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.
One of the on-land scenes we were present for at sunrise.
Several scenes were shot on land with New Wave merely an observer.
Mike assists the actors along submerged platforms at the crime scene.
The scene of the crime.
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.
The actors enter the canal with Mike “directing”. lol
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 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.
A view from the other side of the canal.
Another view of the scene.
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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