In Broad City's Season 3 premiere Abbi and Ilana go on one of their signature NYC epic days and one of the fun scenes they come upon is a crazy NYC warehouse sale.
Finding enough clothes to fill a store size space with a limited budget to sustain the wear and tear required for the chaotic and vicious action required in the scene, was a challenge.
We had to get resourceful so we asked some local fashion brands for product placement, hit up our favorite by the pound thrift store, bought some discounted high-fashion clothes, and lastly rented racks of clothes that were actually part of the location's actual pop-up sale inventory.
But renting clothes at this quantity from someone can be tricky because they need it all back, and if you watch the sequence you see there is a lot of intense movement of clothes with lots of opportunity for confusion and mix-up.
So one of my jobs was to take a detailed inventory of all the clothes we were renting so that we could be sure we returned everything after shooting.
Since I didn't have my computer with me, it had to be a good'ol handwritten list. A list like:
And it worked. It allowed us to start the day dressing the set like this:
fill it up like this in a day
then have it look like this at the end of filming:
And have each piece of clothing back where it belonged.
You can watch the whole, super fun, hilarious, and full of Broad City charm episode here.