I am interviewing for a firefighter reserve position in a couple of weeks. This is significant because I will have to cut my hair and shave my face – which means serious continuity errors for Cheaters Prosper. I initially sought to resolve this problem by laying out a schedule that would allow for the entire film to be finished within two weeks. My older brother pointed out to me that a haircut signifies an emotional change in a character, and helped me realize that I could film the final climatic scene with a different style (the major scene takes place on the last day of the film’s story, after all).
There is one other scene left for me to act in that takes place on the second day of the film, and a haircut would be problematic for that. The only alternative I can imagine would be to rewrite the scene so that I communicate with Jax over the phone, but I’d much prefer to avoid doing that.
I’m hoping to shoot a handful of scenes this Sunday. I’m planning on using my friend Dan for the majority of the remaining scenes, as my older brother is simply to busy to request more of his time. I will have my brother film the important, interior scenes we still have to shoot.
It’s time for me to get some shut-eye. I will have a better post for you tomorrow.
- Thomas M. Watt
Can you film the shaving of your facial hair as part of a scene and cut it in to match the subsequent scene without the facial hair? It could be a contemplative aside. xo
I can for the climatic scene, and am strongly considering doing just that. There is one scene where shorter hair would create problems, so I may rewrite it so that I contact Jax over the phone instead. Thank you always for your helpful suggestions Sabiscuit!
Wear a cap or hat or put some kind of prop on your head.
Haha I’m considering this.
I was about to say the same, Karina!
As for the face, perhaps you can say you cut your face or something and bandage around that area or have fake facial hair. Save your beard and paste it back on your face.
Haha I wonder how difficult that would be to do without it looking cheesy though.
Have a big wind come through as a transition so your facial would suddenly look rearranged. Make it a scene that has a comical moment.
Haha I’m loving these ideas! Thank you, Karina!
Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog and commented:
Sounds like “real life” for most writers. We have other things in our life, and we do other things. That is how we get significant experience to make our lives interesting!
Thank you! Haha, I’m sure. I wish I could have more time to write, but I think that goes for everybody on here. Thank you for the reblog, Grandtrines!
Good luck on your interview!!