So it’s been 2 months to the day since my last blog post. For that, I apologize. I still very much love and care about my beloved blog and those that read it religiously or happen to stumble on it thanks to a random search, or linked from a friend. Nevertheless, thanks for your visit(s) and I hope you come back and continue reading! Don’t forget the #1 way to catch up with me is on Twitter.
In short, a lot has happened to me in two months time, and I felt it’d be quicker to review those events with a video, but it would actually take me longer to produce a video than it would to write. Sooner or later I might get back on a regular blogging schedule. If only that was a benefit of fiber. (more…)
On one of my more random intern adventures, one Friday a few weeks ago I started out working at the sound stage cataloging a series of comic books and other random material the studio was selling to generate money. Anyway, while I was in one area of the sound stage, Joe Young and Co were in the main area, specifically the green screen shooting a commercial for the Diamond Ruff book and project. Soon after, it was lunch time and Joe ordered us pizza that looked awesome… tasted pretty normal but I wasn’t complaining.
As for the commercial, there were more shoots to be done outside of the sound stage and Joe asked if I wanted to be an extra.
“Sure,” I said, not thinking much of it. Plus I was done with the assignment I was given anyway.
The ant holes
I’m packed into a van with 4 other people and loads of equipment and off to our first site… which actually is where the sales and marketing office is located. It was a schoolyard with a basketball court and my job as an extra was to look like I was playing ball. Excuse me, I meant acting! If you don’t know, I’m not really the athletic type. So me playing basketball is a rare thing. But not to worry! A few of the kids from the school came out to play with us. Actually, they played by themselves and then when the cameras started rolling, I ran around like I was in on the game. As soon as they yelled cut, I went back to sit on the curb and watch the ants and their ant holes.
I watched them do several other shots and moved to several other locations. They decided to do one more shot that required some extras sitting on a stoop. This particular scene I didn’t think was going to be used… but alas, I discovered:
A bit shocked, especially with that freeze frame of my face. I discovered this when I went to the Diamond Ruff website and noticed the trademark hair.
But it was a fun shoot. A long shoot, so it felt. And very unexpected. But fun nonetheless. All in a day’s work I suppose.
I’ve been meaning to start chronicling my intern adventures for a while now, actually since I started about a month ago… but it’s been difficult to keep up with everything that’s going on in life from The Lost Dial to workshops to commercials I’m producing to keeping up with new contacts I’m meeting from all areas of the business. I have managed to keep up with some of the big blockbusters that hit theaters and writing reviews for them in somewhat of a timely manner. But overall, I feel I’ve been neglecting the Indoob and I sincerely apologize. As the saying (and apparently my mantra) goes “Life happens.” And at this point, it’s happening faster than I can keep up with. It’s already July! (more…)