Saturday, April 25, 2015

Homeless Hubby

So, I've done lots of design work for local movies.

I love being involved with local talent and I love being able to help excited directors and producers get their stuff out there.

I've always thought my husband looked like a movie star. I even wrote a post about it years ago, you can read that here.

I honestly didn't think, though, that he would ever be in a movie that I might be able to do design work for.

It all started when the movie crew were scouting for houses in my neighborhood. They stopped at our house and ... long story short, they needed a guy with a beard to play a homeless guy and they thought Marc could do it.

We thought he was just going to be an extra, somewhere in the back ground, but he actually ended up being the guy that they focused on the most out of the 5 "homeless" that were there. So, I think you might actually see him if you ever watch Tim Timmerman, Hope of America when it comes out.

Marc was called to the set at 1:30 this afternoon and they didn't even shoot his scene until 6:00 pm... the waiting wasn't really fun. He did get to meet some really nice people though and I was hanging out with him for most of the time.

I was just so excited to see him and take pictures to document his experience.

I have to admit, I wish I could have been on the other side of the camera. I would LOVE to act in a TV show or movie, I think it would be awesome!

I was so proud of Marc though, he was just so cute and so sweet to everyone.

I took more pictures than I dared and then took a few more.

I felt like his agent.

Who knows, maybe I'll have to be when everyone sees how much his face loves the camera (wink).

Just after he got into make-up and wardrobe

The stars' trailer behind him

This movie is set in the 90's and behind Marc is some of that 90's wardrobe
 Marc and his "homeless buddies" waiting for their scene...

This was their rehearsal take

I came around the other doorway to try to get shots of Marc with the camera

The director, Cameron Sawyer is to Marc's right

Marc and his new buddy waiting until the next take

This was shot in the cafeteria of the Mountain View High School

This was his 3rd take for this particular scene where he had to nod and smile to the actors serving him food

I just had to get a picture of the actual scene clicker/tracker thingy

 My best UP of the day was when I took Baby and Brother to see daddy on set. Baby just had to give her daddy a big hug even though Brother said he looked too scary.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Park Pics

I must be doing better because for the first time in a long time, I pulled out my camera just to get shots of our kids.

After dinner Marc thought it would be fun to go to the new park that is just a short way from us.

Baby is still small enough that even if she is determined not to go somewhere, she can't really stop us from getting her there.

Now-a-days Brother will go pretty much anywhere as long as we are taking the van.

But Sister has a way of making her protests pretty darned close to unbearable.

She screams at you with fervent effort and kicks the seat she is behind to the point of worrying the seams will bust. The screams are incessant and she can throw out some pretty nasty adjectives while she's at it.

Once we got to the park, we thought she would settle down, but she continued her rant by pushing Marc against the car and telling him to get back in. When she saw that wasn't helping she screamed at the top of her lungs and ran to the play ground yelling about how we shouldn't be there and that we need to go home now.

A very different girl from earlier today when I actually experienced my first UP of the day.

So, I'll reflect back to her field trip with the mainstream class by showing you the picture that my sweet neighbor posted for me so I could see how happy Sister was.

Here's Sister with her neighborhood buddies! It was so neat to think that Sister was able to have her friends with her and have such great peer models throughout the day. I received a text from her teacher that she did so well and was one of the best behaved kids there. Sister had so much fun with her peers!
For this field trip it was the entire 3rd grade—Sister is in 4th grade but the teacher and I decided she does better with her 3rd grade peers. They went to Thanksgiving Pointe for the Tulip Festival. Thanksgiving Pointe is a huge place and usually has a LOT of people visiting the gardens. So I totally understand the Sister was overstimulated and overwhelmed even though she did so well.

I understand why she didn't want to go to the park today, but we thought we'd try anyway.

Luckily, there was something quite fascinating that Sister discovered at the park. She was thrilled to have discovered a "nest" of 3 spotted eggs underneath one of the slides. I've never seen a nest of eggs on the ground of a playground before so I took a couple of pictures.

They were tucked away under the slide. It goes to show you how observant Sister is.
After the excitement of the eggs, Sister was able to calm down enough to allow the rest of us to have fun and she just had a bit of a dreary, yet tolerant look on her face for the 45 minutes we were there.

It felt good to take pictures of my family just because.

I really wanted to try to get a shot of the kids together, regardless of their clothing not being at its finest, but Baby didn't want anything to do with it

But I just LOVE this one! I do wish Sister didn't look quite so concerned though...

I got her to smile after the stress of the 3 of them together was over

It was a beautiful afternoon and the setting at the park was peaceful and serene.

On our way home
It turned out to be a great day at the park and Sister was happy she had come after all.

Day 114 of 365 Days of Up