Well, I’ve only got two more days of shooting on Spaces and Reservations after having gotten through 10, and I’ve only got two blog posts to show for it. Hmmm…
The experiences and amount of things I have learned about myself
during this project are pretty boundless, but I can only fit so much in
here in one post, so I thought I would focus on all of the interesting
tasks I’ve had to complete on camera…that have turned out to be terribly
difficult for me!
When reading a script that says something along the lines of, Kacie
makes breakfast, I don’t know about you, but I don’t really give it a
whole lot of special though. That is, until, it comes time to actually
cook breakfast with a room full of people watching you and a camera
intrusively examining every move you make!
Well, here is a list (because you all know how much I like lists) of
things like that, that for any normal human being should not have been
as debilitating as they ended up being for me.
1. Backing a car up in a straight line…for a total distance of 10 feet
Right. So, not a difficult task, by any stretch of the imagination.
And I drive! I consider myself a good driver, even. And yet, poor
Zachary’s car was subjected to a ridiculous amount of tire and wheel
scraping along the curb. The first time it happened, I got myself so
jammed against the curb, that director Brendan Prost had to come and
take over the driving to set up for the next take. You’d think that the
second scene I had to do this for would have gone smoother…but nope.
Once again, scraped tires against a sidewalk, as Taylor attempts to
drive in a straight line.
2. Look adorable dancing.
Alright Taylor, in this scene…you’re going to
put on a record*, and then you’re going to dance and show us your
charming, cute side, k? Right. Shouldn’t be too difficult. Except for
after the first take, when the director pulls you aside to let you know
that you’re actually scaring people with your manic attempt at
“dancing”. Let’s stick with a subtle wiggle, and leave the “white man’s
overbite” to Billy Crystal!
3. Ride a bicycle.
Let’s just say, the first take was ended prematurely when not one
single person on the crew could stop themselves from laughing at my
bicycle riding. Nuff said?
4. Find a suitable, marshmallow roasting stick.
You know that cute meme, that depicts a fun
looking vintage woman, with the quote “I love not camping!”? Yep. Pretty
much me. And very apparent to everyone else who actually loves camping,
as they watched me try shove a very large stick through a sad, squished
marshmallow. It was not pretty. I’ve been told there is a great art to
be learned of whittling.
5. Cook breakfast.
I have to say…considering I wasn’t given all of the needed
ingredients, the french toast I made while being scrutinized by a
camera, was actually pretty delicious. I am almost positive, however,
that any footage of me pulling bacon out of the package to fry will be
cut from the film. I come from a turkey-bacon family, and it is a whole
other experience trying to pull real bacon apart. Very slimy…and drippy.
Well, there you have it. Things Taylor learned she shouldn’t be
putting on her “special skills” section on her resume any time
soon…Maybe it’s time to attempt some domestic tasks now, you know,
practice at home or whatever.
*I’d also like to point out how embarrassing it is to try to put a
record on in front of a bunch of hipsters when you’ve never done it