Family, a handful of friends, and long time readers know that I have modeled off and on over the years (you can read about my most recent modeling experience here). Each modeling/acting experience has just sort of fallen into my lap and has been such a fun experience. Being in this commercial was sort of a mix of modeling and acting. Smile, laugh, and look like you are having the time of your life. I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t all that difficult. We really WERE having fun! And it helps that we didn’t have to worry about what we were saying since we had no official lines (it will just be short clips of us with music playing and an voice over). Yes, this means that while Christopher was playing guitar, I was definitely singing random country songs.
Anyway, the commercial hasn’t been completed yet (Anne still has another couple to film this weekend), but once it is, I will absolutely share it with you guys! So while you can’t see the commercial yet, I figure it is past time for you to see some of the “behind the scenes” shots.
One of my favorite shots that Anne got of me with Tall Boy. Definitely not a fake laugh here. I’m pretty sure this was just after he had just wrapped his entire tongue around my hand and I cracking up about it.
Anne filming Christopher feeding the water buffalo. He (the water buffalo, not Christopher) definitely snorted snot onto my hand at one point, haha! There was a whole lotta hand washing that happened after this shoot.
During behind the scenes the tour of the zoo, Roberto rolled the windows down so the horses and camel could come right up to the truck. They definitely stuck their heads right in the vehicle. Christopher even got dribbled on by a camel!
I don’t have any “behind the scenes” shots from the birthplace shoot, but this is a still that Anne pulled from some of the video footage she took and I thought it was too cute not to share. Also, while we were here, a couple of people saw Anne filming us and pulled out their phones and took some footage as well. We felt like little celebrities, haha!
This is us with Anne Palmer of PalmTree Studios. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how great she is. Not only is she talented and a great director, but she is also funny and super friendly. Plus she took the time to explain things she was doing so we could keep up and learn along the way. She put us at ease immediately and we had the best time working with her!
Writing about this weekend makes me want to relive it again. It really was such fun. Go to Tupelo. You’ll have a great time with the friendly people, the sight seeing, and especially feeding a giraffe!