we are ready for our close-up, madam director.

darlings

such excitement today!

we went along to watch who-we-are-in-RL do the Promo Shoot for the Book!

there was a Lady director (so Modern, as William would say) and a young chap as “DP” and a glam MUP (make-up and hair artist).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthere was some waiting time while the lights were set up and sound checked and viewfinders found-the-right-view (it’s a “talking head” as they call it, hence the stool and angle-of-camera).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcan you see her script attached with gaffer tape *vocab_alert*?

would you like to see the script? it’s rather sweet and lovely (we can say that because we are mentioned Pretty early on).

SCRIPT:
I wrote How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World because it’s the book I wish I had had when everything fell apart.

I grew up in England and became a journalist on a national newspaper. In the mid-90s I got caught up in the world of emerging technology and ended up working in both Hollywood and then in the glossy magazine business, winning global awards and generally having a pretty glamorous life.

Then in 2011, I found myself sitting in front of a surgeon in New York. He told me I had three tumors in my throat with a 30 per cent chance of cancer. I said, “I’ve seen this movie, and I didn’t like it.” But he didn’t laugh. What happened next, with the surgery and medical leave, was so awful that I knew I had to find a way to get through it.

So I started a site called teamgloria.com to document all the glorious people, places and things that made me feel better. I wrote anonymously at first, using the pseudonym of Gloria, a character that came to me of an adorable trainee angel who hasn’t done her homework and gets into lots of scrapes. Seeing the world through gloria’s eyes made everything possible – and definitely more delicious.

How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World is in three sections: morning, afternoon, evening – sort of a modern “book of hours” and is designed to be something beautiful to dip into whenever you need a burst of inspiration, cheering up or a quiet moment of solace.

In the end I didn’t have cancer, but it was a wake-up call. After I wrote the book, I decided to walk away from my life as an executive in Manhattan, and start again, in Los Angeles, and build a new creative future.

Writing How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World changed my life – I hope you find something in it that helps you too.

*wipes_away_tear*

it was lovely to hear this spoken aloud.

even after many-many Takes *vocab_alert* to get a different “Feel” (which sounds rude but it’s about Mood and Tone, we were reliably informed when we asked Later)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthis was the props table (note Light Meter/metre and Cans – headphones *vocab_alert* and hot-water-with-lemon #LAStyle) – with a copy of the Call Sheet (so many new words today – such Fun).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAclose up of Light Meter/metre (and Prada-esque – said advisedly – sunnies as they call them in Oz – not Dorothy’s land – the one Down Under).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthis is Uno – always important to have a dog on set to keep things low in the blood pressure department (note Doctor Martens – you-know-who).

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ah…..

memories of Mack and Mabel

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ok. confession time.

we *didn’t* actually Shoot at the Mack Sennett Studios (but in our head, we did, if you know what we mean). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand – *sighs* – we *didn’t* actually shoot at Sunset-Gower either. but we think we Might one day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbecause the shoot had the Feel of both historic studio Lots.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbecause, just for a brief few hours, while admiring the lighting equipment and enjoying all these new words spoken during the Shoot, while we toyed with the brushes at the make-up table (very near the props table), words like: SPEED! STRIKE! ROLLING! and, our personal “Fav” ACTION *giggle* – well, it FELT like we were doing a Mabel Normand (without the awful ending to her life poor lamb) impression.

you see we Heard who-we-are-in-RL Brief the MUP (make up artist if you forgot that bit of Vocab from higher up the page – not at all, our pleasure) and show her a picture – well – of………..
teamgloriaimage

and who-we-are-in-RL said, “I’d like to look a bit more like gloria”

we Nearly passed out with happiness. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

so she got a kiss curl.

just. like. us.

*happy_sigh*
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and now we Wait for the lady director to do the Edit.

most exciting.

*sinksintochaise*

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and close the iris lens and Fade To Black (please).

oooooo, more of this please.

we’re So into Hollywood (the nice bits).

4f03dafa781b11e3b7b80a0a660ee051_8 58eb3fdc781011e382980e85391c3639_8today was a Really Good Day.

*happy_sighs*

 

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