Malaysia – Day 34

We didn’t stay at the birthday party as late as I would have liked because we had to get up early the next day. I slept over at Jon’s place and after less than 6 hours of sleep we were heading to Quanton for a video shoot.

We went to a mall to pick up some clothes for me to where during the shoot – which, by the way, brought me to one of the worst bathrooms I’ve ever encountered. I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say it was very wet, very dirty, and VERY smelly. I’ve been in some smelly bathrooms, but this one was by far the smelliest.

Making the Video

The shoot was for an up-and-coming IT Company that is opening a new retail store called “The IT Life Shop”. I got dressed and pretty soon we were shooting. As those in my acting fundamentals class can attest I have some serious stage fright issues. Not so much fright as a plain lack of ability to recite lines when the camera is rolling. On the times when I got the dialog right, I would forgot to get my body movements right, and when I got the motions right, I would accidentally change the lines slightly. On the rare occasions when I nailed it, almost certainly someone or something outside would create a loud noise ruining the take. After more takes than any of us would care to remember we finally finished up the shoot.

Lock the Light Man

I had a good time being the host, but I felt bad for not being better at it. I have to say being an actor, even in something so simple as a corporate video is not nearly as easy as it looks.

That night we all went out for Chinese food and I had some of the best fish I’ve ever eaten in my life. I also really enjoyed the other dishes. Afterwards we went to a “really happening club” and danced to some pretty good live music. A little smoky and a little crowded for dancing, but I think every one of us had a good time.

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