Behind the Scenes: Day 5 Kenilworth

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr
By Jim Carr By Jim Carr
By Jim Carr By Jim Carr
By Jim Carr By Jim Carr
By Jim Carr By Jim Carr

Shoot Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2010

Producer's Notes:
We envisioned toast popping out of a red toaster for this shot so how lucky for us that the owner actually had the perfect red toaster!  This time we used a real skateboard dolly so you can see what that looks like.  Once again we had a slightly overcast day so we had to pump a lot of extra light in from the outside to get our morning sunshine look.

We also shot our skateboard boy going down the sidewalk in a historic Phoenix neighborhood.  Shane did this by shooting from a moving van and from riding on his own skateboard behind him!
The school the boy arrives at is Kenilworth Elementary.  Unfortunately, I had to return to the station and did not get to capture any behind the scenes photos for these two locations.

This was the last big day of our shoot so we treated ourselves to breakfast burritos from America’s Taco Shop.  All I can say about that is YUM!

Shoot Location:
Kenilworth Historic District
Kenilworth Elementary School

Fun Facts:
Kenilworth opened its doors in 1920 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest school in Maricopa County which continues to serve students.

Students that attended Kenilworth when it opened were future State Senators Barry Goldwater and Paul Fannin.  They were later followed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist.

Wish I had a better picture of her but you can see the back of a girl wearing a red sweatshirt.  Director Bill Ottinger brought his daughter Madison along.  I used her as the very first Christmas Angel kid when she wasn’t even a year old!  It started the tradition of using kids to represent the angel and continues today, almost 17 years later!