Welcome to our first 'clip show!' It's a tour of forgotten movie locations on Los Angeles' east side, hosted by yours truly.
Okay, so this is a weird episode. I'm going to be honest with you guys on this one:
We were working on another episode, but the editing and post-production was taking too long and the week was shortened because of the holiday. That meant the folks at Berman Braun, who produce the show for us, had to figure out an alternative for this week's episode. This is that alternative.
What you're watching are essentially deleted scenes. My initial pitch for the show was like this: every episode would open with me at a famous movie location, talking about what was shot there. I'm always amazed that Los Angeles is full of film history that it completely unmarked and unnoted. You can walk past a house a hundred times without knowing something incredible was shot there because LA doesn't respect its history. The concept was to have the location bit and then we'd have the opening title and then smash into the episode. It turns out people didn't quite like that; it was weird to go from a location to an episode that had nothing to do with that location.
But we shot a handful of these openings, and I think they were actually okay. A caveat: these are among the first things we shot for the show. This is all stuff from months and months ago, and I think I'm a bit stiffer on camera here than I will be in next week's episode.
So please enjoy this holiday week 'clip show' episode of Badass Digest With Devin Faraci. Maybe if you guys like this we'll do another locations based episode - God knows there are enough awesome, unheralded locations all over LA.