Monday, April 28, 2008
But in keeping with the age old internet tradition of keeping your eyeballs glued to this page forever - here it is:
Friday, April 25, 2008
The Submitted Episode:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
For the initiated:
Mickey Rooney (used to describe a dolly move)
Groucho (a direction given to an actor)
Cowboy (a camera angle)
Two T's (another camera angle)
Producer Tape (expendables)
C-47 (grip equipment) (and one of the most commonly heard terms on set)
C-Stand (also grip equipment and another of the most commonly heard terms on set)
There are other's I'm sure, but my brain is still trying to absorb the caffeine I pumped into it this morning, so if I think of anything else, I'll include it.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I'm just thinking about that now, I as I sit here, going through all the footage from the last shoot and making retroactive script notes.
As a 2nd AC, especially on a film or series, you tend to work very closely with the script supervisor for a long period of time. I have fond memories of more than one.
UPDATE: As an update, I went trolling through some of the blog rolls of the sites I frequent and came across this blog Script Goddess. If you have some time and are interested, give it a look - watch the film she has posted about sleep and read the piece on Brent - he was a good guy - someone who helped me when I was just starting out. In fact, I'm going to crack open the nut that is my blog roll, over one the left there, and add this one.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
In 411 BC Aristophanes used erect phalluses to great comedic effect in his play "Lysistrata".
Here are just two examples, though more abound throughout the play.
CINESIAS:(To the audience and pointing at his jolting prick)
My God, this prick! It’s worse than starving Hercules, waiting for his lunch.
HE LIES DOWN WAITING WITH HIS PHALLUS POINTING AT THE SKY. MYRRHINI ENTERS WITH A PILLOW.
and then later:
That’s a… that’s a… Spartan message rod.
Hah! If that’s a Spartan message rod then so is this (Indicates his own phallus)
Don’t worry friend, I know what’s up. You can tell me the truth. How are things with you men in Sparta?
SPARTAN HERALD: (Moral relaxation ensues after the disclosure but he is still visibly, very uncomfortable physically because of the affliction (ed note: the "affliction" is an erection))
All of us, Spartans, as well as allies, have stiffies like this one. We all need a fuck!
(ed. note: the original Greek word for "fuck," according to Google is: γαμω)
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
I guess it's tough to Shecky Director when you're trying to watch a monitor and hold a boom pole at the same time.