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I haven't been climbing in a few years. I do miss it. I have a group of friend who go but it's always inconsistent and last minute. Sad

Meanwhile, I've been busy! Moved in to a townhome with my best friend of 8 years.



We've been entertaining it for almost a year now. But we weren't serious about it things came to a head in her current living arrangements so she noped out and we found a place together. We moved in on the 15th. The week before was frantic as we looked for places, made lists, and packed. The week afterwards was just as frantic as we unpacked and moved in. Made more lists and shopped. I'm finally at a point where I can get back to my regular routine. There's still things to do but all of the big stuff is out of the way.

Also had an end of Summer BBQ with a group of friends!


Also managed to meet up with Elemental when he was in town for the weekend,
I did the movie/TV extra thing!

Alex wrote:
TheLastMillennial wrote:
How'd the extras submission go Alex? Have you heard back from them yet?


I have not. A friend of mine got the call, she was just walking around in the back. She just did one scene for four days. The first day they never used the extras, the second and third days they only did an hour of shooting. It's my goal to find her on the show now. They're filming all through September too. So there's still a chance!


I got the call to be a movie extra for a Jordan Peele movie. It wasn't everything I was imagining it to be. There was a lot of "Let's hurry up and wait" and a lot of conflicting direction. The "AD's" told us where to be and what to do. I had one AD to walk out in front of someone and another AD tell me to walk out behind them, then told to walk out in front of them by the first AD.

After a few takes they said "Everyone move 10 seconds ahead of starting position." So I did. But the people who I was suppose to walk out in front of, started from the starting position. It was really confusing. I would have used cues from other extras but everyone else was either in the car stationary for the whole shot, or being onlookers from the sidewalk. I was one of the only people walking in the shot.

I'm not confident I'll even be in the scene. Wardrobe gave me a lime green shirt which I imagine is either going to be digitally edited to a more subdued color or the action/scene was framed that I wasn't in the shot, I was also walking away from the action so even if I am in it it'll just be my back. Props gave me some funky sunglasses, an empty beer cooler and a sand mat. My friend was also an extra but on a different day, and she got to be a sunbather on the beach. She got paid to get a tan and spend 5-6 hours on the beach. I'm low-key jealous.

I got a call that same day to be an extra in the TV show I originally went in for, Devs, but declined. I wouldn't have been able to move work meetings out a second time on such short notice and my experience that day was less than stellar. I'm still glad I got to partake in this experience.

I was able to see what it's like to work on a movie and the improvisation that happens from both crew and cast. In the scene I was in, they had the camera in a car. Then they did a dolly shot outside the car but since the ground was uneven they set up a track in about 5 minutes flat. It was nuts. The camera & sound is connected wirelessly to the appropriate teams and Jordan was always with the camera while the AD's were managing the actors and extras.

The most shocking part were the wireless stuff. I had no idea the camera feed was wireless, or maybe that was strictly sound but those antennas were serious.

That sounds like so much fun, Alex! Thanks for catching us up on what's been going on. Is the summary that you wouldn't recommend someone else trying it, or that it might be a fun experience to try once, but for you it wasn't great?
I recommend trying it for sure. It's an experience that I am glad I first pursued all those weeks ago.

I'm sure I would have had a far better experience at the TV show, the attire was more relaxed. For the movie it was beach attire and we were filming in the morning. So, we had to pretend to be warm while wearing tank tops and shorts -- some people were just in swing suits -- when it was really like 55 degrees.

Had someone given us a crash course of what to do when "X" happens, such as "Start from your position at 10 seconds" it would have been nice to know the camera starts recording 10 sections after "Action!" not "go to your position at 10 seconds." On set I even brought it up with other extras and, if they were "career extras" it would have been awesome for them to tell me. One of them even had an agent.

It is what it is. Looking back if opportunity comes up again, and I have time in my schedule, I'll likely do it again. With a days notice I just couldn't do it and I was really turned off from the events from that day.
Its that time of year again

That's quite the hat.

This Napolean Dynamic photochoppery has been bothering me for about a decade, and I finally spent a second fixing it.

Nice color correction and edge blending! I'm honestly impressed you kept the original project file for that long. Most of my original project files from 8+ years ago are lost; I've been much better in the last 3 or so years though.
I'm actually a cat.

IMG_3306 by Nikky, on Flickr
Wait... I thought Alex was?

Pardon the quality, I used a Microsoft Paint camera. Laughing
I don't like to talk about it but Alex really likes ear scratchies
allynfolksjr wrote:
I don't like to talk about it but Alex really likes ear scratchies


Base of tail scritches, under the chin scratches, on top the head rubs and most importantly, ear scratchies. But heaven forbid you wanna pet my tummy more than twice.
  
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