an artifact to discover. Thanks to their incredible help, we now have wonderful footage for that scene.

Later that same day, we shot the Letter Opening scene with our "incoming freshman" reading his letter of acceptance to the University of New Mexico. Jason's mom gave us permission to use her home, and more importantly, her beautiful mailbox. Although we started filming late due to a malfunctioning GPS, we were able to shoot everything we needed for the scene in about 20 minutes.

Day 2 of filming was all about the Test scene. It was our first indoor shoot and the first with extras. Although the Willard Reading Room at Zimmerman Library doesn't look like a traditional classroom, it worked beautifully for the scene.

For a successful weekend of filming, we'd like to thank Daniel Maestas for helping with lights, our gaffer Ryan Romero, our makeup artist Michael Blaisdell, our actors -- Chelsea Hart, Travis Sweatte and Bryan Chapman -- everyone involved in securing our filming locations, our extras and our anthropology advisers Bruce Huckell and Chris Merriman.

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