Thursday, March 20, 2008

Various Productions



Yesterday was a day of multiple productions. My sister-in-law Kay led off with the birth of her second child, another boy! Glorious and healthy, although an abrupted placenta led to an unplanned, very emergency C-section at 5:15 in the morning. She's recovering slowly and gets to go home tomorrow. We've been lending Clara in the afternoons to run after the big brother who's three and very, very energetic.

Once that excitement died down (ha!), the Composer began shooting a commercial out here at the house (see photo above). Done in classic mock-heroic style, it required Felix's services all day as "Fire Wrangler", the crew member who pushes an old garden cart around with a fire in it, to get smoke to blow across the scene of action at the right time. He also had to keep a bonfire going all day for some other scenes, not an easy task with four inches of rain still settling into the ground!

I was "Craft Services", which meant that I made soft tacos for everyone for lunch (everyone being the Composer and the director and the "Talent"--that's him in the photo). I was also "Wardrobe Production" which meant that I'm the one who cut Talent's shirt sleeves off with my sharp sewing scissors.

My resume will never be the same.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a most interesting day you've had! I wanted to say that I have been reading Grace Livingston Hill's book "Tomorrow About This Time". I have been really enjoying it. I love the descriptions of the "Flapper" daughter and her "tweezed" eyebrows. What an interesting look in to the 1920's.
Amy F.

Morning said...

Now what does the "Best Boy" do? I've always been intrigued ...

Brambleberry said...

Wow! Such action! I'm sure your home is still a buzz.

Joy said...

OH what a giggle you gave me this evening....you all have way too much found round there, you know that? :)

Psst...the best boy is usually a key grip...I think? Depends on the production...

Kristy said...

Oooooh. I had a severe placental abruption when I had my third baby. Scary. I lost a lot of blood, I'm sure she did too. Tell her to eat a lot of leafy greens and sweet potatoes, they contain a lot of iron, something she will need to get her strength back.

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