A film crew set up at Pacific Dunes Ranch RV Resort Monday in Oceano. (KSBY photo)
A big name in the music industry is said to be filming along the Central Coast this week.
Production equipment started arriving Monday morning at Pacific Dunes Ranch in Oceano.
Tom Weeden, general manager of the RV park, told KSBY News the crew was expected to be on site for six to eight hours Monday. He did not know the name of the artist involved with the filming, but said, "This is more equipment than I have ever seen before. We've had people come out before, but nothing on this scale."
While many are staying mum on who the artist is, an Instagram story posted by singer Nick Jonas Monday afternoon shows him sitting in a car along a beach with the caption, "So ya this is happening." Production equipment can also be seen in the video.
Others helping with the production have confirmed to KSBY News that the pop star is involved with the filming.
A recent Craigslist posting showed extras were being recruited for a music video on Monday in Pismo Beach. Pay was said to be $175 for 10 hours. Men and women 18- to 26-years-old were needed.
Monday afternoon, there was caution tape up and "closed area" signs posted along part of the beach. California State Parks closed off a couple hundred feet of sand to the public for the shoot.
The crew of 85 people has about eight trailers. KSBY is told it was not until this past Friday that the request was made to have the 10 sites blocked off Monday at the RV resort.
The producer of the music video says they are not spending the night.
The San Luis Obispo County Film Commission says this won't be the last production company this month to film in the county.
"This month alone we will have about four to five music videos shot in the county. Some have already filmed and others are upcoming. Additionally, we worked on a major feature film shot here a few weeks ago. Other upcoming projects include an animated feature film promotional trailer, to be filmed later this month. We also worked very closely with the DIY network on an upcoming TV spot, which is currently in production in our County., " said Kylee Corliss, film commission liaison.
Corliss adds, "Everyone we speak with who has scouted for locations in San Luis Obispo County loves our region. They consistently comment on the beauty of the area and the breadth of options in our area. We also get many comments about how friendly the locals are and how they love working with the permitting staff at the local cities and county offices, as well as the state parks and other permitting entities," said Kylee Corliss, film commission liaison.