New Wave Provides Water Safety for “Midnight Texas” Movie Shoot

New Wave Provides Water Safety for “Midnight Texas” Movie Shoot. The movie, a NBC pilot, is described as Twin Peaks meets True Blood in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel. Mystery, horror and romance combine to both enthrall and frighten any outsiders who decide to venture into this unusual place. The New Wave staff that provided water safety services were Britt Runyon and Mike Boren. Britt was behind the camera, documenting our safety assurance activities.

We were on call for 3 days of shooting.

We were on call for 3 days of shooting.

One of the on land scenes we were present for at sunrise.

One of the on-land scenes we were present for at sunrise.

Several scenes were shot on land with New Wave merely an observer.

Several scenes were shot on land with New Wave merely an observer.

Mike assists the actors along submerged platforms at the crime scene.

Mike assists the actors along submerged platforms at the crime scene.

The scene of the crime.

The scene of the crime.

A camera man's bag of essentials.

A camera man’s bag of essentials.

One early morning scene was shot at the gates of an irrigation canal. This scene was one in which the sheriffs search the canal for the gun used in the crime.

Mike rigs the safety ropes for the police actors prior to their entry into the canal.

Mike rigs the safety ropes for the police actors prior to their entry into the canal.

The actors enter the canal with Mike directing.

The actors enter the canal with Mike “directing”. lol

Some of Albuquerque's finest actors playing the role of Roca Fria's Sheriffs.

Some of Albuquerque’s finest actors playing the role of Roca Fria’s Sheriffs.

The actors swept the bottom of the canal searching for the weapon.

The actors swept the bottom of the canal searching for the weapon.

The boom operator mistakenly got the $500,000 camera wet only once.

The boom operator mistakenly got the $500,000 camera wet only once.

No that's not the real name of the acequia, it's a Hollywood prop.

No that’s not the real name of the acequia, it’s a Hollywood prop.

A view from the other side of the canal.

A view from the other side of the canal.

Another view of the scene.

Another view of the scene.

The 70 foot camera boom over the Rio Grande.

The 70 foot camera boom over the Rio Grande.

Here’s a short video demonstrating the reason day two was cut short, and “wrapped” early

Midnight Texas Movie Set from New Wave Rafting on Vimeo.

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Latest Testimonial – Brad M.

Latest Testimonial – Brad M. –  “Hello Steve, thanks for the great pics! We had an awesome time. And Britt was great. We’ll see y’all again!
Brad”

The photos I provided to Brad were seen on the blog of 4/3/15. I’ve been photographing most of our guests while doing the shuttle, since the photography company has yet to start up:

http://www.newwaverafting.com/blog/rio-grande-racecourse-4315/WavingApr032015_5240

William Gloer, from Baylor College

Prof. William Gloer and students from Baylor College at the put-in for the Racecourse run on the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

Prof. William Gloer and seminary students from Baylor College

Here is the first of two groups brought each year by William Gloer, of Baylor College, in Waco, Texas. That’s William in the yellow T-shirt. The crutch was for one of the students, who had a sprained ankle. I wonder what the guy on the right was thinking? The group did the Racecourse run, on the Rio Grande.

At Souse Hole, on the Racecourse run of the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

At Souse Hole

 The Racecourse run of the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

Souse hole, on the Racecourse run of the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

 

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New Mexico Rafting T-Shirt 2013

From decades past, we have resurrected a great T-shirt design. “On the Banks of the Rio Grande” celebrates our great location in Embudo, New Mexico, where our headquarters are, indeed, located right on the banks of the Rio Grande. We operate SUP lessons right here and funyak rentals that either come or go from our riverside location. And, funyaks are available at no extra charge on our regular trips. Just ask.

As summer comes into full swing, we are now operating near capacity. We’re getting large groups, small groups, church groups, Boy Scout groups – many, of course, from Texas! New Mexico Rafting is what folks want, and we have it. Though the State of New Mexico is officially in drought, around here we have the gorgeous Rio Grande, running clear and warm (70 degrees!). You too can be refreshed with New Mexico rafting, with New Wave Rafting Co., on the banks of the Rio Grande. “Nuevo Wavo, Muy Bueno”.

 

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