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Webisode Shoot

26 Mar

This weekend I rehearsed and shot a webisode for a comedy series called “Money Hungry”.  I played a scheming, gold digger named Crystal who’s manipulating a dying, nerdy millionaire into marrying me.  We shot the webisode on location at a huge mansion in Santa Clarita and the weather was really bad!  It rained all day on Sunday so we had to keep adjusting the lighting to make sure it didn’t look too dim.  Besides the weather part, the shoot was really fun.  It’s a comedy with a splash of soap opera spoofs in there.  Besides my dopey fiance to be, there’s his other girlfriend who is a geek like him but a threat to me.  Then there’s the fiance’s brother who plots with me to get the dough.  Our director said our episode was his favorite of the four they shot that day.  I can’t wait to see how it turns it! I’m hoping it gets post on You Tube soon so I will keep you posted.

Tonight I have another intense scene in Jamison’s on-camera class.  I play a dying mother asking her best guy friend to take care of my baby.  I’ve been returning to my Meisner trained roots studying up on his books and using my imagination to raise the stakes for the scene.  And it’s been really helping!  The catch is the scene is also a listening exercise so we don’t know what the other person is going to say.  We just memorize our own lines and listen to what Jamison says so we’ll know how to respond.  Tricky, huh?!

 

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