A few years back, our friends asked myself and others if I could spare an afternoon to help them shoot a movie. Intended to be many hours long, they explained that the script was prepared, all component was set up, in addition to I’d only need to say a few lines. In spite of our bashfulness, I decided I’d step into the spotlight for them. When I arrived on set that afternoon, it was quite the spectacle! Shooting inside an old auto-repair garage with a barely functioning a/c, our friends appeared hot, sleepy in addition to highly irritable. As the cameras in addition to sound guy prepped for the shoot, I asked the key grip what was going on. “The a/c in this location cut off in the middle of the night”, he explained. “The worst part of it is that the crew’s been here since midnight.” I couldn’t wrap our head around that, until I realized they were shooting for a 48-hour movie festival. The supervisor, one of our close friends, was trying to get ahold of the owner of the garage, attempting to coax a visit from an Heating & A/C maintenance company out of the guy. While they had numerous box fans around the set, they couldn’t match the output of a central a/c. I had half a mind to call an Heating & A/C maintenance tech myself, just so the two of us could shoot in a garage with good air quality. After numerous vain efforts to address the lack of air conditioning, the two of us agreed to shoot suddenly, in addition to the fans had to be cut off during shots avoid picking up the sound of them running. Fortunately, the plot of the movie was about a kidnapping, so it worked to our benefit to look hot in addition to sleepy. I was blissful to help our friends in a time of need, however boy do I hope they secure a set with better air conditioning in the future!