A couple months ago, OC ramps had the opportunity to participate in a gig with HBO’s TV show, Silicone Valley. This show aired its first season in April of 2014 and they are currently in the process of filming the second season. The series is a comedy about six younger guys who find a startup company in Silicon Valley. The production team initially contacted us and let us know their needs for a ramp rental, so we designed a custom 32 foot wide mini ramp for them to rent! They also expressed a need for skaters to use on set, and they ended up using 7 of the skaters on our team for the episode. Six of the OC Ramps crew headed up to Burbank in early December to build the ramp in the warehouse that they were shooting at. It took our 20 foot trailer, 10 foot trailer, and all of our truck beds to transport all the wood and supplies we would need to build such a large ramp. The next three days were spent at the location in Burbank constructing the ramp and shooting the episode. We had the opportunity to meet all of the actors, and work behind the scenes while they were filming.
They wrapped the filming of this episode on a Wednesday night at around 7 PM, and informed us that we only had 90 minutes from the time they wrapped to take down the entire ramp and clear out of the location. If we went over the 90 minute time limit they would have had to charge us an additional $650 an hour in order to stay on the set. We did have the option of coming back the next day to take down, but that night was the only time that the full crew would be available to help deconstruct the ramp, and we needed all the help we could get. It was definitely a stressful 90 minutes but we were able to finish and get out of there and start heading back to Orange County right on schedule. It was an awesome experience getting to work with HBO, make sure to keep your eye out for our ramp in the upcoming season!