Sunday, 17 April 2011

Extra, Extra, Extra

Someone once said 'That you should try everything once'*

So yesterday morning found me in London's Docklands, being made up to look like a Zombie.

I was playing a Zombie extra in a film.

First thing was to have the make-up applied, which wasn't the nicest experience, the fake blood is quite sticky and it never really dries so you always have this red goo on your face and hands, then it was off to Zombie School.

To learn how to move like a Zombie (it's not a easy as you think :-) ).

After that it was.... well a lot of sitting around doing nothing, it seems as making flims takes a lot of time and a lot of waiting, what for I don't know as we were never told.

When we did get on set, our part was to chase after the main characters of the film.

This involved staggering down the street after them, then being sent back to do it again.

I was luck to be in the front for most of these scenes so hopefully I'll make it into the final cut and not end up of the cutting room floor.

Overall it was a fun day and a good laugh with the other Zombies but it was tiring, I think this was all the waiting around. I guess I know that filming takes time but never realised how much time.

*There is some debate to that actual quote it's either:-

“You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.”--Arnold Bax


“Try everything once except folk dancing and incest.”--Sir Thomas Beecham


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