Sundance TV 2015
Working for Sundance TV this year was great. I got to work with a super awesome chick outta New York, Katie Quinn, a video journalist and food enthusiast (check her out @ Katie-Quinn.com) She's got some really cool videos that I've learned a lot from...like how to take care of a cast iron skillet since mine sits scarily in the corner intimidating me. Who knew that you have to actually "season" a damn frying pan.
photo cred Katie*
One thing that crew members sometimes experience is being called to stand in front of the camera due to a lack of actors or extras. This day I got asked to be in a Hershey's commercial.
Let me just note that I definitely thrive BEHIND the camera, which is how it should stay. I was brought from my comfy spot in the studio to the filming location on the main floor of Sundance TV lounge. I was fed the lines, or more accurately, words. Not too bad right? Ya, until just a few words turned into full tongue twister sentences!!
As I tried to look natural, I sensed myself get way too nervous and conscious of other people watching. I got super light headed and, well, a little crazy. Luckily the director saw that not only was I losing all color in my skin, but that I was also really bad in front of a camera. That's when they were finished with my "lines".
Note to self: Stop forgetting how I fall apart in front of the camera.