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Out and About in Chicago

07/10-07/18 This week was exciting. There was some sort of in-studio and offsite production going on every single day.

On Tuesday, Austin and I helped out with a Samsung Health social content photoshoot, where they shot a meal prep in flat-lay style. Austin and I got to take the leftovers home AND keep the Tupperware. Our starving intern status was strongly reaffirmed today.

We launched the Field Museum Specimens Recording Booth on Wednesday but it was raining heavily so the amount of foot traffic we originally predicted at Lincoln Park Zoo proved to be totally incorrect.

Photo by Bryan Casallo

Photo by Bryan Casallo

Photo by Bryan Casallo

Photo by Bryan Casallo

On Thursday and Friday, I helped out on a live marketing/PR shoot with Brooks. They were part of a healthy living expo at McCormick Place, gearing up for the Rock 'n Roll marathon happening on the weekend. Greenhouse was shooting a dramatic commercial on the spot for participants and pick a couple to go up on social media. I worked the fog machine that day and learned that dry ice can hurt.

Pet Preservation Fights Stigma of Death

Bare Bones Studio is Marissa Henri and Moriah Black, and they have been doing custom bone preparation work for over 3 years. After animals pass away, they provide an alternative to burials and cremation for clients' pets, such as skeletal articulation. They also provide custom display and mounting services for insects and smaller animals, too.

"We are sure there are others in the Bay Area that do bone cleaning, but we do not know of any that currently operate as a business such as ours,” says Marissa. That has motivated them to grow so that they can offer their services to a wider community. "So often death is just put aside and people don’t want to talk about or approach it because they’re scared or uncomfortable. But it’s a part of life and something that everyone will experience. This is a way to help accept it- by looking at death in a more positive and beautiful way, and appreciate the life the animal lived,” says Moriah.