We shot part of this ridiculous Christmas Barrel sketch out in some desert/wilderness our director Mike Hammari was familiar with, and the other part on a theatrical stage inside of a church (perhaps rather fittingly) in front of a blue screen. Our DP nearly wasn’t able to find the outdoor location in the middle of the night, as his mobile map app led him to stop miles before he was supposed to and wait in the wrong campsite’s parking lot. He had no cell reception, and almost gave up on us and drove home.
The lights we used for the exterior shots were a string of Christmas twinkle lights attached to a few pieces of cardboard, and draped on a C-stand. We ran a couple hundred feet of power cable back to Mike’s car, where they were plugged into an inverter in his cigarette lighter. The lights for the blue screen were a little more traditional 🙂