Friday, November 06, 2009

Newest Journey in Film - The Trial

A few years ago, I decided to start this blog about what it was like to arrive on a film set for the first time, when I worked on Leatherheads directed by George Clooney. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that this would turn out to be something that I would be able to do on a regular basis while living in Charlotte. Great actors and directors continue to come to the Carolinas to produce their films.

For most of my films I have been an extra. This film for the first time, I am officially a featured extra, playing a district attorney. The experience of this film has allowed me to be on the set, and watch and learn about film direction, production, lighting and acting from very talented and experienced professionals. The actors in the movie have worked on some of the most successful films and television shows such as Full Metal Jacket, Desperate Housewives, 24 and Crash.

From the production side, I am learning about lighting, camera angles, script supervising and how the directors interact with the actors.

So I am off to finish week one of this film. It has been one of the most interesting times of my mediamensch journey.