The Escapist Presents: Escapist in LA: Producer's Diary

Escapist in LA: Producer's Diary

Russ shares his producer's diary, shot on location in Los Angeles, as the video crew drives from studio to studio along LA's famous freeways.

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You'd never make it in Jersey, Russ.

CantFaketheFunk:
You'd never make it in Jersey, Russ.

Which begs the question, why on Earth would I want to?

Unfortunatly I will not be able to watch the video at work. However if you have left my neck of the woods I only have this to say.

I'll get you next time Pitts, next time...

That's how most non-Londoners people think of London. Just mention the M-25 to see the twitch. ;)

You'd never make it in Mumbai Russ...

So glad someone else felt that same way I did in LA. Anywhere you want to go is 25 minutes away.

Spinwhiz:
So glad someone else felt that same way I did in LA. Anywhere you want to go is 25 minutes away.

Thats what's great about living in a city. Every-thing's so close, its best to like near the outskirts though. Russ's video diary made me laugh. He looked really eccentric when he was filming them. Or maybe it was just the camera.

sv93:

Spinwhiz:
So glad someone else felt that same way I did in LA. Anywhere you want to go is 25 minutes away.

Thats what's great about living in a city. Every-thing's so close, its best to like near the outskirts though. Russ's video diary made me laugh. He looked really eccentric when he was filming them. Or maybe it was just the camera.

25 minutes is close?!??!

Here you can get anywhere in like 5-10 :P

sv93:
Russ's video diary made me laugh. He looked really eccentric when he was filming them. Or maybe it was just the camera.

I shot it on one of those hand-held $20 "direct-to-YouTube" cameras. I was surprised by the quality, considering.

Teleios:

sv93:

Spinwhiz:
So glad someone else felt that same way I did in LA. Anywhere you want to go is 25 minutes away.

Thats what's great about living in a city. Every-thing's so close, its best to like near the outskirts though. Russ's video diary made me laugh. He looked really eccentric when he was filming them. Or maybe it was just the camera.

25 minutes is close?!??!

Here you can get anywhere in like 5-10 :P

Don't move to Maine or Texas. There, an hour drive is a quick trip.

Russ Pitts:
I shot it on one of those hand-held $20 "direct-to-YouTube" cameras. I was surprised by the quality, considering.

Oh, alright. I thought it may have been one of those crappy laptop cameras or something but then remember you worked for a gaming site. And as such you should have a laptop thats able to play some pretty pretty games :P

Susan Arendt:

Don't move to Maine or Texas. There, an hour drive is a quick trip.

Hey, I used to live about an hour from my high school. I know about those :P

I'm definitely more of a fan of the short drives though ... A day long trip to go to the grocery store sucks. And it's an entire production if you want to grab a quick dinner... "quick"

And even 20 minutes outside of San Francisco can be podunk nowhere. Half Moon Bay didn't have a movie theater. We'd have to find a way to get a half an hour or more away to be able to do something besides eat fast food or watch the fog roll in. Heck, some of my friends lived almost an hour away... by bicycle.

LA does have a bit of a bad reputation...There's a great bit of dialogue in Futurama:

Fry: So you're saying these aren't the decaying ruins of New York in the year 4000?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: You wish. You're in Los Angeles.
Fry: But there was this gang of ten-year-olds with guns.
Leela: Exactly. You're in L.A.
Fry: But everyone is driving around in cars shooting at each other.
Bender: That's L.A. for you.
Fry: But the air is green and there's no sign of civilization whatsoever.
Bender: He just won't stop with the social commentary.
Fry: And the people are all phonies. No one reads. Everything has cilantro on it...

Who was the other voice at the end, I can't place where I've heard it before and it might just be my imagination but I remember it from somewhere.

I don't mind car trips because as long as I'm getting closer I can just zone out. Although I get the impression you weren't getting any closer to anything.

Least in Cali you can go 70 on them highways... in Oregon they're all 55mph...*sad face*

Driving on the highways can make you insane. There is nothing interesting to look at.

Looking forward to the up-coming interview for the Escapist Show!

Russ Pitts:
Escapist in LA: Producer's Diary

Russ shares his producer's diary, shot on location in Los Angeles, as the video crew drives from studio to studio along LA's famous freeways.

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I laughed because I felt the same way about LA. I've been in a lot of air ports and cities and the only place I have ever experienced culture shock was in LA, Even when I was out of the country. Ironically as soon as I stepped off of the plane in LA the song Los Angeles from Adema started playing as I walked through the airport in fear of what the hell those things were that kinda looked like a guy/girl chimeras.

Is it just me .. or maybe I'm in a bad mood or something .... but what the hell was 'entertaining' about that?

Being from Texas, and understanding that an hour is a short trip, what' up with Maine? I took a wrong turn up there, and it took me 50 minutes just to turn back around, then I had to drive back, in the same direction, along a straight, empty road with forest on each side, for the same amount of time. They have state trooper turnaround things every 45 second with cameras and signs, just to taunt you.

Some good things could come out as an result from annoying traffic. Like Chris Rea's-Road to hell. :)

 

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