Hey, hey, Pineapple fans! It’s a glorious fall day at Pineapple HQ; I’m so glad that it’s no longer 90 degrees outside. I’m tired of my summer wardrobe. (I’m sure my co-workers are tired of it, too.)
Barlow, Jason and I had a fantastic trip to Panama City, Florida, earlier this week. We left on Sunday afternoon and had an uneventful (though long, with our three-hour layover) journey. Of course, immediately upon arrival we hunted down a Mexican joint for dinner. That was about all we had time for, as we left our hotel at SIX IN THE MORNING on Monday. Yes. LEFT the hotel at 6. Not woke up at 6, but left. My body tends to rebel at call times that early. But we were all on time for our first location, which was at a gorgeous home in Panama City, right on the water.
The first commercial we shot on Monday featured actors Danny and Steve and actress Melanie. They all did a phenomenal job and were wonderfully professional to work with.
After we wrapped the house location, we headed to our client’s store, David Scott Fine Jewelry. They have a brand-new location, and it’s really something. We shot several scenes there with actresses Tera and Nancy and actor Eric, as well as the David Scott staff. Thanks to David Scott, Rebecca, Keith, Michael and Bea for your kindness and hospitality! After the jewelry store, we headed to Pier Park, which is really cool. It’s an outdoor mall that’s right on the beach. That’s every girl’s dream! Even better, they have a small amusement park, too, which was a perfect location for later in the shoot. I loved this scene because we filmed our “couple” doing fun Floridian things, like cruising in a Corvette and eating ice cream. (I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get any photos of Jason lying on the hood of the Corvette while it was driving.) We picked up some ice cream for Tera and Eric at Kilwins (don’t worry, they didn’t eat it IN the Corvette) for the next shot. And Keith from David Scott had sympathy for the poor pregnant girl (aka ME) and bought me a scoop of chocolate fudge brownie or something, and it was AMAZING. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Kilwins within about five states of us. Trust me, it’ll make you forget all about Braum’s. This stuff was GOOD. Poor Tera didn’t even get to eat hers, as it melted too quickly and it ended up all over her fingers. After that delicious scene, we walked over to the beach for our mock wedding. This spot is going to be really funny…it’s a totally different take on a jewelry commercial. We can’t wait to see it! A special thanks to our bride and groom, Christi and Andrew, as well as our guests Shaye, JD and Anthony. Our minister was fabulous and I didn’t catch his name. We also had several other guests on-site, including some furbabies.
The wedding scene was a bit tricky, as we were literally racing against the sun. But in true Pineapple fashion, we got it all done and the footage is fantastic! Thanks again to everyone for helping out with this scene (even Precious the pup).
After the beach, we had one final scene left to shoot at the Miracle Strip, which is the amusement area. It truly looks magical at night, with the ferris wheel and carousel all lit up. Romance was in the air! (Well, as much as it could be for two strangers that were proposing.) In all seriousness, Danny and Jane did a great job. And I kept waiting for Jason to get dizzy after being spun around in circles over…and over…and over.
Another huge thank you to the rest of our crew, Seth and Rich. You boys did a great job!
The Pineapples had a wonderful time, and we arrived home from the beach just in time for autumn. At least we got to go to the beach before it gets really cold. Stay tuned for the David Scott “Yes!” campaign…it’s going to be amazing! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and we’ll see you next week!