We took the kids down to LA to see the La Brea Tar Pits on our way to a graduation party for a friend. As we pulled into the parking lot, we noticed (couldn’t help but notice) that about half of the parking lot had been taken up by a bunch of studio production vehicles. There were big tents set up with caterers. People all over the place carrying big lights and cables. Generator trucks, gear all over the place, including INSIDE the museum. As we wandered through the exhibits there were big movie lights and tri-pods stacked to the sides. Somebody is spending big bucks on this deal.
Kind of exciting! Looks like they’re shooting a movie! Maybe we’ll see some famous stars!
As we’re buying a few trinkets at the gift store, I casually asked the cashier what was going on…y’know, in my best nonchalant style to show that I’m hip and cool.
"Wal-Mart Commercial" was his response.
"C’mon kids…let’s get to the graduation party."
Goes to show, you can’t cut corners on production values when you’re trying to convince the world that you’re the low-cost solution to everything.