Today was another one of those days I live for.
Today, I was a fairy.
Today, I flew.
Honestly, I’ve never really thought of myself as a fairy kind of person, being a klutz and all. And, to the best of my memory, I don’t think I’ve ever played a fairy. The closest was when I played Ariel in a college production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But I was more like a mischievous pixie than a fairy in that performance.
Nevertheless, the director cast me because he thought I look like a fairy, so I did my best to look like one.
I know. Fairies don’t clasp their hands like that. But I don’t have a lot of experience being dainty and graceful. So at that point of time, I felt a little lost.
The makeup artist said I look like a Taiwanese starlet in this picture. Hmm.
Must be the fake dolly eyelashes.
Never mind that, though. The highlight of the day was the flying. See how I am suspended in air in the first picture? I’m a little sad they didn’t get a photo of me all the way up at the ceiling. Maybe everyone was too busy looking up my dress to think about taking a photo.
Kidding! No, really. Everyone was really professional and there was nothing to look up at anyway because I was totally covered up in safety devices.
The first time I got pulled up was a little freaky. I have mild acrophobia. But I got over it really quickly, like within 10 seconds, because it was really fun. I could have done it all day.
We were filming a sequence for a short Chingay 2006 animated video clip. Yeah, it’s mostly animation but I will be making an appearance in the beginning of it.
Because it’s an animation, I will get CG wings and fairy dust! Coolness or not?!
Everyone thought I would be really tired after a few hours of “flying” but I wasn’t. After the shoot, I told the director I wanted to do it again.
I meant in the future. Like, you know, give me more action, stunt-packed roles. I will do my own stunts!
8 thoughts on “Look ma, no hands! And no feet!”
wahaha green screen! bah I’m so envious.
Soon you’ll be flying through bamboo forests with twin swords in hand, as leaves flutter all about…
Woo….green screen! Now you’ll be every geek’s wallpaper. :D
For the flying, was the hoisting done by a machine or were there couple of tough guys yanking on the cable to pull you up?
Ruok: You’ll have a chance next time, I’m sure. It’s not that uncommon. :P
Mince Pye: Right. But I doubt it. :P
Moralis: Er… geek’s wallpaper? Hmm. Me, I was hoisted by tough guys. I felt really bad every time we had to do another take. It looked like a really tough job. =P
I know that! The green background is used to add computer graphics later on. I saw that on the making of JC The Myth.
Fairy? Or Angel?
Starlandliu: Cool. I love watching Making Of programmes. Lots of interesting stuff in those. ;)
Swordplay: Supposed to be fairy. Stop being smart. =P