I've been following the pilot and second episode of "Almost Human," with great interest as one might expect. Also read an article the other day interviewing some of the talent and producers. Wish I could figure whether "Andy" is ahead or hurt by the obvious parallels?
"Skin," the second installment certainly is dealing with Robotics International's Adrienne line of sexbots, except of course that R.I. is benign and whatever company was involved in "Skin" is malevolent. I suspect my blogging pace will accelerate in the upcoming weeks. I'm certainly motivated to chat a little more.
This weekend will wrap up the shooting of “Through the Trees,” a short written by my friend and “Tuesday Group” colleague, Ryan Donovan (and directed by another friend and Tuesday colleague, Ade Akisanya). Can’t tell you what a rewarding experience it has been to work on the filming last weekend and now again this Saturday.
One knows that movies move. What has fascinated me most is how much the camera moves. As a stage actor, my audience has always been out there in front of me – and they have to stay in their seat. I had not realized how much a movie-viewer’s perspective is driven by movement of the camera while shooting. If you look at the trailer for “Garage Band,” shot by me on stone-age equipment, you’ll see me thinking like a stage play audience member. “Just sit still and pay attention to what’s in front of you.”
I only hope that as I experience movies from now on, that I can stop wondering about where the camera was and how it moved. One more distraction from the story that’s supposed to be capturing my full attention.
I'm a writer and a storyteller.