Take 5

Posted on June 29, 2007

I’ve been back on set since yesterday as Key Grip. I finally have a job that doesn’t require a week of preparation or filing out paperwork an hour after the day is wrapped. The only problem is gripping can be physically demanding and does leave one tired at the end of the day, so I’ll end this short post with an on-set story.

Yesterday, the Martini shot ((The last shot of the day.)) had an elderly actor having dinner comically freeze up and fall face first into a plate of spaghetti, dead. We did a few takes but he would slightly restrain himself before he hit the plate. Finally, with Take 5, he let himself go so much he did what all those passing to the afterlife do – pass some gas. Now that’s method acting.

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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