May 30, 2006
The Guitar Player's Girlfriend

the set of the guitar player's girlfriend
Photo by Lori

Last week Lori, Carrie and I were extras in a friend's short film. We played indie rockers watching a band in a bar. Standing in a hazy club with a bunch of hipsters, beer in hand and nodding to some guitar-based rock and/or roll is not exactly a foreign concept, but doing it as simulation was an odd way to recall that I haven't actually done it for real in a while and that I miss it.

This was the first time I've participated first-hand in the stereotypical Los Angeles industry as opposed to just observing. Maybe I should take advantage of the free time I have these days and have some fun as an extra. Next stop on the background actor train, a Hollywood blockbuster [via robotwisdom]:

Before Take 7 Petersen comes on. “One more,” he says. “Now with full acting. Let's make this the one!” It works. As the first AD calls “Action,” it's like the entire background cast has been hit with a Taser. The place goes berserk, fear and chaos cranked to 11. And I'm swept up in it.

Too bad I didn't think of this while they were shooting Miami Vice.

Posted by jjwiseman at May 30, 2006 12:23 PM
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