Monday May 04, 2009
I managed to catch the 217 bus, getting me to Vine by 8am for my 9am calltime.
It was clear at crew parking there was no shuttle
(or at least, wouldn't be until closer to my calltime);
while on the bus, passing and having seen them filming on Hollywood Boulevard, I realized I should have gotten off the bus the moment I saw the shoot.
I walked back to the shoot and I was directed to basecamp where I was checked in.
who would play the other shop patron.
A pleasant PA
(at the time, playfully and cryptically vague as to whether it was a nickname, given or surname),
brought us to the main holding upstairs on Hollywood Boulevard.
Throughout the day we worked with her and/or with an AD simply named "Simian."
To my pleased surprise also booked was
James St. James and
each with whom I've worked before, though Max and I had to admit, we cannot precisely recall from what.
Max was upgraded to a Day Player contract when he was given lines, dressed as a Hollywood Boulevard superhero costumed character.
Along with several others, such as
James played a rider aboard a bus along with the film's lead, Bucky Larson
During lunch, I realized one of the somewhat punked-goths was photographer
with whom I'd worked and first met on
Table for 3.
After lunch, Finn and I were brough to the Adult Shop at
Cahuanga, just south of Hollywood Boulevard, and three or so storefronts from
(which was used as a location for the short
that I wrote and in which I starred).
Eventually the set-up was complete and
Finn and I were given our business.
I do not reveal story spoilers in these reports; it harms none merely to say that Finn makes a main cross in the store, while in the aisle
(in my hand a DVD box for the high-end adult movie
I glance at two DVDs on the rack, then move on to browsing magazines for a few moments, after which I bring the box to obtain the DVD rental.
The store owner
(if not "merely" a cashier),
was played by the script's co-writer Allen Covert.
After the master shot from the back of the store, they filmed coverage, then from behind the counter POV.
Once the scene was complete, Finn and I were wrapped after the subsequent scene was filmed, both within the store and on the sidewalk.
Our wrap time was 9:15pm, also providing a few solid meal penalties, the Las Palmas basecamp from which was an easy march home.