Home of the Alamo - Day 5

When we woke up it was still pouring, but we didn't waste much time before we loaded our gear into the van to get ready for a busy day in San Antonio. The weather didn't slow us down, and Mark (our cinematographer), made a waterproof housing for our 'A' Camera, as well as placing a camera mount for the GoPro above the passenger side wheel-well (of the van) to execute another fun time-lapse, which can be seen below. The Blue Star Brewing Company was our first destination after arriving in San Antonio--the location of where we'd be filming later that evening. We scoped out the venue and had a drink as we discussed the plan for the rest of the day.

With just over a few hours to kill before we had to be back at Blue Star, we wanted to do some sight seeing, which included visiting the Alamo and strolling along River Walk. We weren't allowed to film on the grounds of the Alamo, and it wasn't long before we saw all there was to see at the historical site.

Mark also captured a lot of great shots of downtown as we wandered--not really having a idea where we were going except for the River Walk. We found ourselves over a mile away from Blue Star, and it was only twenty minutes before we wanted to back to start setting up. Fortunately, River Walk directed us right back to where we wanted to be on South Alamo St.

Right when we walked inside Blue Star, Murph Davis and couple other musicians from the River City Big Band were there to greet us as they too were setting up for the concert. The downbeat started right at eight o'clock and the band truly played with an edge through the duration of the performance. They sounded great, and we got a kick out of seeing their natural chemistry as well as their smiles as they played with sincere passion.

After the set, we did a group interview with a handful of the guys and had a really good turnout as we visited for over an hour. Our conversation could've lasted all night, but unfortunately everyone had to wake up early, so we packed up and made our way back the the vacation house in Austin.

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The Road to San Antonio from Anthony Sabatino on Vimeo.