I arrived on set HALFWAY through the shoot day, and for some unknown reason, instead of rushing over to the director and apologizing profusely for my tardiness, I was compelled to stop at the craft service table first. (note that in real life, things might actually play out this way; you know how I feel about craft service). I remember thinking the craft service was lame (this could also happen in real life).
Then I walked over to the director who was understandably and visibly angry. Does the mea culpa begin at this point? Nooo. Instead I start to explain rather loudly how I line my script for the editor. I sat and drew my markings for him and explained what the squiggly line meant. I was thinking I need to prove to him that I'm a good script supervisor.
In a freeze frame moment he looked at me as if I had lost my mind, then I turned to the monitor and realized that we were rolling (filming) at this moment, and I had been talking loudly through the entire shot. This is clearly the pinnacle of career-limiting moves (even in dreamland). Yep that one's a head-scratcher for sure.
Curious if other crew might have somewhat similar dreams?
With regard to the Wrap Party Contest (see previous post)
I'm sorry to report that from over 500 hits to my website since I asked for wrap party stories, only five had something to say. From this response rate I am forced to draw one of the three following conclusions:
- Wrap parties by and large suck;
- Wrap parties by and large are awesome, but the court order says you can't repeat the story;
- You have an awesome story but don't want to enter it in the contest because you're afraid you'll win a dorky Matrix bag.
- Receiving the aforementioned Matrix bag
- Not receiving the aforementioned Matrix bag
The poll to vote on the stories will be up and running on Friday, (so you still have a couple days to submit a comment/story in hopes of NOT winning the prize).