probably one of the most exhausting things i have ever done. during pre-production we worked from like 9am till 6pm maybe, depending on what our tasks were. that was just a lot of cleaning, painting, mulching, moving furniture and tons of other things. were filming in this abandoned mental institution and there are two buildings. we cleaned SO MUCH- including this room we spent two days in getting it perfect that we ended up NOT USING. i was so bullshit- i spent two days cleaning the windows inside and outside, and there are a ton of windows! a bird got caught inbetween the windows and the storm windows the one time i cleaned from the outside.. and a week later i opened that window to get some air in, and the bird was still alive! it flew in my face and i screamed. and no one else was in the building at the time- so scary! anyway, so we painted the longest hallway in the history of hallways. mostly the trim of all the doors, that took DAYS. i was so over painting. idk.
we started filming last saturday. longest days EVER. we have had to start as early as 7, which isnt THAT THAT bad, but we live an hour away so i usually have to get up at like 5:15. awful. we usually go till 8ish, with the exception of the other day when we filmed at a cabin and went till 11pm. longest day ever. but it's been pretty awesome so far- depending on what department i'm working with. wardrobe is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to me. i HATED it. the first day was okay with them- i drove them around and shopped with them. which was cool. i picked out earrings for doris roberts and shoes for cameron. after that, they thought i was like, THEIR intern and had me IRONING and STEAMING clothes for HOURS. in a room by myself. it was TERRIBLE. i didnt sign up for this thinking that i would be doing that. so i told the production coordinator and she had me go back where i was originally supposed to be which is art department. i really like art department- and it's AWESOME when i get to be on set. i could never do that with wardrobe. art handles everything that has to do with setting up the set.. and props. we have to restore the set and the props every time they do a take- which is fun cause its just running onto the set between takes and setting up again. and if that means handing cybill shephard her purse every time, so be it. art has a lot of different tasks other than that though- ive had to drive around to places to pick things up, which i dont have a problem with cause i always take their cars and i like driving. um.. a million other random tasks too. yay. who knows of the band live? you would know if you heard their songs. their lead guitarist, chad taylor owns the company i work with. what a rock star- lol. i got to drive his escalade the other day! fine, it was just in a parking lot, but still.
the actors are awesome. cybill and i have basically become best friends and she called me her "best champ" the other day LOL. ernest is a fucking fossil but it's amazing to watch him act because he is just so good. richard schiff is good too but he's a little high maintenance when it comes to who is on the set- no one he doesnt recognize and no one in his frame of sight. cameron is 14 and is SUCH a cool kid- hes the bully from Click who got hit in the head with a baseball. me and his mom are pretty tight. sunkrish has an awesome personality and is so cute too! hes from notes from the underbelly, which ive never even watched but have heard of. doris and piper and amber and whoever else havent come in yet though.