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.