Yesterday I got a call in the wee hours of the morning from my film-production careered sister, Shawna, saying they were filming a short here in town and one of the actresses couldn't make it and they needed a stand-in. Sure! Why not? I was only going to work on my cashflow spreadsheets all day so I welcomed this change of plans. I nabbed my camera and the 50mm lens I'm borrowing from a buddy and headed out the door. What better way to test a lens than on a film set with all kinds of neat lighting?
It was a truly enjoyable day. I learned how to act, received mime lessons, helped out a little bit on set and got to partake in a delicious sushi wrap-party after all was said and done.
I have great admiration for folks who make movies. There's so much going on and so many important details to keep track of - not to mention the necessary stamina it takes to stay active and focused for a 12 hour day under those hot lights. Very impressive!
I can't wait to see the movie when it's finished. Check out a few of my favorite images of my day on set: Final Hour Films - Production Stills