Video Shoot

Since my son was 6 months old and my daughter was born, they have had a small side-gig doing modeling and now it has advanced into acting.  My son has been featured in a few smaller things such as catalogs, websites, etc. but this week he was cast in his first more important role for Six Flags Over Texas’s new commercial for their revamped children’s area.  It’s a regional TV spot and he had a lot of fun.  I don’t mean to over-hype it, truly it’s no big deal.  But it was fun (although a long day) and Mason had a great time.  Below are some photos from the day.

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Above: Mason met all of the Looney Tunes characters, including Sylvester (who in my opinion was the nicest and best “in-character” person.  He was loads of fun and kept the kids entertained, even though that wasn’t part of his job that day.)

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A shot of the crane and standing cameras getting set up for the first set.

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Mason “acting” on set.  Which basically consisted of him having fun riding their new rides.

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Acting consists of a lot of “hurry up and wait”.  We sent 10 hours hurrying up, in order to wait for things to start.  The actual “acting” parts lasted for about 20 minutes each 7 times.  And 3 out of the 7 times were for the leads only, so it was about 1.5 hours out of 10 hour day that he was filmed.

Update: This is the completed video released by Six Flags Over Texas.  If you pause the video at :17 and :18 on the time bar, you can see Mason in the front airship with his arms raised.

Tuesday Confessional 04/29

Kudos to the Hubby

As you might have read on my blog before, my husband is an editor.  (The visual variety, not the book variety.)  He edits television commercials and has had a few Super Bowl spots and won a Bronze Lion award.  He recently edited this video for Chrysler Dodge.  As I am told, it has been the most successful commercial they have ever had to-date, and it has not even been released to air yet.  Right now this commercial is only available on YouTube.  It will be entered this year for a Lion award and will be possibly featured at Cannes Film Festival.

Wisdom

 

Another bit of trivia: Chrysler’s second most popular commercial Farmer was also edited at my husband’s work and both of them were created by The Richard’s Group advertising agency.

Easter Bunny Invitations- Free Download

Every year, as many families do, we have an annual family get-together for Easter.  The adults eat food and the kids hunt eggs and it’s a great time.  This year I wanted to make a special invitation the kids could help me make. For anyone who wants to make these next year, I have included a free downloadable printout.

Fuzzy Easter Bunny Invitations

Step 1: Purchase the Materials

You will need card stock for printing sturdy cards, glue or rubber cement, cotton balls, a multicolor or pink mini boa, and self-sticking or glue-able jewels for the eyes.

Step 2: Print out the first side of the bunnies

Print this attached free downloadable template for the front of the invitations.  It makes 2 bunnies approximately 5×6 per page.

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Step 3: Flip over the printed pages and print the other side

You may want to try this a few times on regular paper.  After using the download above, use this second download to print the back side of the bunnies.  If you are using standard 8.5×11 cardstock, this back printing should line up correctly on the bunnies.

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Step 4: Cut out the bunnies and check both sides

Front

Front

Back

Back

Step 5: Glue the decorations

I found using Rubber Cement worked better than regular glue, but either will work.  First pull apart the cotton balls into pieces and glue the strips onto the front of the card.  Then pull pieces off of the mini feather boa for the ears and tail and glue them on.  Lastly, stick on the eye and you are done!

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