Just an alien, looking for love.

December 21st, 2009 ~ 1:33 pm

Yesterday was awesome. My pals at Funbox Comedy are working with this director, Joy, and they are producing a sci-fi comedy web series. I auditioned for the lead, but did not get it. Joy really liked my read though so she had me come and be an alien for their faux dating site ‘Date a Human.’ I was a cat-like alien with tall blue hair and another girl was a sparkly fish-like alien. I had full on prosthetic appliances, airbrushing, synthetic hair. I remembered I still had fangs from The Night Life so I got a ride over to my place and got them. I wasn’t really paying attention, but I’m sure we got some funny looks. I looked like a Who from Whoville.

The whole process took over 4 hours! I will post pictures as soon as I get them. They took a bunch so I didn’t think to take any for myself.

We alternated shooting still shots and video. It was part scripted and part improvised. Some were over a green screen to use in the series as a sort of hologram and others were just inside and would just be for the website. They got coverage of both since they weren’t sure how they would use it in the series. They may end up using both styles if it works in the effects.

I was surprised all that stuff on my head didn’t itch at all, though the slits for the nose holes were limited so I did a lot of mouth breathing all day. She stuck it on really well, so I could move my face without worrying about it coming loose. Then it took like an hour to get it off at the end. And I had to take a long hot shower to get the remaining little goobers and paint all over. I probably still have paint on me today. But that’s ok because it was super rad. I can’t wait to see it. I love that type of thing. Even if it takes 5 hours.

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