- When I got on
the set after meeting the band it was once again a
race to try and get info. And also to even get mic'd.
I finally had to tell the director "I'm still not
mic'd" and just a few seconds before this entry's
video starts I got it on. Then it's trying to get
a run through of what they want to happen and as
you'll notice in the video I get a bit frustrated as
I'm again getting conflicting info on what camera to
talk into. That's finally decided and then when it
starts... the copy is completely different than
I was told and I'm also walking and reading it at
the same time (later I see that they were showing
the band's clip at that moment). I mentioned it
last entry - but it bares repeating: no need to give
Adam the new scripts? Maybe a pronounciation on the
band member's names? It's just sloppy. But I'm good at
cold reading so it was fine.
- The blocking was a
mess because the director had no idea the drummer was
the leader of the group. Which means there's no way
I can cheat to the camera and speak to the
drummer at the same time because they want them in
position from the get-go. They also didn't speak to
any of the band members to explain this so as you may
have noticed when I do speak to the lead singer -
you see the back and side of his head the whole time.
Then when Julie and I come back in after the song
- the "next round" is gone from the prompter and
the segment abrurptly ends.
- After the
interview the director actually comes up to me and
says (as a mentor taking me under his wing) "You need
to not turn your back to the camera when you're giving
an interview". (sigh) Once again I look like the
amateur when it's a blocking issue. I can't be facing
the camera and talk to the guy behind me. The whole
"passing the buck" thing is a little irritating for
sure. I'm starting to wonder whose fault it really was
last time. But ugh - I just don't care right now.
It looks "ok" on-screen but just not very
- Afterwards of
course is the final part where they bring everyone on,
all the hosts and do the final goodbye with the band -
but then they zip all the hosts outside and they keep
us inside to make sure the band isn't in the shot.
This really pissed me off. Again,
I understand not doing it anymore after this.
I really do. New administration, goodbye to the
old - but don't shortchange the end of a 13 week bit.
This band deserved exactly what the last 2 winners
got. I mean - some of the hosts didn't even come
up to congratulate them. As if they were told to
seperate themselves with it. It's just so aggrivating
for them and they have no idea what's happening. Their
interview was cut in half, and they were rushed out of
there as fast as possible. I'm such a pussy aren't I?
This is showbiz and I'm bringing my heart into
this. It has no place really.
I wanted to meet with Shelley and at least
introduce myself. She walked past me several times and
didn't acknowledge me at all. One time seemed quite
glaring. Tammy and I waited for about 45 minutes
for her to get out of a meeting after all that and
Tammy finally came back and said: "Don't worry
about Adam." She was right - it didn't matter. It just
didn't matter. I can't believe it doesn't matter,
but it doesn't. Nothing I did really mattered. To
expect people to think outside the box is foolish.
I mean, even Tammy who I love to death when
talking about a sitcom with The Egos said: "Do they do
sitcoms on the internet?". Fuck. It doesn't matter how
good The Young & the Restless bit is...it was on
the internet. And until it's on the TV, you're still
that "internet guy". It's funny, Vinnie said the same
thing. "I see you as more of an internet guy."(sigh).
The work just doesn't matter. Amazing. Anyway, we both
left and saw the band out front and took some pictures
- And that ends
Living Room Live. Tammy is on vacation until October
15th at which point she said she would bring up the
fact that we need to promote the next round and then
we'll get the official no - but it's unnecessary to
wait for that. Just don't know how I feel really
- I want to say this was completely
unprofessional, and I can't believe my work
didn't garner the respect of a handshake... but I'm in
no position to say that for certain. I only feel
that way. It may just be "the way it is". Maybe in a
couple of months I'll be able to look back and
understand. But right now, I just don't.
The work I did was exemplary and it will always
be shocking to be seemingly the only person who thinks
- Anyway, time to
chill with family and try to get past this.
I have a feeling it's gonna be a depressing end
of the year...but there's always tje November magic to
look forward to.