Thursday, April 14, 2011

BEDA 14: Vampire prosthetics.

Decided to try my hand at actually blogging early in the day today, rather than fitting in between various outings with friends or during someone's show or seconds before heading to do something else. I'm finding the change is (not surprisingly) very relaxing.

So right I am sitting in bed, trying really hard to catch up on email before I need to get up, shower, and meet with the costumer for the Buffy video. I know I have been dropping hints here left and right, and that at this point, it probably doesn't even sound like a YouTube video anymore. My friend Forest has a TON of theatre and artsy friends, so our little idea, somehow over the course of planning, has turned into a rather large production with a cast and crew of something like thirty people. It's kind of crazy. I've never really been involved in a production like this, so I am really enjoying the experience.

Last night, the rest of Jimmy's meetup was a ton of fun. Kayley and I tweeted out that we were there to see if we could get any last minute fans to show up, and low and behold one did! This girl named Caity (who just happened to see our tweets on her way home) showed up, and apparently had come to a ROFLCOPTOUR show in Boulder last summer. She was really nice, and we ended up talking to her for most of the rest of the evening. Then this super weird guy came and sat RIGHT IN BETWEEN US, which made conversing difficult, not to mention awkward when he started drinking water from Caity's glass. So weird.

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that we met a girl named Bam Bam. Seriously. Like "Pebbles and". She was really nice; just came to support Jimmy and everything. But her name was Bam Bam! For no reason other than that it was her name! I have never met anyone named Bam Bam before, not unless they lived in the Stone Age.

After the meetup (and after the restaurant forcing me to take leftover Chinese food with me for the road, not that I'm complaining) Jimmy and I both had to head over to UW for the first night of shooting for the Buffy project. It was great timing that Jimmy was going to be in town this week, and Forest immediately jumped on figuring out a great little cameo for him. So starting around 10 pm that night, our friend Alexander began the long process of putting Vampire prosthetics on Jimmy. I spent most of the evening alternating between taking behind the scenes footage and holding Jimmy's prosthetics on while the glue dried. I really can't wait until you guys get to see this stuff.

The makeup actually took much, much longer than the actual filming, but I think we working until almost midnight. I don't have a picture of the final makeup right now, but he looked scary. It made me super excited to do the rest of the filming this weekend with the full cast. :)

Jimmy I went out for Dick's burgers after the shoot, which is always a staple for those visiting Seattle, and then I think I finally crawled my way into bed around 2am. I have a lot of long days coming up, but I couldn't be more pumped for them. I'll be back with more updates tomorrow!

Flights taken: 8
Gym badges on Pokemon: 8
Oshawott level: 44 (I am aware he's now a Samurott, but it didn't occur to me to change that name here until someone pointed it out in the comments. I'll start tomorrow. xD)


alimarie_11 said...

I'm VERY excited for the Buffy Project. I just finished rewatching the series up till season six and I don't know what I'll do with my poor little heart when I get to season 7 :\ Luckily I'll have this project to look forward to!

By the way, all those posts you made about Buffy when you were first seeing it? I know exactly how you felt. I feel more than a little pathetic being so involved in the Buffy world but it's nice to have a connection to those who feel as strongly about it as I do.

Andrea said...

The Buffy Project is sounding more and more awesome! I can't wait to see the result. I just finished Season 7 for the first time and it was AMAZING. Thanks for getting me into it :)

Jennifer Sargent said...

Wow, that makeup looks like it turned out great! I'm not too sure what this Buffy project is about, but I can't wait to see. I was 'late to the party' when it comes to Buffy as well. About 2 years ago I watched the entire series in order with the entire series of Angel, making sure the crossovers matched up. Seriously, I found a list online of how to do that correctly. (surprisingly more accurate than just going by the air date) Yeah I'm a total nerd, but it was awesome! Good luck on the project! I'll be sure to check here to see if I get any more sneak-peeks. =)

Erika said...

Aah, the Buffy Project sounds so awesome! I just started season 4, but I'm hoping to finish soon-ish-- it's so good! :D
Coincidentally, today is Sarah Michelle Gellar's birthday!

TorreyMonster said...

You have no idea how excited I am for the Buffy Project, whatever it is. I cannot wait :)

Christina said...

Her name was BamBam? Like, her legal name or just what she went by? I can't wrap my head around this.

Eve S. D'ropper said...

So you have actually met someone named Bam Bam in the Stone Age? That rocks! I thought she was a two-dimensional cartoon! ;) Seriously, though, this blog post has to be the best-titled post I've seen in a while. Have fun with The Buffy Project!

By the way--my friend introduced me to All it! Keep up the awesome & hilarious work! :) (I even got my little brother to like some of the songs (aka "Lumos Flies") that don't outright mention the word 'love' (apparently the mere mention of this word transmits auditory cooties...I don't even pretend to understand the 10-year-old male mind...))

~Eve S. D'ropper, of

P.S. Sorry for the super-long comment! I can't promise it won't happen again! :) Have a copacetic and fabulous day!

Anonymous said...

I don't really like the way that Buffy's vampire looks like but the series was something different. One for summer and then for the story behind. Even people on xl pharmacy was really into it.