TV ad, day 2, take 14
Day 2 went much more smoothly working with an additional professional, Lucy Thrasher. For those of you who haven’t met Lucy, she’s a reigning Soprano Diva in the upper midwest and has appeared in FMO productions countless times. (You’ll see Lucy in this spring’s production of Fidelio.)
Lucy combined with Frame of Mind Video owner Travis Jensen made for a video shoot that went quickly and seemingly effortlessly.
Lucy doing final prep for scene in front of Reineke Festival Concert Hall
There is a reason I say seemingly effortlessly. Generally I’m known as a fairly creative type. I can visualize things and have them turn out like they’re supposed to. My only problem with public speaking is that I do it too much and with inappropriate social filters.
Suddenly I’m like a cardboard cut-out. Lucy’s movement was fluid. My movement was like a newborn calf trying to stand up.
Lucy’s facial expression was compelling and authentic. My facial expression was that of a terrified seventh grader.
Lucy’s walk was that of a catwalk model. My walk was that of a field sobriety test.
Lucy’s smile lit up the room. My smile looked that of a kid who just got busted with his hand in the cookie jar.
You get the idea.
Monday is voice-over recording and final edit. Look for the ad to appear on local tv stations as well as pre-show trailer at The Fargo Theatre beginning in early October.