MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: MAY 23-29,2016!
A week shooting a documentary in Salt Lake City, Utah about Zach’s grandmother and maternal side of the fam. Pics from around town, breaks, and sneaky pics of Zach at work.
Monday morning pre-set selfie
The drive from the family lodge down to Salt Lake takes about 40 minutes, but it’s so beautiful
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Shooting at Zach’s aunt’s place in the morning before heading off to do her interview somewhere more scenic.
Winnie, her “snoodle” aka schnauzer/poodle mix
Love precise potty instructions
Ruth of Ruth’s diner!
After lunch we make it out to “This is the Place“. The location of the park is where, on July 24, 1847, Brigham Young first saw the Salt Lake Valley that would soon become the Mormon pioneers’ new home. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that Young had a vision shortly after they were exiled from Nauvoo, Illinois.
You can walk around the Pioneer town and interact with actors dressed up as if it was the 1860s.
Ryan walking around filming
I just wandered around trying to give Zach privacy to do his interview
Horses and sheep and goats
Outhouse with a view
Info from the wikipedia gods about what is currently at the park:
In 1975, began the restoration or replication of historical buildings from Utah’s history. Brigham Young’s Forest Farmhouse was moved in 1975 from the Forest Dale area in the central valley to the Park for restoration. In 1979, five original pioneer homes were donated to the Park and restored; a small bowery was constructed. The 1980s included a replica of the original Social Hall, located in downtown Salt Lake City, two adobe homes, two frame homes and one log cabin were relocated to the Park. The blacksmith shop also was completed.
1992 through 1995 was a period of major expansion in which the Manti Z.C.M.I store was dismantled and reconstructed in the Park, a pioneer dugout home was constructed, 15 replica structures were built and the Hickman Cabin was relocated from Fairview to the Park. The Utah Statehood Centennial Commission adopted the Park as its living legacy project. The legislature appropriated $2.4M for a new visitors’ center. In 1996, the park was designated This Is The Place State Park by the State Centennial Commission. In 1998, the state legislature approved the creation of a private, non-profit This Is The Place Foundation that would manage the Park.
Dedication ceremonies of the Emery County Cabin in June 2009
2000 through 2004 – Another expansion of the Park included construction of a large parking area east of the Monument and a plaza between it and the new visitors’ center. Other construction completed during this period involved the Cedar City Tithing Office, Snelgrove Boot Shop, John Pack home, William Atkin home, Brigham Young Academy, Heber C. Kimball home, P.W. Madsen Furniture Company, and the Deseret Hospital. With this significant construction boom, the park’s finances were challenged, and the state legislature made an emergency appropriation to keep the park afloat.
It was a Monday afternoon, nobody was around. It was kind of surreal to walk around a pioneer town on dirt roads entering empty homes.
Apparently these are up for grabs and visitors can use them around the park for fun.
I walked up the hill to the right of the mill
And found this lovely little lake
And found myself on this tiny train track…
Bumped into the crew!
Zach and his Aunt rode the tiny train around the lake
I scurried away again
Found the Mormon pioneer children’s cemetery
The memorial site
Waiting for everybody to finish up
Beers for the tired crew
Filming some b-roll around town
But first, let’s hike up this extremely steep hill to get to Ensign Peak with the cameras
Just a quick walk
Zeenie being introspective
Look at that sunset
Tuesday, our first day at Nana’s house
Long talks in the living room
In the afternoon we met up with Zach’s uncle to get a driving interview. A super industrial part of town with a super stormy sky
I followed them around in the rental car until I got accidentally separated.
Lost among the warehouses
Finally reunited with the crew at his uncle’s house
What a great backyard
Sleeping and downloading footage at Beans & Brews
Evening with Zach doing an open mic comedy set about the shoot to a very empty bar
Zach’s ma arrives in town, we have a late start and a big breakfast at Red Iguana
The “sunrise” burrito
Poor Ryan gets diagnosed with pink eye…a quick swing around to the urgent care and pharmacy and we’ve got his eyedrops.
Avocado toast at the trendy coffee shop “Publick”
Meet up with the other half of the crew at a nail salon where Zach interviews his ma
And then a quick film sesh for his music video surprise for his grandparents
Thursday, bacon breakfast day
I drive around with Drew to shoot b-roll while the other half of the crew heads back out to Midway again.
We meet up for killer Indian food.
Beautiful clouds as we meet up again at Nana’s house, this time with Zach’s sister in tow.
Shooting a “catching up over a beer” scene between the siblingz
Friday, the first of the two party days for Nana’s 90th.
Zach’s sister grabs some flowers from the side of the road, because why not
We do a bit of vintage shopping pre-party
A few pics from the fancy Friday lunch – everybody in nice clothes with rainbow party hats.
Zeen’s brother photobombin’
Friday afternoon, squeezing in the last few sing-song-along parts for Zach’s Saturday tribute video
Ryan and Drew
The very last sing-song-along
Good morn! Happy Saturday from the Hogle Zoo
I went with Zach’s lil’ bro while he interviewed his aunt on a nearby hiking trail
Have you heard of a Pallas cat? They are small but weird. I like.
Swimming polar bears
Grizzly bear chilling in the pool
Their sloth plushies were on sale…*SO SAD* cuz their sloth died last year. Wah.
A few pics from the big family reunion/party for Nana on Saturday. 🙂
Cat at the Thai restaurant
Sunday morning breezy hike with the crew
It’s been a long week of hard work. Appreciating the view, sayin’ thanks to the crew.
A quick visit to the Olympic Park, where they hosted some events for the 2002 Olympics
We all decided to do the Extreme Zipline.
Which meant taking this ski lift up to the steepest zipline in the WHOLE WORLD, with a vertical drop of 500 feet.
Was nervous, but overcame! IT was fuuuun! $20 for a lil’ thrill.
We all did it!
A nice relaxing dinner on our Sunday off at High West
I’ll leave you with this dog and cheese board. 🙂
Much love friends!