Thursday, May 19, 2005
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Sunny and cool
The Today Show segment was terrific. When I think how hard the producers and editors had to work to choose from the footage – wow! Remember, they were at the theatre shooting footage from 2 in the afternoon until about 10 at night. And had to edit down into about 2-3 minutes. And the number was re-choreographed so it would work in the outdoor plaza, rather than on a raked stage with all the stage gizmos in the back.
My favorite was the shot of the live number out in the plaza, there they are, singing and dancing their hearts out, with two big buses lumbering along W. 50th St. in the background. Hilarious!
Seriously, though, the crew did such a great job. And they were a pleasure to work with.
My only negative comment is that I wish they’d introduced the scene a bit before playing it. Unless you know the show, you don’t know that this is the first sight the two witches have of OZ, and I think giving the general audience a context would have helped.
Where were you? Friends and family wondered. I’m happy to say that, other than being in the background of a single shot as she walked into her dressing room, I was off-camera, as it should be. The shot of the performer jumping into my arms when she came off stage wasn’t used. I’m sure it was cute, but the footage they ended up using worked better. And I’m sure happy as can be NOT to be on-camera! This was about her dream, and I’m simply pleased I was a part of it.
I had a good long yoga session this morning. I’m not sleeping well, and still have the fringes of yesterday’s migraine. The yoga helped a lot. I’ve slacked off with the daily practice, and I simply can’t. It’s too vital to my well-being.
The rest of the morning was caught up with errands – like grocery shopping, replacing a broken necklace chain, picking up paper at Staples, etc.
After lunch, I have to put on my headphones (they’re digging up next door in order to install a new water tank) and write.
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