Season 2 is in the bag! OK, it was actually a month ago we finished production on Season 2 of None of the Above, but we’ve been busy with other projects since then and I haven’t had a chance to write about it. All in all, Season 2 was even better than Season 1. I know the production improved overall, the show is finding its voice and we kicked up the experiments a notch this year. It’s a lot of work doing this show; I found that much of my life is put on hold while doing this show. Each day new things would pop up that would require me to shift things around, coordinate and deal with, making the days long and stressful. But it also made each day a challenge and a lot of fun to work on, I was definitely not bored.
I think the best part about this show for me has been learning the ins and outs of production on a larger scale. We’ve done plenty of work producing projects here locally as well as a few national ones, but most of those have been on smaller budgets or timeframes. There’s a much different work flow to things that go on for 6 months vs 6 days. The other great thing has been the opportunity to work with some wonderful people and to form lasting friendships. I’ve played ice hockey since I was 5 years old and I have found that being part of a team is really important to me. To be part of a crew like this and to collaborate daily towards a common goal has been a great experience, one that I hope to have many more of.
Another highlight for me was being able to work a few episodes as a camera operator. Nothing fancy, but I got the chance to jump in from time to time. My favorite part was putting on my roller blades and getting some rolling shots on one of our experiments. Speeding downhill on roller blades, holding a camera a few inches off the ground while making sure you have proper framing was awesome. I’ll post some footage from that soon.
Finally, the show is going to be rebranded as “Street Genius” and should premiere sometime this fall on the National Geographic Channel. Can’t wait!
Adam Kilbourn 🙂