Saturday, September 12, 2009

Best Job Ever

Alright, I fail epically. Totally and epically. It’s been almost 6 months since I uploaded a video. It’s been about 3 months since I did a podcast. And I haven’t made out with you in 2 weeks.

Yes, I suck.

But there is an excuse. I’ve been really busy. It’s a shit excuse, granted. But it’s the truth.

If you don’t know by now the reason why I have been absent from the webs in all shapes and forms is that I have been hired for a TV show. You may remember from a while back I uploaded a video about internet censorship. That was basically an audition video for a new Andrew Denton show.

Turns out after months of auditons, emails and phone calls with Zapruder’s Other Films (Andrew’s production company) I got the job. There were however two catches. One. I had to move to Sydney. Two. I couldn’t talk about getting the job.

Fair enough on both counts but that’s basically the reason I haven’t done anything online. My life revolves around this show and because I couldn’t talk about it I didn’t have much else to say.

Anyway let me tell you about the show. It’s called “Hungry Beast” although I can promise you I will call it “The Hungry Beast” on air a lot. It will be airing at the end of this month and my job title on it is reporter/presenter. I can’t really explain what I do on the show but I’m sure the title give you a basic idea.

So now onto bragging about the extremely cool day I had today.

I woke at 8.30 and was on the train into the ABC studios by 9.20. Got to work and as soon as I walked back stage there were a whole bunch of people everywhere. I wondered what they were doing so I looked in studio 22 and found out that today 2 episodes of “Good News Week” were getting filmed.

To keep myself from fangirling I went into Studio 21 and got ready to film. After filming for 2 hours we had completed a bit and it was time for me to get some make up on. I walk into make up and who is getting it done at the same time as me? Miss Claire Hooper.

I didn’t talk to her because I was too shy and scared I might yell out “I THINK SHOULD LEAVE YOUR HUSBAND AND LIVE WITH ME”. I had a quick make up job then rushed out so as to not make a fool of myself.

I started walking down the hall back to the studio and who was to come out behind me but Paul McDermott.

Yep that’s right. The man who doesn’t seem to age and guess who he wanted to talk to? Me. He was very nice and asked what I was working on and seemed very interested in the show (even though he hadn’t heard of it). We chatted for a bit and I have to say he is nothing like how he acts on TV. He seems a bit quite and shy but I imagine a lot of people on TV are quite reserved when the camera is turned off.

I went back to the studio and after filming for a bit it was time for lunch. My director and one of our editors went to subway with me. We brought the food back to the studio and sat down to have Andrew G serenade us.

He was rehearsing a song he needed to sing on the show and suprisingly he was really good. In the end he began singing it at us. He seemed very nice and I'd like to actually talk to him in the future.

After lunch back to filming we went. We continued to film for about 4 more hours and then everything was done. I think the footage will turn out really well and hopefully you'll see it on TV very soon.

After finishing I walked out of the studio and saw the Axis of Awesome rehearsing.

I didn't speak to them at all because they seemed busy and besides they are friends with my cast mate Dan Ilic so I'm sure I'll meet them sooner or later.

And finally just before walking out I literally ran into Frank Woodley.

He walked away very quickly and I didn't have a chance to apologise. But as you can imagine it was an awesome day. Here is one more picture. It is of my one of my directors, Aaron Smith. He's an amazing director and cinematographer.


- Chris


Min [the incredible] said...

You name dropping whore I envy you more everyday..then I look in the mirror. Seeing you tomorrow Starface <3

Just Elisa said...

This sounds fricken amazing! I'm so jealous.

I wish I was at home to see it but I guess I'll have to catch it online somewhere.

babyporridge. said...

oh christophuuuuur. i echo min's sentiments & envy you more each day.

i feel the same way about andrew g. he's actually a cool character.


Veronica said...

Best job ever? It sounds it! Congratulations!

(I wouldn't have been able to stop myself fangirling. You're stronger than I am)

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Abi said...

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