Friday, June 19, 2009

Send Us Pictures!

Just a quick reminder..if you have any cool pictures of cvamera rigs or shots you'd like to see posted, email them to dollygrippery at gmail dot com. I'd love to post em.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Hi friends. Not much posting this week because of total exhaustion. Days to splits to nights have taken their toll. Only a few weeks left until wrap and vacation. I know a few of you have written to me and recieved no reply and I apologize. I got your emails and will get back to you. Until then, the vampires are out so it'll be a lot of nights til the season winds down. We're reaching that inevitable part of the show where you have to go back and pick up pieces you missed from earlier episodes as you're shooting the current one and chaos reigns (as well as cash). Show premieres tomorrow night and I've already seen the first three episodes. They're pretty good!
Seeya on the other side.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Stream of Consciousness

The following is a fair approximation of what is going through my mind at any given time throughout the day:

Cue We Built This City by Starship. Thanks a lot for that, Br.... Now where's my taperoll? Has anyone seen my ta.... oh there it is. Where did he go. What's he doing over there? OK, rehearsal. Two actors in a living room, how bad can it b... Oh don't do that. They should make this scene a phone call and save us the troub... Stay your the other one's getting up. Really? You two can't just sit on the couch and make this easy?...Now where's S...Oh there he is... What lens is that? ...A 21? We should just mount it in the ceiling and let these two a$$#les walk around under it. Oh come on.! You can do that in a straight line! Yeah, I can get the camera there...IF WE SHOOT THIS ONE SCENE IN SUPER 8. Allright. That's sixteen by three and...THREE FEET AND FIVE AND A HALF INCHES?? for cripes sake can't they just make a room normal sized?... Luckily the carpet's only 3 inches thick so only two layers of plywood should do it...Allright I need six sheets of five times four is twenty....Geez where is my mind today...Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the ra...STOP IT!!!where'd I leave the dolly? no you don't need no freaking sideboard...hack... Second Team! Let's see, he's looking left so I have to get all the way over to here to...Can't we just cheat him over that way a little?.. That's what I thought....Oh all right I'll get you a stupid sideboard...I'll bet the Dolly Grip on NCIS doesn't have to put up with this kind of, he did not do that in the rehearsal and you didn't say anyth...oh allright....what do you mean "can I do that?" Can you pour piss out of a boot? he......where's he going? I know I have to stay on his right I'm not a moron...Where's that sideboard?...Someone always playing.....Corporation ga...STOP IT!!!Holy crap, he's a good operator, shame he can't find a better Dolly Grip.....this arm sucks....Oh, you mean you didn't like the big lurch at the start??Yes I know what "feather" means...Do you know what %^&%* means?...Just a small town in a lonely wo..STOP IT!!! aaaaaand..... easy.... easy......where the hell's he going? him.....aaaaand stop....She took the midnight train going anywh..STOP IT!!!
It's really amazing that anything gets done at all.