Friday, February 25, 2005

I know now why everyone in the future wears jumpsuits!

Still on "Enterprise". Still can't remember what day it is.

BUT - I've figured out why everyone in ALL of the "Star Treks" wears a jumpsuit..........

Plumber's crack. It's the heartbreak of our generation, and by the time we 'reach the stars', it will happily be eliminated..
Where did this theory come from? Today, on set, one of the carpenters was bending over to fix part of the furniture, and he had some REALLY heinous plumber's crack.. My boss grabbed my pencil, and dropped it, point first, right into the guy's butt crack. The whole crew broke up laughing, and I politely told the carpenter to please keep the pencil. Really. I don't want it - now.

Seriously, though..just about everyone onscreen in all of the shows has worn a jumpsuit. The actors are complaining because the jumpsuits are a) hot as hell and b) a pain in the ass.

Day dragged on.. still in the same set, but today is the last day - for this set.. we're all sick of it. It's getting torn down tomorrow, and I couldn't be happier!

Call time 9 am
Wrap time: 12:30 am

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Someone please shoot me. I'll pay you.

Still on "Enterprise". I forget what day it is.

Started the day's work with a SIX page fight scene (WITH stunts). Stunts virtually guarantee that it'll be a long day, simply because of the nature of how they work (it's the 'measure twice, cut once' theory. Rehearse the hell out of it, because you may only get one take).

This episode's director is fucking incapable of moving at anything other than a snail's pace. He does a million takes, and then blames the AD's when he gets behind schedule. To coin a phrase, Shit rolls downhill. When the folks at the top get pissy and angry, so does everyone else. My boss has been an absolute pig all day, but he's getting yelled at. It's a chain reaction. Once it starts, folks just get more and more panicked, and it snowballs until the entire crew are reduced to snarling assholes.

It doesn't help when you come in first thing in the morning, look at the call sheet and know that you're going to be in a blackened stage for a long, long time. .

Call time: 8 am
Wrap time: 11 pm

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

"Enterprise" drags on. And on and on and on.

I'm starting week #3 of "Enterprise"..

It's the next to the last show, so folks are getting crazy, and everyone is on the phone all day trying to line up the next job. Still pulling horrible hours.

Today, we had the baby(well, actually babies.. it's a set of twins that play one baby) on set (babies in scenes? Bad.). It took us longer than usual to get the scene because BOTH of the babies would start crying..

Maybe the alien makeup was scaring them.

Call time: 7am
Wrap time: 9:20pm

Monday, February 21, 2005

Why do they put food out? It's not like these people eat.

Went to an "Oscar Fashion" party with The Blonde. Basically, this is a huge shindig where designers throw expensive clothes at stylists in the hope that a celebrity will wear the clothes at the Oscars.

Free food, free booze - but I have no idea why there would be food.. none of these people are eating this week, I'm sure. I've never seen so many horribly skinny people in one place before. I reminded me of the "Foodless Eating Diet" in "Good Omens".

Shot part 2 of our short. Drama Queen didn't show up (of course), so I got what I could. This means that in between my 60 hour weeks on "Enterprise", I have to schedule day three of a two day shoot.


Sunday, February 20, 2005

Never eat Sushi That's been sitting out on a buffet, even if it's free..

Went to the "Bad News Bears" wrap party last night (yes, they did do a remake).

The Blonde told the front door folks that she was The Drama Queen, and they let us in..

Fun stuff! It was at the El Rey theater, and it was PACKED! Billy Bob Thornton's band was playing (Alice Cooper came out and did a couple of songs with them), and everyone was dancing! I saw a few crew folks that I knew (it's a small, small industry), and had a great time.

They had a sushi bar, and I didn't even stop to think that the sushi had been sitting at room temp for god knows how long..I didn't get sick - thankfully, but the thought that raw fish had been sitting out didn't occur to me until after I'd eaten quite a bit of it.

I can't help it. I love sushi.