ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
Dunno why... but even if you've done it a zillion times, there's always something magical about seeing yourself on-screen.
As for me; I've done two commercials for local products and the Bible Channel, and one commercial for LPB at age 11 that aired nationwide. Later did a production with my best friend at age 19 (was edited-out... so it was essentially for nothing, but still got paid though ), and nothing since that.
Dunno why, but for the last two days, been seriously bitten by the acting-bug. Might go audition for some stuff.
What about the rest of you fools... have any on-screen experiences, stories to share?
Any of you trying to do so locally, or someday might considering trying to make it in Hollywood or the equivalent thereof wherever you may be?
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
I "got some ink." Did a print ad. Later I got called for a GTE commercial but I was out flying. One was a chance encounter, the other was a referral from someone I'd worked with. No real interest in doing anything of the kind again. I think most of us are not actually comfortable with that - seeing our face plastered about like that.
Couple of friends were in "East of Eden" with James Dean. (I met him) and my niece was in "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming."
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
JpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4383 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
When I was a kid a book I wrote was on reading rainbow..
Then a few years ago during Peter Jennings tour of America, he had a high school roundtable type debate with some kids from all over SE WI that I was in, it aired on our local ABC station in prime time.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4634 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1907 times:
I was in a television special for a music group that I like back in 1994. We were all commanded to visit a friends flat and "hang out" so they could film it. Quite scary looking back at it now.
I've also been on television in the Mardi Gras in Sydney - the full feet to head close up one year when I was wearing swimmers and a see through white singlet top. Special.
Other than that, I've been featured in the newspapers three times. Once for winning the School Newspaper of the Year competition, once for a a story we did in the aforementioned newspaper, and once in the Social Pages.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1889 times:
I was on TRL on MTV back in '99 (one of the people yelling in the street, didn't actually go up into the studio). You could see my face on TV for a split second. I was thrilled. I was also interviewed at Union Station in D.C. this summer, around the time of the Republican National Convention. Never did find out if it aired, though.
Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
I sat with a cello in a bit of an artistic film called "Hillary and Jackie" about the classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre. I didn't see it in the cinema but have it on DVD so one day I can show people how famous I once was (I'm in it for about 10 seconds!).
I also did my engineering degree work experience in the special effects department for Star Wars - The Phantom Menace. Got to see (from a distance) George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and that kid who plays Anakin. Also got to use a smoke machine once or twice and sandpaper a few cups on set. Mainly just tried not to get in the way too much for 8 weeks!
Monorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
I've only been on the local news. A few years ago, I happened to be in the background of our ABC affiliate on location at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with meterologist Mark Johnson. CLE people will know who I'm talking about.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12088 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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When there was a fatal car smash last year in Wellington. (13 car pile up, during heavy rain, hardly any visability). Well I was spending the day with the Police and the police patrol traffic car I was in was called to the accident. Much to my surprise that night while I was watching the news......I saw myself on TV helping direct the traffic and helping the injured. It was strange seeing me wearing a POLICE safety jacket
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Heh heh... I can top ALL this stuff.
I was a stunt double once in a one-hour Discovery Channel program. Guess what I had to do in this blockbuster?
You read that right. The program, aptly titled "Life After Death" was a documentary on near-death experiences. At the time I was a very active scuba diver and divemaster (plus I worked in the industry as marketing manager for a wetsuit company), and I got a call out of the blue from an instructor friend who had kindly offered our services to the production company. Basically, I played a woman who near-drowned in a diving accident, was dragged to the beach by bystanders, trasported to a hospital, and later revived. We filmed some close-ups in a deep pool and did the beach scenes at Dockweiler beach... right on the departure path for LAX, and a couple hundred yards from the infamous Hyperion sewage treatment plant. After being dragged through the surf and dumped on the beach five or six times, having CPR simulated on me (not fun... I was *really* sore the next day), and picking up enough bacteria to get a rip-roaring ear infection two days later, I got a check for $350 and razzed for MONTHS by all my diver friends, since the show was really cheesy and aired a number of times. Needless to say, I haven't felt any particular urge to act since.
Interesting that you brought this up... I should go locate that videotape and have a good laugh from it. In retrospect, though, it kinda pisses me off that I didn't get mentioned in the credits for all that.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
Here's my other claim to fame...In February 2001, when I was 15, I was at a Miami Heat-New York Knicks game at AA Arena in Miami with my dad, and sitting near us was singer Jimmy Buffett...In the 4th quarter Buffett started cursing off at the referee over some call, and kept doing it, so they decided to throw him out of the arena...stopped the game and everything...next day, we read the New York Times sports section, and I'm shocked/amused to see a picture of the incident, but me and my dad are clearly visible in the shot...
Im the guy with the glasses with my neck craned up (looking up at the scoreboard), my dad is the guy in the blue collared shirt just to the right...the game was nationally televised on NBC, needless to say, when I was back at school in PA on Monday, I got a lot of "Greg, was that you I saw on TV at the Heat-Knicks game on Saturday?" It was kinda awkward having to explain me being in Florida over a non-holiday weekend to about 20 different people...
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
I was interviewed on national news a couple of years ago, my company sold some medical equipment to a charity organisation that was sending it to some conflict area and I had to explain what it was and what it does.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...