Things are always different in the acting profession; one month, one week, one day even is so varied and of late things have been no different!
I had a great shoot last weekend for a car leasing commercial. I got to spend the best part of two days being driven around in a top end car, it was fantastic! The first days shooting was at Millbrook Test Track, unfortunately our cameras were sealed over there as a lot of high end testing goes on for many manufacturers and they wouldn't want the likes of me spilling the beans on their latest developments!
The second day was really fun too, this time we took the car onto the main roads of London. It was an electric car from the great brand of Tesla, with a boot at the front and the back would be great to have with Hugo, shame they didn't give us all one each on the shoot ;)
Now if you've ever wondered how they film car adverts i big cities I can let you into a little trade secret...
Basically they have a big van with a whole crew of people in front of you and then you follow in the car whilst they film. For close up shots, the car was loaded onto the back of a low loader and the camera men took shots through the side of the car. We had to have police escorts stopping the traffic, ( wish I could have one all of the time in London ) Below are a few snaps from the day and the commercial is due out mid October so keep your eyes peeled. I will be tweeting the ad once it's released so you can always check out my twitter account if you fancied having a look and you can't catch it on the telly.
I have got an acting job coming up this week for a tech company called Cisco, I will be playing out several scenarios for the company's website and interacting with their services and technology. Should be a nice couple of days and I'll be sure to take plenty of pics.
Whilst on the subject of acting I received the final cut of The Rite of Rosemary as well as going to the first screening of the Butterfly Ashes Teaser Trailer. Butterfly Ashes was shot a couple of months ago and so I was both nervous and excited to see the end result. All I can say is I knew it was going to be great with such a talented Writer/Director as Asim at the helm but it exceeded expectation. It was my first film premiere in Soho so feels like a little landmark to build on for the next projects, fingers crossed!