July 14, 2009

There is a huge Gaslight Anthem poster hanging on a building off Cahuenga. Can I have it? There is a huge Flogging Molly poster next to it. Can me in tenth grade have it?


We are shooting a Mystery Team short film that will premiere at Comic Con. To prepare, we have been spending a ton of time at a motel. I have observed that the official sport of motels is drinking out of little plastic cups while your children run around with no shirts on.


A lot of the pre-production process is three or four people walking around a public place, one person holding a viewfinder, which to a normal human probably looks like a detached camera lens. The person holding the viewfinder walks in particularly weird patterns while the other people stand around. It is a really strange thing to be doing but you take that for granted when you're tired and cranky. You kind of want to shout at interested passers-by, "Why can't you just immediately understand this very unusual thing we're doing that you would have no reason for ever knowing what it is and I shouldn't expect you to? Why must you have natural curiousity?


I like film terminology. I will never get to load torpedoes on a submarine or tell a guy on his way to Mars his trajectory so when I occasionally get a chance to sling around some movie-related lingo like I actually know what I'm talking about, I relish it. My favorite phrase isn't technically a film term but it gets used in relation to movie stuff: "civil twilight," which is (I think) the minute the sky starts to get light in the morning. We are talking about a shot out of a doorway and Bernard our awesome DP refers to sunlight as "spicy." The light at 3 o'clock is "3 o'clock spicy."


Dan and Meggie have to work on something on the way back from Burbank and Dan's car is full of lighting gear and there's only room for the driver so I end up driving it home. Dan's driver's side mirror is a little broken and the CD I burned for our trip to the beach is still in the stereo. In a car with a busted mirror and full of expensive equipment I rock (safely) to "Return Of The Mack."


We go by Target to pick up some costumes. While there I see a young white woman with curly brunette hair who has the same face as rapper The Game, without the tattoos, but with a tiny blue mark by one of her eyes that reminds me of the tattoos. For all that she's not unattractive. If you pitched me a fusion of The Game and Andie McDowell I don't think I'd say I'd date the resulting person, but with her here in front of me I'm not so sure.


We get home late and our only food option is to order out from a place near us. I go to pick up the food and the guy behind the counter is extremely energetic and accommodating and immediately guesses that we are working on a shoot. As he is fussing over making sure the hot stuff is packed with the other hot stuff and the cold with cold it becomes clear that we've ordered a butt-ton of food. "So," he says, "twelve place settings?"

There are five of us eating. I am embarrassed to say this so I say, "Uhm...no, just...however many you have in there...is fine."

“How many do you need?” he says.

“Uhm, five,” I say. “I was embarrassed to tell you.”

“Not at all!” he says. “You’ve been working too hard! You need to eat! Gorge yourself and then you can sleep. That’s what I do!”

This seems like extremely good advice and we take it except for instead of going to sleep Dan and Donald and I stay up watching old footage from college stuff until way too late, even though we have to be up early.

Posted by DC at July 14, 2009 04:24 PM
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