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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-24, 11:11


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Post  Berry on 2018-02-24, 13:48

Nice article. Not much going on film wise around here but if I could make it up to Atlanta there is plenty of opportunity. Meanwhile, I have high hopes of getting into a local production of Spam-a-lot. Auditioning soon, fingers crossed.
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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-24, 14:32

A stage play, I presume ? Based on the Monty Python thing ?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6834324/?ref_=nv_sr_5

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Post  BoardMomma on 2018-02-24, 23:29

Hey, that's great! Break a leg! flowers

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Post  Berry on 2018-02-25, 01:24

Yes, we have 2 new local theaters around so there are lots of stage plays coming up and all the auditions are open to all. I am so "method" that even tho my hair has gotten long and I'm ready for a haircut...I'm leaving it alone in case it gives me an edge in being cast in a Middle Ages show. two thumbs up
I'm so silly. roflmao

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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-26, 13:09

I don't fit any of these requirements but I'm interested in how to become a 'precision' driver. That wouldn't be a stunt driver, probably just driving in the background when they need a traffic scene.  scratch
This article lumps precision drivers with stunt drivers, but I think they are a separate category and would be specified in union rules. Also, the fact that this production says that they would use their own cars, practically guarantees that it isn't stunt driving.

https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/precision-drivers.htm

So this will be a series , not a movie. The premise sounds goofy, and it looks like an indy production.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6517320/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm







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Post  Berry on 2018-02-26, 23:12

Do you notice all the women extra's have to be tall and thin. Yes, because that's what every single one of us look like in America today.

I ca ACT tall and thin....why isn't that enough???

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Post  BoardMomma on 2018-02-26, 23:30

This is so exciting! I wish both of you all the best! clap clap clap clap


Berry, can't believe that height is in anyway important. Tom Cruse is short and they make him look tall. I say go tell them if orange is the new black, then short is the new tall. (Maybe Moxie will get you in.) Wink

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Post  Banjo on 2018-02-27, 09:38

Based on what I saw on the Independence Day II set and how the wardrobe and makeup people worked, they usually have to compromise on their appearance requirements. So the 'tall and thin' women may not be so much like that when the cameras finally roll. If they can get a couple to fit the 'image', then they put them in the most visible positions.

On the ID pre-filming inspections, they lined all the extras up that were going to be in the "audience runs panicked" scene and were very fussy about how some men looked in their business suits. So they had to go over to where they had racks and racks of grey and black business suits and change into one, even though there was no visible difference in what they already were wearing. Yet, I was the only one not originally wearing a grey or black suit, mine was a burgandy sport coat and tan pants. The chief wardrobe lady looked at me and said 'perfect', so go figure. Of course all those scenes were cut and the 7 hours of work by all those people , not to mention the camera men, lighting, AD's etc., etc., were wasted.

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