Just over a week ago, I joined ReKon for a couple of days on the film Full of Graceas a Set Production Assistant.
The general crew call was usually around 6 AM in Hollywood at Occidental Stages. This translated to a 4:30 AM wake up call – Yes, I was extremely tired waking up but, the thought of being on set again, kept me motivated to get out of bed and start my day.
The first task of the day was the parking lot or should I say the parking maze. Each crew member was directed into a strategically specific parking spot in order to fit the most cars into the lot. After the adventure of pulling forward and maneuvering around coffee drinking crew ended, I was assigned the responsibility of the crafty room. This task meant making sure coffee, tea and water was always available and keeping everything organized. By doing so, I was able to talk to some of the cast as well as the crew which allowed me to ask more information to better understand their jobs and the whole workings of the set.
The days I helped out on Full of Grace all the scenes were shot on a soundstage in a 1st century house set. It was impressive to witness the creation of historical storytelling come to life with the help of lights and smoke. One of my duties, as a PA, was to alternate the brightness of the lights, with the help of a Variac, to create a flame effect. It may sound painful (during an 11 minute take) and boring to some of you but, it was actually one of my highlights because I was near the set and the video village monitor, observing a handful of creative individuals in their element.
Every chance I get to be on set, allows me to experience another side of the industry that helps me identify the professional role I hope to one day have.
“When needing a space to shoot a very unique shoot on a tour bus, ReKon pulled through, gave us a great rate, and were accommodating every step of the way. They constantly wanted to help us out with anything we ever needed, had all the amenities we were searching for, and they had a dedicated staff that made our shoot run very smoothly. I’ll be coming back to ReKon for sure!”
“Professional. Skilled. Efficient. Creative. Resourceful. Committed. These
are some of the qualities that come to mind when I think about ReKon
Productions. Collaborating with them on our Full of Grace film project was
one of the best decisions we made. They were masterful in working with our
budget and the window of time needed to produce the film. They will no
doubt, be our go-to for future LA projects.”
President, Outside da Box/Executive Producer, Full of Grace
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with ReKon producer, Lesley Lopez, on a short film I produced entitled “Eat & Run”. She and the entire ReKon team, were beyond helpful, personable and made me feel at ease during the entire production process. ReKon, as a whole, emits professionalism, kindness and forward-thinking through out their ranks.”
Kathy Sue Holtorf
Producer of Eat & Run (short), Senior Producer at The QYou
“Working with ReKon is like fly fishing in a California mountain stream: it’ll make you overwhelmingly happy.”
General Manager at Pollution Studios
“ReKon Studio is a breeze to shoot on and yielded one of the highest production value scenes in our film when it was all said and done.”
Producer at Batterie Productions/Producer of Dating Daisy
“ReKon is my go-to production company: professional, on time and on budget!”
Steven J. Kung
Director of A Leading Man, DGA UPM
“The combination of exemplary professionalism and supportive attitude at REKON Productions is something not often found in the entertainment industry. Total pros all around.”
Director of The Other Side & Larry King Live
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