The life of a star isn’t all botox and cocktail parties. It takes lot of hard work to make it look easy.
I should know, after all, I got to be a star for a day. Well, sort of a star. For a little bit — actually I was the helper, but I’m immortalized in film. So there’s that.
I didn’t realize how much planning, filming, retakes and outtakes are involved in making a five minute (or less) video. Then there’s the editing to be done.
I assisted my friend, Liz Bushong, a designer and tablescape expert, in shooting a fun video on how to make Valentine treats.
We got our dialogue down, supplies ready, lighting just right — and “action”! The camera was set just right, picture checked …. then we flubbed up the lines. I managed to be the top flubber, but I finally relaxed a little and got used to being in front of the camera.
We made a Valentine “box of chocolates” with brownies, icing and candy. We had to taste test everything, of course. Decorating brownies requires making sure they’re “fit to eat” and the icing has to be just right.
I can testify that it was all good- and I may or may not have gone home on a sugar high that day…
We had fun, that’s for sure. Laughing is good for what ails ya and we laughed – a lot! I have a couple of “bloopers” that I’ll share on my fb site – connie clyburn.
So, my debut acting stint didn’t last long. If this one gets good reviews, I might try it again sometime. I wonder what Wisdom from the Doublewide would look like on film….
Ohhh — now I’m really dreaming. I could get my own half-hour show, kinda like Reba. The characters on the show would visit the doublewide for biscuits and gravy, with a side of advice.
Maybe the TBN network would be interested.
Ok – see ya later! I’ve got to get started writing the pilot!