I saw much of the Houston airport due to by extended time there. Exchanged some Pesos back to US dollars. Walked a lot. Talked a lot on the cell phone (Yeah! Real communications again!) Then had an uneventful flight back to Richmond,
Although my adventure has come to an end I’ve taken time to reflect on the experience and come up with a list.
1) You can never be too prepared for international travel.
2) Whatever a video vendor promises about equipment prep… DON’T BELIEVE IT! Have your EIC fax all gear before it leaves the shop.
3) If you are shooting in Mexico… rent ALL of your lighting and grip gear from: Revolution 435 D&C, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City. (D&C stands for dollies and cranes) – they have quality gear!
Telephone from the USA: 011-52-55/5605-8060
Owner: Mr. Fernando Hernandez
Our crew (supplied though Fernando & Revolution) (Mexican position names are not exactly the same as the US)
Gaffer/Crew Chief: Ernesto
Key Grip/Electrician: Efrain
Key Grip/Electrician: Pedro
Truck In Charge: Memo
Truck Assistant: Angel
Generator Operator: Marco Antonio