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  • My Epic film debut

    OK so many of you have heard about the casting call for the movie "Strawdogs" I answered. Last night at 7 PM, I began a 12 hour shoot that was amazing and crappy all at once.

    When I arrived they sent us through check in and wardrobe. I wore my own clothes so I didn't any of the crap they were offering. The teams' colors were either orange and brown (Blackwater High Bengals) or blue and white (Awatca High Mudbugs - I wonder where they got that idea -we have a local semi-pro hockey team called the mudbugs). After wardrobe they sent us to eat.




    Nasty hotdogs and stale nacho chips -yummm

    At about 8:30 they took us to the field to begin the shoot. The field they used belonged to the local HS that recently moved to a new facility (which is why they used this location -no one would be in the way). I quickly learned a few things about PA's (Production assistants) 1. They all wear those crappy looking, "I took a drama class in HS" douche bag hats; you know the ones I'm talking about. 2. They are all douche bags or bitches and they don't know nearly as much as they think they do. 3. They worship black electrical tape.

    We were led to the field and handed props (signs, pom-poms etc) many people brought there own signs. I could have gotten in with the SWDC sign if I hadn't listened to Brent. During the shoot the teams ran the same 3 plays over and over again. I was lucky enough to sit by a few guys who knew football, but I LOL'd at the people who were upset that they kept running that stupid run play to the left. What was great was when we were ordered to "pantomime" our celebrations - basically cheering in mute. Try acting like you are watching a HS football game and getting excited without making sound. You feel like a ****** I swear.




    Numerous times we were told, to change our shirts(colors) and switch sides of the field. At around 1 AM we were fed lunch wich consisted of the dryest, nastiest chicken breast I have ever tasted and some crappy sides (rice, chili, fruit salad).
    At about 2 AM we began shooting again. I did get to see James Woods who is in the film.



    At one point, delirious due to lack of sleep, I shouted out "We love you James, you were great in Contact" He responded with a thumbs up. I actually was able to get much closer, but they threatened to take away our cameras when some dork got too close and began irritating Woods, so I didn't risk a close up shot. At about 5:30 AM we finished shooting. This led to another hour and a half in line turning in our pay sheets. It was humid as hell that morning, I was tired, sweaty and everyone around me smelt like ass and bad catering. When all was said and done, I rushed home, showered and changed, and rushed off to work. I was in zombie mode all day.

    I hope to see this film a year from now and show you all where I am in the movie. If you ever get the chance to answer a casting call like this, I say go for it. Bring a bag to keep your stuff in, a book to read and some deodorant and you'll come out fine.
    Last edited by CJSchneider; 08-20-2009, 10:45 PM.




    2 C 5:6-8 Jakob Murphy aka themaninblack

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    That's pretty sweet. A few guys may be jealous on here, a couple of dudes have man crushes on Alexander Skarsgard, who is in that movie. James Woods, not so much.

    Nothing like that happens around here. Transformers 2 was filming about 25 minutes away from my house but, they were looking for asian extras. So that was a no go. I wouldnt want to be seen in that crappy movie anyway. :)

    Thanks BoneKrusher^

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    • #3
      So will this be a Teen Wolf situation with you and Strawdogs?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by M.O.T.H. View Post
        A few guys may be jealous on here, a couple of dudes have man crushes on Alexander Skarsgard, who is in that movie. James Woods, not so much.
        /whistles innocently

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
          So will this be a Teen Wolf situation with you and Strawdogs?
          I'm not following you?




          2 C 5:6-8 Jakob Murphy aka themaninblack

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post
            I'm not following you?
            An extra in the movie Teen Wolf had his ***** out briefly during filming, it went undetected and made it into the movie. Google it.

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            • #7
              CJ, you're more famous than any of the aspiring film kids on here! Congrats!

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              • #8
                sounds like it was more crappy than amazing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CJSchneider View Post



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                  Ooo, a piece of candy


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                  Show me your Wang, if you will.

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                  • #10
                    So the moral of this story is that we should rep rape Brent for not getting a SWDC poster into the film.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by diabsoule View Post
                      So the moral of this story is that we should rep rape Brent for not getting a SWDC poster into the film.
                      how is that? I was just commenting on how CJ goes to some extra thing and gets in the movie while we have guys going to film school and not doing anything. purely an observation.

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                      • #12
                        How does the pay work for something like this?
                        Last edited by Hollywood; 08-21-2009, 02:31 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Just last week I walked through an active shot for the movie Going The Distance. Y'all can see me smoking an Olivia cigar walking home through NYC



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fischbowl View Post
                            Just last week I walked through an active shot for the movie Going The Distance. Y'all can see me smoking an Olivia cigar walking home through NYC
                            When I was in Canada on vacation once (yeah I know, **** got wild) I walked straight through the background of a scene for a made-for-TV movie. Some douche tried to tell me to wait to go to my car (they were filming in the parking lot of our hotel) after the scene was done shooting. I flipped him the bird, and stared straight into the camera as I walked through the scene. Pretty sure that didn't make it into the film. I remember seeing a commercial for the movie on like ABC or something but I never did watch it to make sure.
                            Credit to BoneKrusher for the Sig
                            RIP themaninblack

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hollywood View Post
                              How does the pay work for something like this?
                              you're often paid by the hour or by the day

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