Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Please refer to me as the talent......

so yesterday i come into work and sit down to my desk when a camera crew comes in. they start to set up in the showroom. ok, no big deal. we are doing a commercial here. cool. the guy running the shoot walks up to me and says ...and i quote..."are you ready?" to which i answer...and i quote..." ready for what". he tells me i'm in the commercial so i laugh (which i havent done alot of at work lately) and tell him to get the fuck away from me (which he does).

thats when the bomb drops....

my boss comes up to me and says "didnt i tell you that you were in this commercial?" to which i reply "you most certainly did not". he then throws a script at me and tells me that they want to see me in makeup, then walks away. this is the same way he runs the company. so here i am, five after nine , sitting in a chair , reading a script as a really cute young lady puts makeup on me.

welcome to my life as a star...........

these are two 30 second commercials. my part in each one is less than 10 seconds. it took about three hours to film my part in each commercial. lets do the math...thats three hours to film less than 10 seconds. what a boring job. i dont know if i could do that for a living but for at least one day i was a star. if you happen to be in the burg turn on channel 2 (which is the cbs affiliate) and you get to see the man himself starring in the commercial.

by the way, my boss who had about a 15 second part couldnt be bothered to memorize his part so they had to film his line by line. it took 4 hours just to get his part for the first commercial. i have no idea when they finnished with him.

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