Saturday, May 14, 2011

Light!! Camera!! Action!! Becca Does Hollywood (By Donna aka Becca's Stage Mom)



I received an e-mail via my obedience club that an agency was looking for a greyhound to be in a Comcast website filming that will be used at their trade shows. I promptly sent off photos and Becca was selected!! Her role was to run across a 60-ft stage so they could film her in action.




The film people wanted the lighting and every foot step just perfect so this involved MANY re-takes, but no problem for her, especially with her energy level. After a couple of short practice runs, Gregg (from the animal agency) held her at one end of the stage, and I did an obedience recall toward me. She continued to run toward me enthusiastically through ALL the re-takes. A couple of times as she was running by the camera which was on a set of tracks parallel to where she was running, her head turned and she looked directly at the camera with a big smile on her face and never missed a step.



When the crew replayed it, there was much laughing about her "look at me" attitude!! They were able to replay a couple of the takes for me--these were in slow motion--seeing a Greyhound run like that is pure poetry in motion and it means even more when that Greyhound is your loving companion. It was such a fun day, and I was so proud of Becca and her performance--she received a round of applause from the crew when we finished up with the filming.

13 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

That is so Cool!! I can just imagine her running by and smiling at the camera. LOL! You'll have to let us know if there's a way to see it or maybe they'll give you a copy. What a great thing to get to do!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Awesome! What a plug for Greyhounds. I hope you can get a copy and show us:) So cute Becca smiling at the camera while she's running. I bet she looks gorgeous.

Lisa Foxworthy Stine said...

EEEEEeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG! How exciting and great! I am sure Darby would have NOT done such a fabulous and repeatable over and over and over kind of job. Now, you need to get her a really retro pair of Hollywood starlette sunglasses, a stamp with her autograph (so she doesn't get sore-paw at signing parties), a swank apartment for entertaining and a really good agent. So much to do!

4-legged Wiums said...

how cool!!!

jet said...

sounds like a lot of fun!

houndstooth said...

Oh how cool! I hope that you'll share the commercial with us when it gets done!

DougH said...

I want that job!

Anonymous said...

Does she have an agent yet? I can't wait to see the ad.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Bryn is running around the yard barking " my sis is a movie star!"
so proud of Becca and you!!!

whygreyhounds said...

Wow, that is very exciting! so would love to see it...

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Very exciting!!! I would love to do something like that. :-)

Angela said...

Congratulations! I hope I get to see the final edit too :)

Michelle said...

Way cool!! :)