So far, my favorite part about making movies is location scouting. I love exploring and any opportunity to do so, I’m on it.
And so I put on my explorer hat, cranked up the John Denver tunes, and visited sites around the country.
We have just one full month to go until we turn this little plot of land into a movie set – complete with a few lights, a camera, and some action. A few weeks ago, we drove down to the farm to do some location scouting at the nearby town and also to do some much needed cleaning, but there still seems to be soo much work to do.
Making movies is not glamorous.
Hugging my box of tissues in the backseat with one hand, I covered my eyes with the other. The car began to glide along the icy narrow bridge in a zigzag and I was almost certain that we would roll down the hill. I couldn’t help but think about how much of a waste it would have been coming back to Seoul if we had succumbed to this brutal winter only after arriving two days prior. Fortunately, we made it to the old dairy farm, but it wasn’t easy. My arms are still sore from pushing the car out of the snow.
It was worth it. And even though the road conditions weren’t ideal, the ride offered a lovely snow-covered backdrop. The trees looked like they were wearing sweaters.
Most people try to stay off the roads after it snows, but we have a movie to make and time is precious. Location scouting was the first thing on the list. Actually, not so much scouting since this movie was written with this farm in mind, but we needed to assess what kind of work needs to be done. And by the look of things, I think we have a lot to do.