CS4 Blog 8 – Table reads, rehearsals, challenges

Probably one of the most frustrating parts of production for me, table reads and rehearsals with actors who are doing you a favour and have their own lives to tend to is definitely not the easiest thing. Firstly, as I mentioned in a previous blog, our actors were all from school, acting off of just the pure goodness of their hearts as well as the promise of free food. That being said, calling rehearsal times and table reads where all the actors were available at once was more than a tiny challenge.

Having no rehearsal just led to a domino effect where actors didn’t know their lines or cues, and therefore the time for filming took way longer than we had immediately bargained for. Added to that at last minute one of our actors for our first film fell out so I (who was originally working on sound design) had to take her place. I am not an actor in any way, shape or form so needless to say I was not the most comfortable person in front the camera (the blooper reel was ridiculous). But, when push came to shove we had to do what we had to do in order to get the work done so I took one for the team (in a manner of speaking).

Though it was not the best experience it was an experience nonetheless and so I will take it and take the lessons learned along with it. 


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