Actors at play
Watch these two actor / directors try to keep it together in the following scenes and destroy take after take!
It’s me (Jason Chan) on the right and Christian Lee on the left… I guess that’s the benefit of being the directors – you can just ask the cameras to keep rolling (as we both do in these scenes). No other actor, of course, would do this or would be allowed to do this. It really is great when you can call “CUT” anytime you like!
A serious hospital scene
This first scene was from episode 1. We were filming just outside the local hospital, there was construction, traffic noise and a time limit. We really didn’t have time to keep fluffing takes – but Christian and I were just discussing how ridiculous the concept was of a girl who tried to commit suicide to blackmail her boyfriend – and how she did it so often that the guys were really only interested if he actually broke up with her or not – and before we knew it we were in stitches over it. Anyway – it was a combination of a very long day, probably the stress and what we thought was a funny concept.
A TWO line scene
I have no idea why this was so funny at the time – once again, even though it was a really short scene – two lines – our imagination of what Jimmy’s character actually did when Charles comes to Jane’s door got the better of us and we couldn’t stop laughing about it. I guess only writer / directors will think like this – but once again – it’s the combination of having written it – then imagining what we’re going to shoot and how the final edit will turn out. I’m sure the crew were thinking “WTF? What’s so funny?”