Perhaps it was a bit ambitious to write a storyboard with actors for my first promotional spot for HOMTV, but it just sounded like fun and I figured, hey, I know actors, this shouldn’t be too hard.
Well this was true and not true, as actors have lives and commitments too, who knew! But after a little bit of scheduling I was able to get the gang together last night (Monday June 11th) and we started shooting!
Katie arrived right as I got back from an event at HOMTV and was making a grilled PB&J (an old family recipe). Once Andrew arrived we ran up to my room and got the everything set up to shoot!
Luckily my taste in bedding and stuffed animals allowed even a college student’s room on campus to believable house children.Although I had warned my housemates about the shoot, I may have left out the howling that would come from my room but I figured hey, it’s college! No one goes to bed before midnight anyway! (I’m only kidding, I always try to be courteous to the people I live with and around.)
Spencer arrived and was a big help with the shots of just Andrew and Katie before we started shooting with the three of them. I don’t happen to know anyone on campus with a dog, so I had come to the sad conclusion that the dog leash portion of the piece was out of the question. Katie, however, insisted I ask my roommates, just in case. Turns out, Dannielle has several leashes for her cats and bunny! They were perfect and I got the shots I wanted!
Ultimately I thought the shoot went great, especially for my first one! It was so much fun and I could not have been working with better people. Spencer, Andrew, and Katie were huge helps as more than actors, and I really don’t think I could have had more fun with anyone else!
Take a look at the finished product!