Thursday, June 10, 2010

Extra Noise

Ok so for the past few days I've been on a commercial shoot. I'm one of the leads and there are like 17 different scenes to shoot. In each scene we have to use new extras to fill the space and give myself people to interact with. Its been a blast but I can't help but laugh every time we get the new extras. Some of them know each other, or think they do, and most are completely green. They are so green I think the hulk would be jealous. But the way they medicate this is by boasting about all thier film shoots and extra jobs. "Oh yeah so have you done any film work before?" said he. "Yeah I just got off of a shoot last week for XYZXYZ" said she. "That's nice. I did an campaign for ABCABC to weeks ago. I got paid a lot" said he. It was great. I got a lot of close ups." Its hilarious. Every single one of them tries way to hard to be themselves--if that's humanly possible. What' funny is the crew was having a hard time with them. It's not what you did babe, its what you do. You feel me? Ha. Any way Time to head back to set.

NOTE TO SELF: When an extra, or a principal, or ever-- never talk about another shoot while on a shoot.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wally's World

This all started with a trip to wal-mart to find a cheap fishing pole for our outting at the park. We had exactly $14.00 to get everything. J and JW are two of the most bestest little brothers I never had and here's why.

Nicole, Jala, J, and JW enter into wal-mart looking to find the cheap children's fishing poles so they can catch fish on thier outting.

J: Oh look the fish section.
Jala: We know its not there, its in the back of the--
J: Ew... they're all dead.
JW: What?
J: Yeah like none of them are alive! Look brother!
JW: (goes over to look) Woah! all of the little fishes are just in a pile at the bottom.
J: Come on wal-mart.
JW: Must be part of the rollbacks.
J: Save better, live better: Wal-Mart.
JW: Those fish aren't living at all.
Nicole: The rods are this way come on.
(they find a $11.00 disney princess fishing rod with no hook on it.)
Nicole $11.00!?!
J: I thought it was cheaper then that.
JW: I'm not using that! its too girly.
Nicole: If you want to catch fish you will.
Jala: but then we'd have to by the hook, bait, weight and we don't have that much money!
Nicole: we can ask if we can use the dead fishes they have for free for bait.
J: Oh come on walmart! I thought you were supposed to always have low prices.