Hidden Lake – Season 2 Recap

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Season 2 is finished! When this season was originally planned the goals were twofold. The first was to learn from the mistakes of Season 1 and correct or make improvements. The second was to bring the series more in line with what I originally envisioned it to be.

Technically we improved our camera work by doing less with it, though we did try a few new things here and there (Two cameras for Delaware.) The storylines for the episodes improved as I started doing more thorough research and writing longer scripts. We shot more footage that gave us the luxury to be able to make cuts when it didn’t work. I think when I look back at this series when it is finished, this will be the season where I honed in what I actually wanted to do. The mix is now about right with the history, science, and live/ current aspects of the episodes. You can expect this to carryover into Season 3.

Speaking of next season, it will kick off in October, but unlike the last season break I won’t be taking any time off from Rooftops. The tyranny of production is in full swing with Season 3 filming and Season 4/5 planning well underway. You can find out the latest and greatest on the Rooftops of America Facebook page if you want to follow along at home.

Thanks to my wife and son for letting me have the time to pursue this ridiculous endeavor. I also want to thank Matt, Conrad, Spencer, Misty, Ruby, Mateo, Alex, Brian, and Chris for working behind the camera. You all make this so much easier when you are there! A big thanks to Dave for continuing to maintain the site and hold my hand when there are inevitable web issues.

As always thank you to everyone who took the time to watch the videos, leave comments, feedback, and corrections. I always appreciate hearing from you. Believe it or not, you can find us on imdb these days. If you are feeling so inclined please review the series!

A huge thank you to Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com whose music archive has been the soundtrack for all of these videos. The music for this episode is called “Groundwork.” If you need music for your projects do yourself a favor and check out his site.

If you enjoyed this season please consider contributing to the GoFundMe so we can continue to provide you with episodes of Rooftops of America.

Thanks again and I’ll see you soon!

2 responses to “Hidden Lake – Season 2 Recap”

  1. […] That’s right, this was a multi-location shoot, but you can’t tell because all that footage ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor. Just a few miles from Mt. Davis is Casselman Bridge, an amazing National Landmark. I had been there previously and it was too cool to not to film. That said while editing the footage occurred to me it didn’t actually fit with the tone of the episode.  In the end it will most likely get reshot and worked into the Hoye-Crest episode at a later date. UPDATE: It didn’t, instead it ended up in the cut scenes in the Season 2 recap. […]

  2. […] of the park but the since this episode was getting fairly long. You’ll have to tune into the Season 2 Recap to see the Mt. Craig […]

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