Early dawn at the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in East Los Angeles, California. Not a soul in sight for it is industrial and quite dangerous to be while alone.
3 plain clothes cops clear the area and surrounding blocks. They deem it safe.
They form a defensive blockade and set up roadblocks. A black van pulls up, followed by many other (non-pictured) cars.
10:00 A.M. The camp is all set up. The crew prepare for a long day. A computer station, water cooler, and food table are set up for the comfort of everyone present.
12:00 P.M. Make-up is administered to all the dancers.
12:30(ish) P.M. Michael Jackson talks to the cameramen about the angles and lighting he wants.
Throughout the day, the actors and crew entertain themselves by wandering and chatting.
The actors/dancers also rehearse over and over again. They know the moves by heart and could do it in their sleep if they wanted, but no one wanted to mess up.
The whole block
Side of van
Back of van
Front of van. Yes I did make this van.
A tiny little run down lot full of dead grass and a broken bike. I tried chain-link fencing, but it just looks like a bunch o' metal poles.
Finally, the moment everyone has waited for. ACTION!
"'Cause this is thriller, thriller night..."
Hope you enjoyed this. It was fun to make and, honestly, I didn't even watch thriller before this. I just knew about it. The closest thing I ever got to Thriller was Weird Al Yankovich's, Eat It. Sort of sad. But Michael Jackson's song is great. That's my entry for the first round of the MocOlympics: 2012. PEACE