Saturday, February 27, 2010

3 day indy car shoot

At the beginning of the week I actually worked as a production assistant again. Taking a break from my unemployment I worked for a company shooting a promo for the Indy Racing League. Everything went fairly smoothly as things go. I got a little annoyed at things here and there, but overall it was a good shoot.

The best part about it was taking the director back to the hotel after the last day had finished. He was very complimentary and interested in what I wanted to do in this here industry. It's nice when someone takes a personal interest in what you want to do. I told him how I'd had a string of not-so-fun production jobs and with the economy the way it is, am looking to get out of this whole ordeal. He didn't want me to give up and ended up giving me a good bit of advice and guidance to help me along, offering to pass my resume around when he got back to New York. We'll see.

On the fun side of things, I ended up driving some of the best race car drivers in the world to their photo shoots and found some pretty interesting things about breaking awkward silences. It's hard to talk to someone whose sorta famous without asking them the usual barrage of questions, so my new trick is to spout off useless information like, "did you know that kangaroos and emus can't walk backwards?" and they're like, "Uhhh, wow, no you know I didn't." Which then leads to other neat and pointless conversation instead of the usual awkward silence that happens when driving people like that.

Anyways, I'm working on a big post about reality TV which will probably end my career working in it--soooooo, stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. That is an interesting icebreaker. Need to try that sometime, though I wouldn't recommend it to pick up girls.