It is June 17th and I have yet to film an outdoor quicksand scene this year!! My models are asking, but the weather has been too cold here in the New England area - barely hit the 80s recently, and cool nights, which I personally like but it makes the bogs and swamps and mud pits too cold to sink in, especially for all my petit models.
Also wonder if I should move to Florida, but it would be too hot for me, plus the idea of having to check for alligators is not at all appealing to the models!!!
Perhaps it is time to invest in an indoor set again, like I had some 7 years ago - I could then shoot year round. Wouldn't have to worry about weather (we don't shoot in thunder storms, for instance, for obvious reasons) or bugs (most models hate them - I'm not a big fan, either).
But I still like how natural setting contribute to the whole look and feel of a scene - hard to recreate that in a studio.
Who knows - maybe the futures holds a bit of both!