When the Lights Go Out (Behind the Scenes)

We filmed for 9 hours yesterday and got the first episode of “When the Lights Go Out” filmed!  It was a super long day and it was super cold but it was AMAZING.  My cast and crew are simply the best!  Here’s a few pics of behind the scenes and an unedited video.

What are we studying so intently???  You'll have to watch to find out... ;)

What are we studying so intently??? You’ll have to watch to find out… 😉

Director/cinematographer/sound girl/Gal Friday EXTRAORDINAIRE!!

Director/cinematographer/sound girl/Gal Friday EXTRAORDINAIRE!!





"Jordan", "Savvy" and "Tiffany"

“Jordan”, “Savvy” and “Tiffany”

"Harold" and "Tiffany" and the psychic hotline

“Harold” and “Tiffany” and the psychic hotline


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Coffee breaks are the BEST

Coffee breaks are the BEST

"Tiffany" recording her video diary.

“Tiffany” recording her video diary.

"Harold" interfering.

“Harold” interfering.

Ghosts are scary, y'all! ;)

Ghosts are scary, y’all! 😉

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Since I didn’t have time yesterday, I’m watching something today and will post it late tonight or tomorrow morning.  Yay, Happy Monday, y’all!






About mistylayne

I'm a Z movie loving, horror hound, Buffy quoting, Dr. Who watching, geekazoid and seeker of all things unusual. I'm a gypsy wanderer, lover of words, Wendy of the damned and all that jazz. What can I say? I'm complicated.

Posted on 2013.21.January, in American Cinema, American Indie, Irregular Posting, Lo-Budget, Short Shorts, Zombiedy and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.


  2. stunning and fablous you looking 😉 film industry is awesome 🙂

  3. VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Victor De Leon

    Thanks for sharing all the cool pics and the Vid! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Looks like it’s gonna rock! Looks like you are having all kinds of fun. That is what is important! 🙂 Muy Bueno.

    • Thank YOU for checking them out! And for the support! And yes, SO much fun. I so love this stuff. And I’m filming a different web series this upcoming weekend – yay! 😉

  5. Brings back memories of college. These shoots can be a lot of fun, time consuming, tiring, but pretty fun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looking COOL AS DRIVE here Misty! Congrats 😛

  7. where are you shooting?

    • It’s the basement of one of my friends’ parents’ house. It got flooded during a hurricane and so all the walls are ripped out which was perfect for what we needed. The outside shot was…I don’t know, some state park here in Jersey.

      • oh, didn’t know you were in jersey. i’m down near philly but also have a place near atlantic city. looking forward to your work.

      • Oh cool! I keep hearing that I need to visit Philly (and Atlantic City – three years in this state and I still haven’t been). And thanks!

      • well, i’ll assume you’re kind of busy then. and since you’re making a film, and since i’m a writer of fiction and also film reviews, i would be glad to take a look at what you’re working on in case you’d like another set of eyes to peek at it. some of my reviews are here: http://cinekatz.com/ and here: http://cinekatz.com/author/rich/

      • I work 6 jobs and do acting, modeling and writing on the side – I am ALWAYS busy, lol.

        And thank you! I might take you up on that – I’m terrible at the actual formatting of scripts. I still have to write the next 4 episodes but I definitely might send them your way for review if you’re sure you have the time. And cool – I think I’ve looked at that site before, didn’t know it was you though. 🙂

      • i’m just one of many, but what i like doing is reviewing stories to see where things might be missing or something interesting might be added. i realize that sounds kind of pretentious, but teaching writing is what i’ve been doing for about 25 years until recently stepping down to just do my own writing.

      • That sounds awesome. I’ve always just written, since I was 7 and I SUCK at editing. Until this year, I never did it. I’m part of a writer’s group (or was, I haven’t been able to attend in months because I’ve actually been too busy..writing…ironic…) and I really appreciate some honest feedback. It’s been really good for me, a learning process.

      • it’s commonly known by those who are in my writing network that my strength is with dialogue.

        since you’re working 6 jobs and rather busy, i’ll stop replying and let you get things done. feel free to get in touch if you’d like me to read over something. i’d enjoy it a lot.

      • I will! Thanks again, Rich! 🙂

  8. Congrats! Hope it came out the way you wanted!

  9. I wanna see! I wanna see!

    • Yay!!!! You guys will be some of the first to know when it’s up and I’ll also let you all know when the fan page/Twitter/etc. go up. And you’ll probably be getting sneak peeks. Thanks for your enthusiasm! 🙂


    I love the way you talk to that silly ghost! 😀

  11. Preeeeetttty sweet. Looks like the kind of stuff I’d rather be doing as opposed to my actual job. Digging the video, too. The basement you shot in feels a lot more open and giant than what it is. Dunno if that’s what you’re going for or not, but I was wondering what huge ass place let you shoot inside it.


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