When is the best time to film a movie? Why, the final week of classes of course!
Where is the best place to film said movie? If you guessed a library during the before mentioned finals week, you would be correct!
We were warned that there was a feature film being filmed on our campus. Parts of the movie were to be filmed in our library. Of course there was no warning that scenes were going to be filmed on one particular day.
I don’t know much about the film except that it is about a school shooting. There were lots of guys dressed and decked out in SWAT gear. One of the guys who was in charge of the operation was Patrick Kilpatrick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453304/). He is a big guy and very nice. Some of the SWAT guys were extremely good looking and also ginormous!
Anywho…back to the day of filming. One of the scenes called for students to run out of the building where there was smoke. There is a set of double doors to enter our building that were blocked off and filled with movie smoke. Unfortunately, students needed to come in the building and many more needed to get to their classes. Of course, most of the staff in the building had left for the day.
In order to get people out of the building, while not screwing up the filming, we had to direct people out through the labyrinth of halls to our loading dock in the back of the building. People were directed to enter the building through the loading dock doors…lots of excitement!:S
On the plus side, the fire alarms didn't go off!:)
Several students were used as extras in the film. Several students were annoyed by the disruptance the filming caused, but even more were thrilled to watch what was going on.
My co-worker was totally awesome and got me a signature of Patrick Kilpatrick. I didn’t want to interrupt him and ask for one, but he was behind our front desk while they were setting up a scene and had a down moment so she asked!
I know they were filming other scenes around the local area. If I find out anything more about the film, I will pass it along!
Here are some pics...sorry they aren't the best quality:
Patrick is the guy in the camo. The smoke in the background is movie smoke between our double doors
Here are some of our student running screaming from the building...