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Updated: 07/10/2014 06:49:24PM

‘Grittiness’ of Hardman Hall leads to infomercial shoot

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


As cast members (in the background) pause while adjustments are made, Brenda DyGraf demonstrates a workout device she and her company have developed.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


The "grittiness" of Hardman Hall --- bare, well-worn brick walls and unmaked trusses and support beams --- serves as the backdrop producers were seeking as they shoot an infomercial for the X-Step, a device that creates a cushion of air to reduce stress and wear and tear on joints when doing full-body workouts.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Kimberly Dolson (right) gives a testimonial about the X-Step, which she has been using for several weeks. She was one of the clients of the device asked to participate in an infomercial shot inside Hardman Hall.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


During a break in shooting, producer William Cameron (third from right reviews the script. At the same time, Brenda DyGraf (second from right) looks at a monitor that recorded the previous shoot. The director, Jimmy Huckaby (far right), whose production company, Huckaby Productions, is shooting the infomercial, smiles as he walks away from the stage.

By STEVE STEINER

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“An-n-n-n-d … cut!”

Come late January 2012, you might catch the scene in which those famous words were yelled if you view a 30-minute infomercial recorded Dec. 5 — Dec. 8 at Hardman Hall.

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