Thursday, January 18, 2007

Idiot card

Sometimes we hire actors who cannot remember their lines. And so by the tenth take we are forced to write out the lines on a poster board and hang it just out of frame. We call this the "Idiot Card."This morning's shoot, which should have lasted no more than thirty minutes, dragged on for an hour-and-a-half, the actor sweating, director frustrated.

I think I would like to have an Idiot Card most days, especially when meeting new people at parties. Or having to explain why I edited the video the way I did.

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