Our actress, Liz Ho, did a wonderful job dancing around with the sign, goofing off, just being generally bouncy and buoyant. But Christ almighty, there are some people out there who belong in acrobatic troupes…
…or dance companies…
These guys are so good I would stop and buy an asbestos covered donut from them.
Some of the moves have names – The Helicopter, The Blender, and Spanking The Horse (the spinner puts the sign between his legs, slaps his own behind, and giddy-ups).
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Last week I talked about the sheer joy and terror of directing for the first time. I’m not done. Today we continue with lessons 6 – 10. But before we get to any of that, here’s how I spent a Sunday morning in August:
Remind me never to complain about “work” again.
6. Happily, you are not alone. Making a movie is a big fat collaboration. I co-directed with my dear old friend, Robert Consing.
First, some context: I’ve spent the last twelve years happily typing away in hotel rooms, coffee shops, and my dining room, churning out scripts and revisions as needed, gleefully oblivious to what really goes into the making of a movie (let alone a little web series!)
Now I know different, and it’s all wonderful and frightening and exhilarating and terrifying. But at least I wasn’t alone: I co-directed with the multi-talented Robert Consing.
1. And this is probably the most important thing – bring candy to the first day of shooting.