Saturday December 15, 2008
My producer friend and I caught our "regular"
(that is, when we're both available and there's something we both want to see),
in this case
it was the okay
Day the Earth Stood Still.
From there she headed to meetings while I headed down to USC in time for the last two or three shorts of the previous program block of films.
The second program block had seven films, of which
was the third shown.
The colour saturation was such that had she not added the sizze sound to the drug placed in the drink, the drink's deep red almost hid the dissolving drug.
The added sizzle sound drew one's eyes to the drug, which induces the remainder of the film.
The short was quite visually dazzling, and Leah's sound design helped tremendously.
The editing of the tea party scene was as flawless as I'd anticipated, and one would never suspect few people were actually on hand at the time of filming each person's bit.
I was unable to spot Leah between the previous and her film's program block, so amusingly, from my seat she and texted back and forth, that I was there and her positive response thereto.
But afterwards, she all but vanished, and as she had put a jacket over the green outfit out for which I was keeping an eye, I began to suspect I wouldn't find her, and she had contacted me that she still needed me to sign the USC release; that she would bring it with her.
I called her, expecting and getting her voice mail, relaying I was being unable to find her, and after another five or ten minutes I'd have to surrender to that fact and she and I would have to arrange another time for me to do the paperwork.
Predictably, my action of leaving such a message caused my
Doing the Magick,
meaning less than a minute after disconnecting, there she was.
She was thrilled to see me, but not surprisingly, she'd managed to forget to bring the paperwork.
We arranged for me to come by her place the following early afternoon, giving her time to spend the morning with her boyfriend before heading back to Indiana for the holidays and to France for a few weeks.
Leah apologized again not having had time or funds with which to make the DVD copies right away, with which I had no worries, as at least she'd already notified me of the fact.
Ironically, after filling out the release form the next day, as I walked to Hoover for the northbound bus, I realized her home was at the end of the same street on which lived
as well as its co-star
Brian Jordan Alvarez,
both locations of which were used for
the weekend after my segment for
had been filmed.