Me. A 33 year-old, mother.
When a 33 year-old mom gets asked to be in a rap video, the answer should ALWAYS be an emphatic, screaming, shouting "YES!"...just FYI.
My friend Sarah, from Dreaming In Color works for an AMAZING video production company here in California called MasterWerks and they were filming a music video for a guy named Michael Pompeo these last couple of days and I was lucky enough to get to play a minor role in the video! I threw on my most boring/therapisty looking outfit, tossed on my glasses and headed to the shoot yesterday!
This was WAY out of my comfort zone and I worked VERY hard not to burst out laughing at myself and follow the directions for the 1.5 hours of time I spent with the MasterWerks crew. Not laughing at yourself is hard work. When the final video is out, you'll probably notice that I'm real shiny, as in "I'm REAL sweaty". Those lights are HOT to work under. Woe is me.
I was supposed to play the role of a therapist to Michael and was pretending to write things down as he talked to me and most of what I wrote was, "I'm hot. I'm so hot. HOT. Wow. I can't believe I'm doing this. I'm SO hot." Real stuff, people. Real stuff.
When the guys offered to show me the footage they shot of me nodding, writing and pretending to be confused and listening, I couldn't bring myself to watch it. I'll just wait for the final product. I'm sure I'll look drab, therapisty and shiny in the final-cut and I'm sure lookin' forward to it.
All in all, it was such a fun experience and I'm so glad to check "be in a rap video" off of my bucket list.
Definitely, living a better story. :-)
Here's me and Michael, the rapper dude.
This is where my "scene" took place...
My best "therapisty" look...taken by Gavin before I left home...
If you have a chance, check-out some of Masterwerks' videos. I was SERIOUSLY impressed and wishing they were around WAY back in the olden days when I got married. They're AMAZING!
Here's a link to a video they did that I LOVED: http://vimeo.com/21452235
This is serious stuff, yo. I'm legit now, right? Wassup?!
Sorry, got away from myself for a second...