This has been a busy weekend, and I’m tired. Yesterday, I filmed a public service announcement (PSA) for The Samaritan Project — a shelter for homeless families.
We worked from 9 a.m. until after 5 p.m., filming in three different locations. A lot of the time, we waited while the crew moved lights, cameras, and other gear from place to place.
Today, I filmed a scene for a movie called Finding Serenity. Yesterday, I was an extra — one of about 15 kids in a classroom, on a school bus, and leaving a school. Today, I was a character named Oscar, who has an unfortunate accident with a very unusual boy named Andrew, who is the lead character in the movie.
All the action in my scene takes place in a classroom — but, boy, is there a lot of action, including plenty of blood. It was pretty cool seeing how they make the blood and film the scenes. I got my lines delivered right the first time, and we only had two takes for the accident scene to make sure the lighting was right.
I won’t get to see the film or the video until January. But this is a photo taken while the director was showing me how to “block” the accident scene. I had a lot of fun!