As I mentioned, my shoot the other day went off without any major hitches. Although, I have to say I was surprised that the 2nd AD had to shush the crew so many times – even threatening them with immediate termination. And twice someone’s cell phone went off. Granted, it could have been the ad agency folks, or even the homeowner (who was flitting about snapping photos of her house turned upside-down with too many people in too small a space, and loads of equipment and furnishings that were not her own – the plates had to compliment-yet-not-match-or-clash with the wardrobe and vise versa). But still, someone from the production team should have made sure their cells were silenced.
And, yes, vibrating phones make noise, too.
Anyways, an excellent and important point was driven home once again: when on a set, turn your phone to silent, or better yet, off completely, unless you need it on. And no whispering to your peers in the other room, either. We can hear you and probably so can the mic.
On another note: have you ever had your food painted with water and a paintbrush in order for it to have an appealing, glossy sheen (which, conversely, actually makes it less appetizing to those witnessing the "food painting")? That was a new one for me.
On yet another note: I did finally get a call for a SAG audition (commercial, OF COURSE, *little sigh*) from one of the agencies that went MIA on me. So, that’s a relief.
I feel like I had a million things to write about but now my mind is a blank…
I just threw together the monthly Reading Lab for MC2 which will take place this Sunday. I’ve selected 2 plays and cast them both. We always welcome new scripts (comedic), so feel free to pass some on! I also will be seeing a friend’s show tonight – oh, and I just got a yes from a woman who I’d asked to do an art studio share with! It’s $200/mo. Which is, you know… it adds up… but the idea of having a space (besides my poorly jury-rigged kitchen) to draw in makes me literally salivate. I’m so scared to say yes, but I think I can swing at least 1 month and see how it goes.
Oh, to be free to draw again without being cramped or worrying about the many ways which my sad little improvised set-up can thwart me! For a little bit, anyway. And it'll be cool to meet new folks as this wall is in a 4 bedroom work/live loft in DUMBO. Very cool.