There’s just something about the air in Los Angeles. I mean, besides the smog. When I flew out there this summer to meet with the team assembled by JESS3’s Creative Director Mark Kulakoff, I was so impressed with the cast of characters. We were all prepared for the long day of work we knew was ahead of us. And while it could have been a nightmare, the day was smooth sailing. Everyone was incredibly flexible — our set designer even helped behind the puppet desk at one point. There was surprisingly little ego across the board; instead, I was taken aback by a team-oriented attitude dedicated to producing five minutes of magic.