South Carolina Filming Day 3

Early Morning on a Charleston Street
On Friday we got up early to film at the Old Exchange and Provost building, which was used as the custom house in Charleston. From there we moved on to St. Philips Church, were we visited the grave of John C. Calhoun, a very important politician from South Carolina. We filmed at the Old Slave Mart where the slaves were auctioned for a few years. We got through these scenes so quickly we were able to move on to the ones I had planned for the next day at Fort Moultrie. 
St. Phillips
Calhoun's grave

Me running the teleprompter
Carrying equipment

Stephen Breagy

South Carolina Filming Day 2

The inlet on the way to Charleston Harbor
On the second day we rented a deck boat to do some filming in Charleston Harbor. We started at Castle Pinckney, the first fort captured by the Confederate forces in the Civil War. There we hit an underwater pillar when we were backing up to leave. Next we went to Fort Sumter, which was fired on by the Confederates to start the war. As we were trying to dock the water was rough. I grabbed the ladder, and at that moment my father decided to back the boat up to try again. I fell off, and the bottom of my legs got wet. While we filmed at Sumter, my mother and Stephen waited in the boat, fell asleep and got sun burnt. Our trip back to the boat rental place took three times longer than going out. We assumed it was because the tide was going the opposite way, but when we finally got to the rental place we found out that when we hit the pillar at Pinckney, we had bent the propeller. Before sunset we were also able to film a few scenes at Fort Moultrie, where we also saw a very nice sunset.

Castle Pinckney
Getting ready to shoot

Filming Fort Sumter from the boat
Glidecam at Sumter
The Stephens on the ride back
Sunset at Fort Moultrie

South Carolina Filming Day 1

South Carolina State House
Last week we did our last major filming trip for our video series, Discerning History. We started out our first day of shooting on Wednesday at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. We were there to film some scenes about what caused the secession of South Carolina. We had some technical difficulties, but thankfully they happened the first day because it had the loosest schedule. After finishing up all the shots we could before dark, we headed down to Charleston, South Caroline where we stayed for the rest of the weekend.