Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's a rough life

How can you turn your back on a view like that?!
Russell worked on a music video with his dad at this hillside mansion this week. The director, Glenn Wexler creates these amazing photographic compositions like the one below. You can see more here.  The video he's making for a group called Heaven & Earth ( a re-grouping of some former heavy metal bands) will be his first live action project.

On Day 1 Russell worked with first team which means he met the actors when they arrived, made sure they went through hair and makeup as well as wardrobe and got them to the set. It was quite a day - half naked women, a cigar-smoking midget, the lead male and female (a real life couple) making out in front of him, the heavy metal band flirting with the extras.  Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of that!
On Day 2 it was just the band which they shot individually in front of a green screen. Apparently the plan is to put them all together later on. Anyway my husband took the shot of Russell standing by the playback machine where he was charged with cueing the music. He had a blast and made $200 to boot! It's a rough life.
This is my post for Alyce's SATURDAY SNAPSHOT meme. To play along go to At Home with Books

26 comments:

  1. What a lucky boy! Well, if he's doing a job he loves and gets paid for it then that makes him pretty fortunate. And you get to hear about his adventures. Here's Mine

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    1. I.m very happy that while his dad got him the job this time, the producer told him he would be happy to hire him the next time they're making a commercial.

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  2. What a great sneak peek behind the scenes. What a great day's work for a young man!

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  3. How fun! But, yeah . . . that view! You wouldn't be able to tear me away.

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    1. I hear he turned around later. Haha!

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  4. What an exciting project for your son! The benefits of living in the movie capital!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. Yes, he wants to be a filmmaker and wants to try working and educating himself so it's a great and vital experience for him.

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  5. Sounds like he had a real fun day! Love the composition with the flying bananas.

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    1. Yes, that photograph is by Glenn Wexler - the director and obviously, artist.

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  6. Exciting job! Never a dull day! The shot with the bananas is great.

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    1. The shot with the bananas is the one by Glenn Wexler. His work is amazing.

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  7. That looks like such an unusual and exciting experience! Fun to hear about the behind the scenes adventures.

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  8. That sounds like a lot of fun! Certainly better than working in an office.

    Lisa @ Alive on the Shelves

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  9. Immersed in a wonderful project. Russell probably saw all the views later on.Yes, photos of Glenn Wexler are amazing.

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    1. I"m glad you clicked that link Glenn, aren't they something?

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  10. I bet that was a very exciting experience!

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    1. Absolutely! He found out later that some of these heavy metal band guys are known to his friends from another band some of them were in - The Sweets? - with a well known song (which I forget the name of at this instant).

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  11. I loved your description of the cast of characters - very Hollywood!!

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    1. I left out the fact that some of these half-naked actresses quite eagerly asked Russell to take their picture. They would just walk right up to him and the poor kid just had to pretend he was nonplussed!

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  12. Very interesting stuff! I love the look behind the scenes :)

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  13. What a terrific experience. Love getting an insider look!

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    1. Thanks Joy. While he's only 19 he's already just like his father - it's hard work ringing out the details LOL!

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