Here's the teaser for my commercial:
Somehow, director Matt Lenski and the crew managed to shoot all three commercials concurrently. The three of us "talent" had some overlap time to try to learn each others' skills.
I tried to joggle up the warped wall, which was much harder than it looked.
This is how Kacy does it. Looks easy, but she's not even juggling.
The last day of filming, we shot my opening scene at a track near L.A. For this segment, I had to joggle at high speed past other runners in a mock race. Matt wanted me to run as fast as possible, so I went out at my 800m race race, which is about a 4-minute-per-mile pace. After each take of about 150m or so of sprinting, I jogged (without joggling) back to the start and immediately jumped into the next take. I'm accustomed to doing speedwork intervals at track practice, but this time I had no idea how many takes it would take! It took a lot of takes. Oh, and did I mention that it was 38 C (100 F) and sunny?
I survived the shoot, thanks in part to a restful sleep the night before in a beautiful room at, wait for it, Fairfield Inn and Suites!
And the results?
|The three amigos: me, Kacy Catanzaro and Rocky Byun|
|With Kevin and Lee, the creative geniuses behind the campaign.|
|Me and director Matt Lenski, at the end of a long day.|