Busy weekend filming "Eight Types of Crazy"

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Eugene, Oregon
August 7, 2016 9:46am CST
I mentioned the other day that I was asked to take a part in an independent feature-length film called "Eight Types of Crazy." I did not get my lines until Friday and we started working Saturday, but after several readings, I did okay. Today we film another interior scene. I have a rather long two paragraph series of lines to work on this morning, so will make this brief. The younger members of the crew will take an actual road trip to Albuquerque, New Orleans, Nashville and New York City and even have a drone to photograph some of the spectacular scenery along the way. There must be some great funding for this movie.
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@sallypup (27497)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Aug 16
Exciting! I admire foks who can memorize all those lines.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Aug 16
I can if I am given time.
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@sallypup (27497)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic Wow. If you were over here I'd tell you to go talk to the folks at The Masquers theater in Soap Lake. They put on some pretty good plays.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Aug 16
@sallypup I gave up theater years ago, due to the time commitment. You kiss two months goodbye.
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
I'm glad that you did ok, and I hope you are having fun doing it.
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• United States
7 Aug 16
Sounds exciting that you're working on this film
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• United States
7 Aug 16
ya did'nt get the script 'til friday? that jest aint right :( i'm sure that'cha did great though :) that's the shame 'f these kinda folks. they get the fundin' 'n then most oft spend such foolishly.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Aug 16
It could be spectacular though I suppose.
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• United States
8 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic prolly so :)
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@TRBRocks420 (79584)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Aug 16
That is pretty awesome. I only dream of acting, my bro has done a bit though.
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@jstory07 (68283)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Aug 16
That sounds like a lot of fun to me. Good luck and have fun.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Recently, I've become intensely interested in "how it's made" features on the DVDs I rent from netflix. I used to think I'd like to work in movies, maybe as an extra, but the more I learn about the process, the less attractive it becomes. Early morning hours would be the end of me, not to mention having to memorize lines, and do it quickly. My respect for everyone in the movie industry increases by leaps and bounds as my behind-the-scenes education continues. I don't know how you do it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Aug 16
They were understanding of my not knowing the lines perfectly since I got the script on Friday morning.
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• United States
8 Aug 16
@JamesHxstatic Oh yes, I'm sure! In the special features sections of movies, etc., I love the outtakes. Forgotten lines, fits of giggles, props failing, wardrobe malfunctions, etc., all quite entertaining on their own.
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9 Aug 16
awesome! keep us posted!
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Aug 16
It will no doubt be a while, but I will.
@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
9 Aug 16
Have fun filming the movie
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Aug 16
Yes, it was!
• Otis Orchards, Washington
7 Aug 16
I'll keep this brief. Good luck. (Or should I say, "Break a leg"?)
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• Eugene, Oregon
8 Aug 16
Either way works. It is always fun and fun that my part is over too.
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@shaggin (37032)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Wow so you are expected to film something after only one day of reading over the lines. Yikes I could never do that.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
7 Aug 16
That sounds like a neat opportunity!
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• Philippines
7 Aug 16
The title of the film seems interesting. Good luck!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Aug 16
Break a leg, as they say.
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
9 Aug 16
So glad that you are exploring this part of your life James--it must be great fun!
• China
8 Aug 16
It is really a fun thing playing the role of someone in a film.I think you will act well because you have mentioned in a post that you played the role in a drama many year ago.