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Theater Before
  
Question #5
 
The detail in the theater set was amazing.  Was that on location somewhere or on a sound stage?  If that was a location, where was it?  If that was a sound stage, props to the set dressers.  What sort of things did they do to get that creepy abandoned theater feel?

(Patrick J. Doody)
 
Initially, we were going to shoot in an old, rundown theater that would not have required much work to distress.  However, that location had enough electricity to power a light bulb, so it was out of the question.  We were lucky enough to find a recently closed movie theater that worked, but it was in perfect condition "“ so we had to dirty it up.  
 
Our line producer, Gerry Santos, knew a wonderful production designer in New York who flew in for a few weeks to help us out.  She was a one-woman army.  She wore a blue jumpsuit and facemask, and came with a van full of props, wardrobe and art supplies.  Incidentally, that van also served as The Ghostfacers van.
 
(Niki Azevedo)
 
We shot all of the episodes on location.  One of the big challenges was dressing such a large space on a very small budget. 
 
I got most of the set dressing items from thrift and 99 cent stores around Los Angeles.  I brought in a lot of fake garbage, drop cloths,  old concession supplies from the theater, and used carpet remnants to start to get an abandoned feel.  Next I brought in an industrial cob web machine, which is basically a big hot glue gun hooked up to an air compressor, and sprayed down the whole theater.  The last step was the dirtiest; I brought in Fullers earth and sprayed it all over the theater until there was a good coating giving the feeling that the theater was frozen in time.  Right before the filming took place fog was sprayed into the theater to add to the hazy flashlight lit atmosphere.
 
We had an amazing team on this project fueled by creativity, devotion, and Pink's hot dogs (conveniently located across the street from the location).
 



Theater After
 
Question #6
 
Is there anything the fans can do to help get more of these webisodes made?  I'm including international fans in this, as well, though many of them couldn't access the original videos via the CW website.  I know they would love the help out!


(Patrick J. Doody)
 
Wow, we feel like the fans do so much already!  Between all the Tweeting, posting, Facebooking and whatever other means of networking are possible, the Facer Nation never ceases to amaze us at the amount of love they give.
 
I would say that the best way to show support is to email sites or publications that cover the genre of our show.  Ain't It Cool News, Sci-Fi Wire, Dread Central, Fangoria...in that arena.   When fans make noise to the press, they'll cover the story and spread the word.
 
 
Question #7
 
Are the Ghostfacers going to make an appearance at the Supernatural panel at Comic Con this year?
 
(Patrick J. Doody)
 
Comic-Con decisions are made SO close to the date, we have no idea if we are going to do anything at the event.  AJ and Travis love hanging out with the fans, so if we can schedule it and find something fun to do, they'd be open to it. 
 
(Chris Valenziano)
 
Like Patrick said, whether or not the Ghostfacers make an official appearance at Comic-Con or not remains to be seen, but rest assured we will be there amongst the crowds regardless.  This will be our fourth year.  Look for Patrick - he'll be wearing a Ghostfacers T-Shirt pretty much the entire time.
 
 
Question #8

Are there any plans to release the webisode series on DVD, maybe with some extra footage or behind-the-scenes features?

(Patrick J. Doody)

Well, as it has been announced, Ghostfacers is going to appear on the DVD and Blu-Ray of Supernatural Season 5.  We've known for a while, but couldn't say until it was announced.  We couldn't be happier that our fans will be able to own perfect copies of the show.

Question #9

This isn't a question, but good luck with your Emmy campaign, and I hope you get a nomination!

Thanks again to AJ Buckley, Travis Wester, Patrick J. Doody, Chris Valenziano, Todd Aronauer, Drew Thomas, Niki Azevedo.for taking time to answer our pressing questions. We are very pleased to see this web series get a chance and we're hoping for more webisodes and appearances in the future. 


Comments  

Tigershire
# Tigershire 2010-06-18 02:06
Wow, this is wonderful. And I am so happy to read about Ghostfacers being included on the Season 5 DVD. I have not been able to keep up with the episodes, being in Canada, so this is very wonderful news.

Thanks so much for this awesome interview.
elle2
# elle2 2010-06-18 08:52
Ardeospina,

Congratulations on getting such a great interview! The questions you asked were clearly enjoyed by all involved in this as they got to explain their vision and thought process and share their passion for the project.

I haven't seen any of the webisodes so I infer from Tigershire's comment that the whole is going to be included on the Season 5 DVDs...that is very exciting.

I really like the Ghostfacers and hope they make a return in Season 6...there's room!

Thanks for sharing this...congratu lations on scoring!
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-06-18 13:53
Ha! That's my girl! Flamey, this is amazing. So happy for you that you had the chance to do this! And - well deserved!
Beaming with pride (and I'm not even your mom... :lol:-), Jas
Suze
# Suze 2010-06-18 15:38
Whee! :D They're on the DVD! That's fab. I haven't seen the webisodes, barring one that dropped into the middle of one of my downloads and confused the hell out of me before I figured out what it was, so that'll be yet another thing to look forward to ... That and the end of the bloody World Cup, I can't get near the TV for screaming idiots ... Huh, roll on our inevitable ignominious exit! ( On penalties, against Germany, just for a change ... :lol: )
Suze
# Suze 2010-06-24 15:53
I should just point out to any listening dieties ( the Trickster's definitely dead, right? ) That was a JOKE, OK chaps? ... Just seen who we've got next, oh dear, oh dear ...
Suze
# Suze 2010-06-28 14:10
:cry:: :cry:: :cry:: :cry:: :cry:: That'll teach me ...