Funny Business shoot

March 28th, 2010 ~ 10:26 pm

Got up early this morning to shoot my scenes for a student film for LA Valley Community College. My costume was rad. Stripey wool pants, tan button down, suspenders and a belt, round sunglasses, beige bowler, bow tie, and one of those knit winter hats (I forget what the name is) but with the top cut off so it was like a neck and mouth covering. I had it on all day so I still kind of feel like it’s on my face. Weird. Anyway, I looked way sinister. Once again I forgot to take a picture for myself, but I’ll get someone’s or post once I get footage. Oh and I also had a really creepy Dummy too.

So luckily we started with the heavy stuff. As the day went on I got pretty tired, so it was nice to have it out of the way. I think it went really well. Patrick, the director, seemed really happy with it. I shoot a guy in the nether regions, and then later I shoot a guy in the head. They don’t show it, but they had a few special effects of the guy whose guts would be blasted out. Then I was also shot. We did all that and then the rest of the actors came for my other scene where I just have to sit there with my dummy. So even though I was tired, it didn’t matter. I just have to shoot that guy in the head and look creepy. Oh, and operate the dummy. It was a simple pull-string kind and easy to use.

At some point the zipper on the vintage pants I was wearing disintegrated all at once and the teeth went all over (like those nightmares where all your teeth keep falling out.). I managed to get the zipper down enough so they would come off and then pinned it, since by then I was mostly sitting at the table and they didn’t see it. Sucks about the pants, but that can happen on vintage stuff. Hopefully they can replace the zipper without affecting and value of the pants. The wardrobe girl, Alanna, owns a vintage shop so we got to use a bunch of stuff from her collection.

Near the end of the day, my 2 sports bras that were keeping my feminine figure in check (I was disguised as a man) started getting really itchy and I was really warm with the wool pants and neck wrap and hat. But then we finished. I even made it home in time to catch the last 3 matches of Wrestlemania. (We recorded it so I watch the good parts I missed later.)

Very fun character stuff, violence, some blood, and finished in one day. Not too shabby.


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