So last week I was in New York to shoot another YouTube video.
Some filmy friends of mine had just finished shooting a big fancy documentary in upstate NY and they had the fabulous idea to bustle me out there to make another fat video using all the fancy documentary equiptment they’d already rented!
So off I went, with one suitcase completely devoted to costumes and hairdos… to have the dreamiest day I’ve ever friggin had.
First of all, half of the crew was made up of my roommates- people I can’t get enough of anyway.. and the other half were sososo pro and happy- I couldn’t believe it.. To be completely honest, I thought there were gonna be alll kinds of personality conflicts- I can be one bossy lady– but there was NONE of it.
We shot all friggin day long- in the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen.. In this new video I’m playing like 5 different people- all talking and fighting with each other, and at one point I strangle myself-
SO I needed a pair of stunt hands to choke the living daylights out of me..
I’d met this truly amazing girl- Abby- through this whole myspace business a few months earlier- and incredibly she was free the day we were shooting.
I thought we’d only need her for that one choking scene- but my director and DP had other ideas.. she so so so graciously stayed for all 12 hours or something and we used her in practically every single shot. I cannot WAIT to see how this turns out:)
Andy! give me pictures of Abby!! and all that behind the scenes nonsense!!
Then- when it was over we all had dinner at this amazing little restaurant- and as we were finishing, my friend Tim- calls me up, figuring I was in LA.. but I say No! I’m in Williamsburg! and he says SO AM I!! So Tim drunkenly rides his bicycle through the rain to take me to a bar where in the bathroom, on the end of the “Employees must wash hands” sign, someone has written “.com” and somebody else has written “/webmail”
I wish I’d taken a picture…
All photos by the inimitable A. Stolarek. 😉