This week I’ve been busy launching the brand spanking new re-design of The Black and Blue and I hope you’ve had a chance to become familiar with it. Also, if you haven’t already, signing up for the email newsletter is a great way to get exclusive updates from the site. So go ahead and do that and while you wait for your first newsletter to come, here’s the top musings from you, my fine readers:
This Week’s Comments
1. Adam Richlin on 10 Ways to Guarantee You Never Work On Set Again
Another fun story… I had a PA who came to set in a suit and tie. His explanation is that he was pledging for a fraternity and had to wear the suit for a week. Odd, but… ok. Needed the extra pair of hands much more than production’s desire to fire him.
We were shooting in this rented mansion. We lost him for about an hour, and no one could find him. He got sweaty moving sandbags, so he went to take a shower. In a house none of us owned. His explanation on that part was that he “wanted to be looking his best to be professional.” Lol.
Years ago, before I even started working on set, a PA showed up on set wearing a tuxedo, a tie, and a high hat. I cannot even imagine the amount of jokes and pranks he was subjected to, but he stood his ground. Now he’s one of the top 5 assistant directors here (he’s dropped the tuxedo, though, but still dresses way more elegantly than your average crew member).
In the end how you do your job is more important than how you dress :-)
The thing to take note is that a few of those will only run on the android 2.2 firmware and above. So for us folks with 2.1 won’t get to have such fun apps to play with … 2.1 to 2.2 is mainly the hardware gap between the first few rounds of phones compared to the new ones (faster) that are popping up right now.
4. Eric Buist on On Set: Making a Director’s Finder Near the Pimp Plaza
It is so close to being a good tool. Just cut off the bottom and put some gaff tape over the end to make the proper aspect ratio!
That was the most sincere speech I’ve ever heard. These are the great and fantastic people behind those cameras that contributed the most in a success of a particular film.
I love Natalie Portman even from here Star Wars movies.
KUDOS to the people behind the cams!
If you all are open to the idea, I am considering having a poll at the end of “Comment Corner” where you can vote on which comment you thought was the best of the week.
Let me know what you all think and whether it is a good idea.