Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I received an email from
(as did the other two principals,
Candice Marie Flournoy
providing me/us with
the Santa Monica location,
and requesting we try and arrive at 7:45am rather than the initial 8am calltime, with which to rehearse.
As my first bus leaving where I'd been staying would come by at 5:22am to get me to the nearest stop by 7:25am, I replied I'd be there as soon as I could.
Then came the morning and the buses wanted to mess me up... or the Universe did; not quite sure which.
I had down that the first bus was at 5:22am, but I neglected to notice it was not the bus a block and a half away...
it was the bus that's 9/10ths of a mile away.
So literally about a half of it I ran, reminding me I'm not the runner I once was.
I got to the bus stop with two minutes or less to spare!
I caught the two connections without incident, except on exiting the second bus I realized to my dismay that I did not have with me my hat.
At the first bus, what with the running, I was dripping sweat, so I'd removed my hat.
I suspect I left it on the first bus, and I still have no idea why I would not put it into my blue bag.
If MTA lost and found does not have it I can make another; I'd made that one via an online site.
This time I can have the photo and maybe my website url...
As it was, the timing was such I arrived at the requested 7:45am time by 7:40am, and directed to the Studio A.
I met very pleasant Wyatt Wallace, and Sharon had us run through the quick scene whilst we waited for Candice, ironically
living rather close by.
Wyatte and I changed, he into his pajamas and I into my lab-tech outfit.
For the audition I had not worn a tie, but unsure whether she might want one, I brought my long tie and of course, my bow-tie.
Not surprisingly, Sharon jumped at my wearing the
Candice was barely late, actually making it by 8am, and the three of us ran through the scene.
I completely forgot to ask Wyatt later what he said to Candice, as
"as An Actor Prepares,"
he took her into the corridor for a few moments, quickly saying something to her, and the two returned, both Completely Certain either how to play the scene and/or how to work together flawlessly.
We went into the studio; Candice retained a semi-hoodie of sorts which later seemed to belie she should seem like she rushed right out of bed.
Sharon hand-held one of those small high-end video camera that resemble a good sized 35mm still camera
(its capacity for still photos as well notwithstanding).
We ran through the scenes numerous times with various coverage angles, even Sharon sitting in my seat doing from my character's POV.
We found ourselves Done by about 9:40am, which was almost surprising as the shoot was estimated to wrap by 11:30am.
Wyatt and Candice and I furnished each other with our contact/calling cards, as well as to the four person crew of Sharon's shoot.
As the information wasn't on their cards, I asked after their websites:
Candice told me hers,
and Wyatt reported his soon-to-be site being still under construction.
Candice headed out; Wyatt gave me a lift and dropped me off at Wilshire and Veteran so I could catch the 761 up to the Valley to my rental box.