5-3-11 (1 hour)
Today I contacted my friend who works at the East Peoria ICC campus to see about shooting the mall scenes in their enormous parking lot after hours on a weekend. He offered to “supervise” the shoot as an ICC employee, but thought it would be better to get official permission from their security chief. So I crafted a carefully worded email and sent it to the guy. I actually debated between doing a phone call or an e-mail. I ended up choosing e-mail so that he would be able to forward the information to other people if necessary and it would be in my words, not his. I suggested that we meet in person or a phone call to discuss it further.
I haven’t heard anything yet, but I’ll follow up with a phone call next week if I still haven’t heard from him. If it falls through, we may need to ask the club to see if anyone has access to a large parking lot through their work or something.