How was the PKI: TR Discovery Shoot?

Monday, November 18, 2002 4:48 AM
Just curious to hear how the TR:TR shoot went this past weekend from an antendee.
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Monday, November 18, 2002 5:01 AM

Sean F. emailed me last night and said it went well and they got about 11 rides in. He also said only 77 people showed up, which makes it perfect I guess since the ride can hold that many.

Tina

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Monday, November 18, 2002 5:47 AM
As I understand it, though, a lot of folks left early and they ended up having to fill about every other seat on the ride...
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Monday, November 18, 2002 6:57 AM
It sucked!
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Monday, November 18, 2002 6:58 AM
April - can you be more specific? :)

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Monday, November 18, 2002 7:03 AM
Yes, it sucked like sucking chrome off of a car bumper!
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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:13 AM

I actually had fun at the shoot even though I got some sore shoulders and a bruised lower back. This was my very first Discovery Channel video shoot.

Also, April, why did you think the video shoot sucked? Was it the ride or the waiting for the positioning of the cameras? Curious minds want to know. :)

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Bill Yost
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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:14 AM

I do not like being closed in all day like that!

April M. Bipolarski

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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:20 AM

April Bipolarski said:

April M. Bipolarski



At least you chose an appropriate screen name.

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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:45 AM
April - you knew you were going to be closed in all day before you went. It *is* an indoor ride.

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Monday, November 18, 2002 11:13 AM

I have a feeling that some of people who went expected to "be interviewed" or have ERT on Tomb Raider all day. I assume a lot of these people who left early had no idea how much waiting around they would actually have to do and it wasn't as Hollywood-ish as they thought it would be.

In other words, I have a feeling a good portion, not all, of the people who attended did not know what they were getting into and were not the general enthusiast crowd who would find an interest in seeing how these shows were put together, but would be more interested in "getting on TV".

The ones who didn't show up in the first place just didn't want to get out in the cold, rainy weather to begin with.

In any event I agree with April in a way, I am highly claustrophobic and it would have probably bothered me a little to be stuck in there for 7 hours, but then again I would expect that anyway, and enjoy the opportunity like I did at a similiar shoot at Holiday World last summer.

Film shoots aren't exactly glamorous but are very cool and interesting and I hope the ones who got the opportunity to be there enjoyed it! I know I would have (if I responded fast enough.........lol).

Tina

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*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN on 11/18/2002. ***

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Monday, November 18, 2002 1:43 PM
I had a wonderful time at the taping. I've never taken part in anything like this and I thought it was pretty cool seeing how a TV show (or at least a segment for one) was put together.

I started feeling the effects of all that flipping and turning around the eighth or ninth time but held in there.

We were not sitting in Tomb Raider the entire time. We did do some outdoor taping and took a couple of breaks at Wings.

X Factor

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Monday, November 18, 2002 2:57 PM

Michael Jenkins said:
Just curious to hear how the TR:TR shoot went this past weekend from an antendee.


Michael,

I thought the shoot went very well. The park did also. By the 11th ride, quite a lot of us were feeling the after-effects, but it was well worth it.

Poor, poor Josh. He ended up getting blasted in the face at least 8 times in a row. It was priceless.

The first 8 rides I took were in the front row. We were then instructed to move to the back row. I honestly had no clue how intense the back row is. I mean, I always thought of it as fun, but try riding a few front row rides, then go to the back. The difference is amazing.

Yes, there were some people that did leave the shoot early even though they were instructed to stay, but the park did what they needed to do to get the shots they needed. By the way, the footage for the shoot was also being taped for a commercial.

April,

Too bad you couldn't make it. I know there would be people there that would have loved to chat with you (yes, a few people do know who is behind the new screen name).

X-Factor is right, we didn't spend the entire day inside the building. We had quite a few chances to go outside, but since it was cold, staying outside wasn't the wish of many.

The production crew that did the taping wasn't from the Discovery Channel, but rather a mix from PKI's own team and the same local crew that did the last shoots in May. the footage will be shown to Discovery though.

-Sean (who also has sore shoulders but looks at them as "adventure scars" instead of sore shoulders or brusies )

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Monday, November 18, 2002 3:06 PM

Yeah, I ended up soaked by the end of the day. Pretty much, no matter which seat I took in the front row, always wound up with "lava" in my face. It was a lot of fun, though. Until I woke up the next morning and tried to take a shower. I was in so much pain, and I kept having flashbacks. Sean pointed out this nasty bruise on my arm and I'm not sure how it got there. In any case, the day was a total blast, as usual. Thanks Jeff, David and the crews.

When the show airs, look for me getting blasted, every time....

Oh, and April, It *is* too bad you couldn't have made it.

--Josh

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Monday, November 18, 2002 3:49 PM
I think it's pretty darn rude that out of the 100, 77 showed up that just ruined the chances for 23. Than other people left! Next time you sign up don't ruint he chances for others who were willing to do the same.
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Monday, November 18, 2002 4:19 PM

Teenage,

I honestly don't think anyone wanted to "ruin" the chances for anyone else when they agreed to come. The main reason the park invited 100 from the start is to make sure they had 77 to begin with.

One of the problems with all the shoots I have worked with the park on is not having enough people. It is very difficult to find that line of having just enough riders, or too many riders. This TR shoot was the first time I have ever seen a shoot have the amount they actually needed.

Look at it this way....

Had 100 people shown up, there would have been 20+ that wouldn't have been riding at any given time. The people I know that didn't attend has various reasons as to why they didn't show up. Trust me, they all wanted to be there, but sometimes things happen that can't be controlled.

I am not certain why those people left mid-shoot but I am sure they had reasons. Perhaps they weren't feeling well? After that many rides in a row, the after effects were taking a toll on pretty much everyone.

*** This post was edited by Sean F. on 11/18/2002. ***

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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:04 PM

Sean F. said:


The first 8 rides I took were in the front row. We were then instructed to move to the back row. I honestly had no clue how intense the back row is. I mean, I always thought of it as fun, but try riding a few front row rides, then go to the back. The difference is amazing.

Sean, even Jeff said that the last row was the least intense. I don't know what he was smoking (), but you're right. It was pretty intense in row three.

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*** This post was edited by THE BEASTmaster on 11/20/2002. ***

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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:43 PM
LOL "I want to get off Tomb Raider1!" *Shaking head* It's a shame to see certain people repeatedly come on here and do nothing but babble incoherently, ignoring the simple idea that they'll make a bolder statment by not posting in the first place. You'd think they'd get the hint after the 23rd time they were booted!

The events at Kings Island are always rewarding, at least for me. They always make it worthwhile. Can't wait to see all of you in this production. Really wish we could have made this one, but there was the lateness in signing up, and the probable issue of my companion providing us with a protein spill every hour. :) Still, I'd rather wait and make her first KI visit a full-blown, four alarm experience next year when everything is running. A Scooby Doo dark ride......Tidal Wave within a stone's throw from me.....and a B&M Flyer at my home park. 2003 will be a heckofa year!
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Model coasters and rides

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:43 AM
I spent most of the taping sitting in the third row until we were moved to the second row. It is a little intense back there but after awhile you get used to it.

The best part of sitting in the back row was watching everyone else get wet. Had to laugh every time.

X Factor

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:05 AM
Thanks for the posts. I did not make the sign up list and probably would not have made it anyway. But it sounds like it was fun. I agree that I may have not made the ride every time as well. Were all the shots in the 'dark'? Was there a behind the scenes shot with lights on?
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