It’s my first day on set and the production’s 6th of their 16 day shooting schedule. It’s also my character’s wedding day, well, the reception to be exact. I woke up bright and early and hauled my butt to carpool with Lowell –our destitination: Berkeley!
A slice of our call sheet:
It’s a lot of information, isn’t it? But that’s what helps keep the production sailing smoothly (not just, but it helps). Cast are assigned numbers that correspond to their character’s names –the information is then used to refer them to the scenes they plan on shooting that day. Another one of those neat things that are part of production, like the table read from the other night.
We arrived just shy of 7:30It was straight to the make-up chair for us. Time to look like a groom should!
Our make-up artist was really talented, and for being so early in the morning, was warm and receptive. Her name is Carlen Jewelle and outside of being an (excellent) make-up artist, is also 1/4 of a all female vocal group named 4Play Ladies. And it almost didn’t surprise me that we had countless mutual friends. I’d highly recommend her as a make-up artist–check her blog, FACEME, here!
With make-up done, it’s out to see the sound guy (audio tech), in this case, a really great fella named CQ…
The view from my seat…
We broke for lunch at about 1:30p and was treated to some familiar goodies.
Food photos courtesy of Lynn Chen
There were other dishes but since I was being a klutz again about taking photos, let me just refer you to Lynn’s wonderful entry of that shoot day.
Back to work!
It took a few hours to knock that particular scene down and as a test of stamina to this artform, some need caffeine, and some just need a power nap…
Photo courtesy of Lynn Chen
Wrapping up the day we had to get dressed in a whole new attire—a second wedding! I won’t go into detail about it, just note that at this point in the day, we were all glad to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, haha.
And that’s a wrap for the day! All in all a spiffy experience. It’s a damn shame (photo-klutzing again) I forgot to take a photo of my wedding band/ring. Oh well.