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That’s A Wrap!

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Tour Communications Intern Teagan Allen

This week the 2021 Big Top Tour troupers and staff finished filming the last of the Smirk-o-Vision Finale! All summer, our Smirkus Troupers have been creating acts, performing and filming their show, Flare, A Campfire Story, which will stream on August 21. Filming a show was a new experience for everyone involved and it came with many stories and lessons. Without giving away too much of the show, here are a few things we learned:

  • Always have bug spray nearby for outdoor shoots.

  • Rely on Vermont to rain at the most inconvenient times.

  • You can never have enough firewood when filming “A Campfire Story”.

  • Performing Russian Bar, which has to be very level, on a hill may not work.

  • Crocs everywhere are bound to mess up continuity.

  • Rainbows are great additions to any act.

  • Always have marshmallows on hand for late campfire shoots.

  • Making clubs that look like sticks is easier said than done.

  • “Hurry up and wait” becomes second nature on a film set.

  • If you have a grass allergy, remember to bring a mat to stand on for in-between takes.

  • The aftermath of a rainy day makes for beautiful waterfall shoots.

  • Embrace all the beautiful spots to film on the Smirkus site.

  • It is easy to create magic when you have passionate performers with amazing ideas.