Saturday, December 26, 2009
The Holidays are great. There are the obvious reasons to love the holidays to many to name right now. For me the reason I think truly love this time of year is the camaraderie, spending time with your friends and family. Being from the East Coast (and might I add the best coast) I don't get to see my family as much as I would like. Once you add in the cost of a freakin plane ticket it usually works out to me staying in L.A. for the Holidays. Being a person that strongly values family and friendships, this time of the year could easily suck. I should say it would suck, if I didn't have the best friends in the world. I often times fashion myself as a loner, and do enjoy hanging out by myself I really do. Though sometimes, you can't beat a good game of Apples to Apples.
Friday, December 11, 2009
The commercial I worked on today was for Cablevision, which I found out is like a New York equivalent of Time Warner Cable. I think thats kinda what it is. The idea behind the commercial is that Cablevision allows you to use your remote to click on an ad on the TV, then you are sent information about whatever it is you clicked on. So the people in the spot I shot are so used to using it that they use it in their everyday lives out of habit.
When I went into the audition last week, it was for a "bank clicker." The idea was that I walk into a bank and click on some info near the bank teller cause I like what I see. However I guess they figured that they were gonna have different scenes then what I actually auditioned for. So what I ended up shooting today was the role of a "bar clicker." Which put me in a bar with some friends clicking on the TV. Thats pretty much what I did for about two hours today. I guess it makes more sense that i'd be drinking in a bar than hanging out in a bank, unless I'm planning to rob the place...
The cool part about today, would be that I was listed as principal. Which basically meant that everything in this portion of the spot was geared towards me and my reactions. It was really cool to basically have the director just talking to you in the scene and direct people based off what you were doing. That being said I was clicking an imaginary remote at a blank tv...Not a ton of acting involved it was more having to get the timing down and making sure my hand was in the best light. I felt pretty good about what I did though and the director and client seemed happy as well. I apparently do a good job at looking satisfied.
If you live in New York or New Jersey, you will be able to see the commercial. If you don't, I'll find it and post it on my website. I'm completely clean shaven though. I think I look a bit different but I'm not sure.