Today we filmed a montage (there are several in the course of the film) of me wallowing in misery on the couch, staring into the abyss of my despondence. The beer bottles pile up and I don't move an inch (one wonders where the beer bottles came from). Eventually we (my roommate and I) are evicted from our apartment and the movers just pick up the couch with me on it and haul it outside where they deposit it unceremoniously on the curb. (It was a WEIRD feeling to be sitting on a couch and have it suddenly lifted into the air)
I basically had no dialogue today and all I really did was stare at the wall and then get lifted on the couch. Pretty easy day of shooting...at least in the morning.
We picked up a shot of me at the wishing well - which was built by a friend of Ed's. That's right - BUILT! You can't see it, but this is mostly styrofoam. Pretty incredible.
Ed told me we were going to go back to the well and assume the "stance". (for this scene I pee into the well). It became a joke and for the rest of the day we were all talking about stance lessons, stance technique, and the newest hit reality craze, "Stancing with the Stars." This is probably much funnier to those of us that were there, but I wanted you to know that aside from all the boring filming of emotional drama that takes place on these movie sets, we do find time to have a good laugh.
In the afternoon we went back to Mom's house to get the rest of my scenes with her. She was an hour and a half late - even though she swore she'd be on time this time around. Poor planning folks. Poor Ed was just about beside himself with frustration between her late arrival and her trouble getting her lines down. But he soldiered through and I think we got some good stuff.
We rounded out our day with some more montage driving and a scene where I discover my car has been towed.
Fun Fact: For the last "Mom's House" scene of the day I had to shave. My stubble had grown out during my period on the couch and it was time to get cleaned up. If you end up seeing the film, I am actually shaving my face during this scene. I can count on one hand the number of times I've used a standard razor with shaving cream. Scary!
And scene! Enough rambling for today.
Lunch: In-N-Out. June had a craving.
Wrap Time: 2:45 ish