Sunday, November 2, 2014

What Happens When Your Dreams Don't Come True?

If you're shooting a scene in an office/cubical farm, it's not uncommon to see doodles on every available writing surface as you walk around the set. Not only do the Set Dressers scatter used notebooks and Post-Its around to make the place more lived in and believable, but the "background artists" (aka: "extras" if you want to be a little more un-PC about it) may scribble on a notepad or two to make it look like they're doing very important background-y things during the scene and/or between takes when they're bored.

As you wander around set, you'll usually see things like doodles of kitty cats or random patterns. But every once in a while, you'll stumble on a gem like this one:

I guess as the saying goes, "Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't act, become background."

1 comment :

Michael Taylor said...

Wow -- that's one sad (but probably true) doodle. I guess working background for wannabe actors is like working as a PA for those who wannabe everything else...

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