This week, Chey Scott writes about the state of the film industry in Washington state. On Saturday, Aug. 3, a small production team filmed an episode of Transolar Galactica, a sci-fi web series, near Bigelow Gulch Road in Spokane. Over a couple of hours, there were several set changes in order to capture the perfect natural lighting for a few seconds of footage. At the end of filming, the footage was downloaded immediately onto a laptop for editing. Photos by Young Kwak.
Makeup Artist Kara McCollum, left, works on Regina (Crystal Pointek).
Gaffer Doug Bundy, left, and camera operator Shaun Springer set up a camera.
Camera operator Nick Kelling, left, and gaffer Doug Bundy, center, prepare a camera for a shot as director of photography Jade Warpenburg, right, frames a shot.
Director Adam Harum, center, and camera operator Nick Kelling, right, frame a shot.
(Left to right) Producer Adam Boyd, director Adam Harum and production assistant Jeff Opdyke watch a monitor.
(Left to right) Production assistant Jeff Opdyke, gaffer Doug Bundy, production assistant Kasey Cooper, key grip Bryan Gosline and director of photography Jade Warpenburg carry equipment.
Producer Adam Boyd, left, "Trigger" Isaac Joslin, second from left, and director Adam Harum, right, catch Yasaki (Jade Warpenburg) after running during a scene.
Sound recordist Seth Mead holds a microphone boom.
Camera operator Shaun Springer, center, films an insert shot of Regina (Crystal Pointek), right, as director Adam Harum watches.
Producer Adam Boyd, right, prepares a prop for a scene as director Adam Harum, left, and "Trigger" (Isaac Joslin) review lines.
Camera operator Nick Kelling, right, and gaffer Doug Bundy mount a camera to a hi-hat.
Producer Adam Boyd, second from right, takes a photograph of director of photograpy Jade Warpenburg.
(Left to right) Camera operator Nick Kelling, Yasaki (Jade Warpenburg) and gaffer Doug Bundy shoot a scene.
Director Adam Harum, left, and producer Adam Boyd watch a monitor.
Director Adam Harum reviews footage on a laptop after filming.