25/02/2013: Life! Camera! Action!

I had a little fun today being an extra on a film set.film_set_for_unknown_movie

It isn’t as glamorous as it might seem however, (there’s a lot of waiting around), but the people I met were lovely and the crew were very nice and friendly to us too – something that doesn’t always happen, ‘wot wiv’ extras being on the lowest rung of the film set ladder an’ all’ lol. If you ever do it, be sure to take a book or magazine along with you…you might be there for ages. In spite of all that, I’m just looking forward to seeing the half-a-second shot of my arm when it is released! Who’s bringing popcorn?!

I was flipping through some old notebooks I found earlier today and I came across something I’d written, adapted from a book I’d read when I was younger. I thought it was a really cool take on the way we see life and if you’re a film fanatic then it might just be great analogy for you:

Adapted from ‘Teen Queen & Has Beens’ by Cathy Hopkins.

Life Is What You Make It

“It’s like a movie. There is a leading lady and a leading man and the rest of the cast are the people you choose as friends. The camera starts rolling from the moment you are born and it films your perspective on life  from an angle that’s totally unique in the universe: your view.  You write the story. You choose how the script goes, you improvise and you edit. You choose the locations, the plot times, the story lines, the love interests, the action and even the soundtrack. You choose whether you play a hero or a victim, someone who has it all or someone who loses it all. You create the dialogue – you improvise your own responses and the cast make up theirs. There may be baddies (bullies) and/or goodies and there are always extras in your movie – all the people in the background at home, school and work. You chose who to focus on and who to blur out. Which scenes to keep and which to exclude. In the film of your life, YOU are the Writer, Director, Producer and Film Maker and at the end the credits will roll up saying: “My Life, starring….me as Me, A as Friend 1, B as Friend 2 and so on. It will be yourself and the people you let play a part in your life whether big or small. It’s your story, your movie, your choice, your life

Think it’s a film worth watching?

Good thing of the day: Trying new things. Had fun on set, even in the freezing cold!


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