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From Peaches to Krabby Patties: A week on a commercial video shoot

Updated: Aug 2

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel from Charlotte, North Carolina to do some headshots and then drive to Greenville, South Carolina for a commercial shoot with the agency I work for full-time. The drive down was eventful, with a surprise sighting of a giant peach water tower that I couldn't resist photographing with my drone. James and the giant peach vibes?

Once in Greenville, the team settled in and we got to met our junior creative director, Caitlin, for the first time. Working at a large agency, pretty much everyone is remote and after 10 months, im still meeting people for the first time. It was her birthday, so we celebrated with pizza and desserts from a local Pizza shop called Little Italy. We probably could have done a better job of celebrating her.... Sorry Caitlin...

Over the next two days, we had a blast shooting at an airbnb we rented out, and a couple other locations. One eveniing we all went out to eat in Easley to a local spot called The Silos of Easley. We indulged in some amazing Indian food while admiring the towering silos that give the area its name. The live music and vibes were good. I will say I was a little disapotined in the brewery. I am currently not drinking alcohol and they didn't have non alcoholic beer. Water will suffice.

Our final day of shooting was bittersweet, but we made te most of it with a delicious lunch at Golden Brown and Delicious. Originally a food truck, this establishment has recently opened a standalone shop at The Commons in Greenville, with a menu that emphasizes Southern-style comfort foods and made-to-order dishes. I highly recommend the Krabby Patty, a crab cake sandwich inspired by Spongebob Squarepants. Before our last location, I had to stop by Methodical, one of my all-time favorite coffee shops, for a caffeine fix. Their standalone store had great vibes, and I left feeling energized and ready to tackle the rest of the day.

Overall, my trip to Greenville was filled with great vibes and unforgettable experiences. Working with our crew was a pleasure. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend checking out the local landmarks like the Silos and indulging in some Southern comfort food at Golden Brown and Delicious.

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