Saturday, October 15, 2011
With the MTA running far less on weekends, I had to leave early to arrive by 8:15am for my 9am calltime.
I got to the Phys Ed building in time to meet up with Courtney and the project's DP
We went in to the USC Naval ROTC which is where was the office we'd be using for my scenes.
I was introduced to the crew,
and production assistant
The two female leads arrived,
as Hannah and
as Nicole: the ladies were roommates and also friends of Courtney, casting-wise making for the project quite a time saver.
The naval officer's office had been appropriated and dressed up as my high school principal's office.
Courtney's somewhat non-linear script was written in its finished-product chronology.
It made some of the lines a bit more awkward than I'd expected, particularly one aspect I'd misread.
The use of a split screen was mentioned, but I didn't realize it was my saying the same line in two aspects.
Had I recognized this I'd have been able to get the line timed more properly in the different aspects;
I can only hope it works out the way Courtney has planned.
(my segment/s anyway),
were handled quickly and efficiently.
The friendly cast and crew were also up on their pop culture:
Aylia and Sienna were up on their Harry Potter
(properly books over the movies),
and Gretchen indicated being a bit of a Doctor who watcher,
while many of them were also fascinated by the paranormal.
My scene/s were complete by just past noon: lunch was provided
(the production crew and cast had Subway; they got Wendys for me).
They headed out for the exterior location scene/s as I headed home, with tons of time to spare for my live
weekly online radio show
The Paranormal View.