never ends. It really never ends. This time though,
it's not another reshoot - it may cost my ass a
I go to plug my camera in to load the footage for
the previous entry - and the computer doesn't see it.
I have 2 firewire devices, a drive and the camera -
and neither are being shown. I go to the device
manager and it says everything is running fine. Huh?
Once again in 4 years of creating 4tvs sets - this has
never happened. You plug in the camera, it sees it.
Period. I reboot, reinstall drivers - nada. Talk
to everyone I know, and everyone else is
befuddled...oh and let me add this little piece of the
an electrician over who as of this moment, has been
the most aggrivating guy I've never met in my whole
life - but Jess was on the computer and he goes to the
breaker and throws all the switches. ?!?!? Then says
"Oh I hope nothin' important was on". Aren't you
an ELECTRICIAN? Haven't you been through this routine
before? Don't you remember to actually SPEAK to the
inhabitants before you throw the switch? Well since
then - nada. The firewire cards haven't worked. So
infuiated. Now why?
I am going to have to GUESS on Spence. See,
loading footage is intregal to 4tvs sets. You HAVE to
replace the "audio script" as you go along. The
live person is usually a hair off to the audio script
- but it doesn't matter as long as the other TVs play
off the live person. So as long as you load it after
each character, all is right with the world. Because
of time restraints however - I cannot try and fix
this computer by tomorrow, and I HAVE to do it by
tomorrow as that's when my hair is done. (sigh) The
scheduile this time around is like no other boy. I
must admit though - it's a helluva lot faster and more
efficient than last time when you're trying fit it
around a work schedule.
however, was hard as SHIT. Here's all the pics - more
really is amazing how a goatee and glasses makes you a
guys will enjoy what he's reacting
these are ALL reaction shots. Heh. You'll enjoy this
know it kinda looks like sunlight in the
first 2 minute segment took me over an hour.
I must've redid it 25 times. The timing on the
opening has to be impeccable. That and I kept
coming up with new ideas. More than anything that was
a key component to the length. New lines, new actions.
It was after the first 2 hours today that
I knew...I knew this show was gonna rock.
Something about being Cameron, which is basically just
me, and being able to react as I would on
stage...I really felt it. There were times when
I was truly laughing (Spencer's song) and just
having a ball. I haven't had that much fun in...
I dare not say. Heh. I do miss
this was more than performing. It was just tiny
moments of "Hell yes, I've done it. This is gonna
work". With Cameron I had the opportunity to just
see the show from a different perspective - and it's
really, really funny. The dialogue is dead-on. It's
what made Cameron so fuggin' hard. He has so many good
zingers that just HAVE to be on. Have to. Can't be a
millisecond off. And of course his song. Dear GOD his
song. Y'all are in for a treat. Unfortunately it's
gonna be a SHITLOAD of post-production. Half of
which I'm just making up as I go along. It's half
animated too. Heh. Classic man. This one is
the shoot was by far the hardest so far and
I barely made it to the mountain on time when
disaster struck: The batteries in my DAT player (which
gives me the timing) went out. Now I knew they
were low so I emptied out my remote controls before
I left, knowing some combination of the 12 I took
after combination boy. I would get one minute into the
song and BOOM. Gone. It was starting to get dark, my
hair appointment is tomorrow - I'm really getting
freaked. Then, I hit the jackpot - after easily 7
different combinations the 2 DVD remote
batteries, a cable remote battery, and one TV remote
battery - I found what would get me
through......ONE TAKE. LOL. That's right - I did
it, said: "I think that was good.." and the
DAT batteries died. I tried in vain to pull
off a few more takes, so that one shot was IT. Here's
hoping my tape doesn't MELT before I can load it
(whenever the hell that will be). It KILLS me I
can't load this footage to check it. Oh and of course
this whole weekend is supposed to be cloudy as shit.
So everyone will look right except....G. (sigh). G
will be the only one with actual sunlight on his face.
It would be funny if it was Spencer, at least that
could seem planned - but not G. Oh well - that's what
you get for location shoots in June. I'll never forget
the 2 words: "June Gloom" for the rest of my
forward to tomorrow, but I know it's gonna be a
nightmare without the footage loaded. Even worse - I'm
probably gonna have to put Cameron's tape back in and
rewatch certain parts to time it - leaving lots of
room for error. Here's hoping all my 4tvs experience
will allow me to wing it. GODDAMN ELECTRICIAN.
WHAT THE FUCK DUDE.
Down, 1 to go. Word. Rock
Do I even hint at what the parody
title is? Hell no. The song is just too
funny to ruin for you guys.