My job puts me in some interesting situations from time to time. Like the time I co-hosted a call-in radio show with a plastic surgeon for six months and had to field phone calls about penis enlargement (yes, that actually happened). Or the time I shared a greenroom with Carl Bernstein before a Good Morning Texas segment (very strange shaking the hand of someone you literally read about in your high school history books).
Don't get me wrong- there is still a certain amount of monotony day-to-day, but I'm lucky that's not always the case. One of my favorite parts of my job is commercial production. I handle production for the majority of our radio commercials and usually assist (in some form or fashion) on our television commercials as well. Typically my job with television production involves writing scripts, creating shot lists, and fetching bottled water for everyone else.
We did a tv shoot for one of our clients a few weeks ago and had everything ready to go, but I failed to remember that we would need an additional person to play the "unhappy homeowner." Guess what happens when you forget things like this?
You end up running around the block in jeans and a long sleeve shirt on a 90 degree day in attempt to get sweaty enough to play the part of the homeowner whose AC unit is out.
On that note, I give you my stellar commercial performance playing the "sweaty homeowner".... a part, I must say, I was born to play due to the fact that I "glow" as much (and as often) as a NFL linebacker:
Granted the jogging around the block wasn't really necessary since the shot was from so far away, but that fact was not obvious at the time. And I take my craft very seriously.
The second spot we produced also features a face you might find familiar:
Yep, that would be my mom! She was a great sport, but has since turned into a bit of a diva. I wish I was only kidding when I say that I've been asked "has my Oscar arrived yet?" on multiple occasions since. I may have to sit her down and have a chat with her about not letting the fame go to her head since I have experience with this. After all this was my second commercial (for my first and slightly more embarrassing debut, click here). I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal.*
So there ya go- if you live in Dallas you can catch us on KTVT (Channel 11) throughout the summer.
*Obviously I'm kidding. However, if you didn't recognize the movie quote- shut your computer down immediately and go rent Anchorman.