We had planned to be in Hawaii all of June and July because, frankly, we own a place there that was sitting empty and Charlotte loves to sail...as much time as she can spend in Waikiki Yacht Club Sailing Camp, the better....but, surprise...she landed the role of one of the "campers" in GospelLight's summer bible school videos....while it may seem trivial, 200 kids went out for the roles of four very different twelve year olds that meet at camp and learn lessons about understanding, acceptance and forgiveness.
And, Christianity being big business, the shoot actally paid well!
But, it was quite different from other shoots....and more fun than we could imagine! First, we had to toally rearrange our travel and spent five fabulous days in a camp in lovely Ojai, California. The cabins were comfortable and the mess hall food was pretty good, but the best part was that four kids who didn't know each other before arriving at camp became GREAT friends, had long conversations, sang and played together and... we all really left Ojai with some wonderful memories.
This will be a multi-part blog, starting with some shots of the shoot. It was fairly complex with three cameras, a sound engineer, a director, a few producers and a lot of production assistants.
One of my favorite shots from the shoot is that of Charlotte (who played the athletic, nature girl) and Colton(who played the athletic, cool boy) checking their "look" in the camera lenses! So darn cute.
Another memory is that of the four kids (Charlotte, Scottie (who played the nerd), Colton, and Francesca (who played the prissy girl)) sitting on the bunks (with Francesca's little brother) where they would sit every day after shooting and talk into the night....about everything from the shoot to families to God to issues (even sex) facing tweens today....