Goutman also mentioned going on those "inconsistent remotes" because they couldn't afford to "rent a tree".
"Dark Shadows" was never BIG-BUDGET, but they had a zillion "trees" in their studio, most of them being branches glued to music stands or something. Those little kids on Dark Shadows could get lost in the "woods" and wander around all night, without ever leaving the studio. It didn't look spectacular (obviously) but it set the atmosphere in a somewhat believable manner. I was hoping Goutman would expand a bit more on the cost of "renting a tree" versus going on a remote, and if they simply didn't have the backstage personnel to figure out how to improvise with the props they already had.