When I first
arrived for a rehearsal at the pub, it was eerily quiet and not a sound
could be heard, I thought I'd come to the wrong place... but then laughter
came from the top of the stairs. Now that was a sound that I wanted to
hear. I climbed the stairs and walked into a welcoming cosy bar with about
six people present including 'follow the Van-essa' "Kate",
I wasn't sure what to expect but I forgot how much I would be needed to remember, like all my moves, which drink I prepared first second third and so on. It's kinda like blocking the moves in a play, in the sense that you have to be in a certain place at a certain point in time. In both the continuity and timing is obviously very important. In the rehearsal and on the day of the shoot I hadn't realised how hard it was to remember all the things I was doing in the right order. This got confusing for me as I didn't know the script by heart and so a few times wasn't sure what I was doing when a scene was shot from a different angle. But I tried to be very careful.
moments were basically being involved in the film as a whole, as I love
the experience of being on a shoot and also the atmosphere and buzz is
fantastic when things are going well, maybe not so cool when they're not
but luckily for me, the shoot in the pub went
Obviously the experience is very important for a training actor such as myself and the food was blooming lovely. The tart in me, loved being made up as well, there's something really calming about having blusher put on your face with your eyes closed.
Above all my fave bit was being involved with a film that actually had a good script and listening to that whilst I was behind the bar.
I don't think I had a least favourable moment apart from the fact that I would have loved to have had a speaking part. Basically I enjoyed myself and want to do more and more films!
David T xx