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Day 4 of 40 Day United States of Autism Movie Shoot

By June 25, 2010 2 Comments

Day 4 of the United States of Autism shoot was one of the toughest of the filming schedule. We left the house at 4 am to catch our sunrise shots for, strangely enough, the final shots of the film. They turned out absolutely amazing in Amish country, and check out some of the pictures to see how Cassie got her unique shots. Other than Crew B getting stopped by the police and Crew A warned about a crazy cousin coming out to kick them off their property, it was a smooth ride.

We then visited the Lee and An family throughout the day. Our footage went really well at Yontai’s work, the Schreiber pediatric center, and their home. We had some challenges with our first outside interview, but things looked good on the footage itself which was great. Everyone agrees that Alex and Elvin are two of the cutest kids they’ve ever seen without a doubt. It was also incredibly inspiring for everyone to see what some of these kids go through on a daily basis to overcome their challenges.

At the end of the shoot, after putting in a 16 hour day on 2 hours of sleep, our crew was ready to call it quits for the night. Ready to regroup for tomorrow and heading out to our last Lancaster county family. Also be sure to check us out out the Pepsi Refresh blog as they update the world about our trip! Stay tuned for more…

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