Today has been an interesting day, very interesting indeed. While doing some statics, I got a call from the disability department. They said that they had just gotten a call from a guy from a publishing company/film company who wanted to see if there were people whod be interested in advising them as to blind etiquette. Another minor detail, they wanted a random guide dog that was going to be available on Wednesday and Thursday, and also sometime next semester for mor shooting. Lots of requests n that little message, but I rang the dude back. He used this journal to get an idea of how Fiona looked. He seemed to think that she would photograph well in the dark settings in the film.
we're still fuzzy on the plot of the film, but it involves a blind girl and a dog. I decidded that it probably wouldn't be the greatest idea to just "buy a harness on the internet and put it on a normal dog". So that's why they saught dogs, and as an afterthought, me. I guess I was the first person to call back being taht I have no life here at the room, from the people that the CSD contacted.
Its pretty cool yet kind of daunting at the same time. I'm not familiar with independent films; how they are shot, how it all works etc. I just know that they're coming on Wednesday to pick me up for the start of "transitional filming" whatever thatmeans. I guess the script isn't quite completed, and I'm told that the full filming process won't start until February.
I'm meeting with the "blind" actrice tomorrow so that she can meet Fiona and so I can start the process of convincing Fiona that this person is ok to work with. It'll be difficult because if Fiona is not comfortable with a person she tends to not work, something that won't probably look good on film. I'm so nervous for not only Fiona but for me. Chris'll be another technical adviser and if all else fails, there's always Raymond waiting in the wings, and if that fails, I'm sure Denver wouldn't mind :). Fiona's a fighter though so I'm sure it will work out. I hope I'm a good trainer, and good technical adviser, and I hope for gods sake that they don't do stupid dumb blind dude things in this movie.
I'll give you all more details when I can, but I don't want to reveal too much this close to the beginning of the movie. THis seems to be the thing to do, I don't know. I just think its cool that I'm going to get to learn how a movie is made, and, I'll make it on to the credits. What more can I ask for in life? :). More later.