Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lights! Camera! Action!

Before we realized Leisl's sinus infection was coming back for an encore performance, she spent the afternoon hanging out with J. Aaron Dort.

What? You don't know who Aaron Dort is? Really?

Okay I'm just messing with you. He's not internationally famous...yet.

But he is a really great guy and an award-winning film student at George Fox University.

Karl and I met him and his beautiful bride-to-be, Katie, for pre-marital counseling in February and discovered that he is a film maker.

We shared with him Leisl's love of all things movie related and he gracious invited her to come to the set of his final student film.

We missed the first two invites because she was sick and this past Monday was the very last day they would be filming.

We are so glad she was able to go! She had a blast and learned a ton.

But the best part was she didn't just get to watch. He actually put her to work.

She got to be the slateman!

You know the person with the Clapboard that says,"Act I; Scene 4" (clap)

This thing...

She said it was actually harder than it looks (trying to keep track of what scene you're on, etc...) but she was so excited that she actually got to do something.

Not that she needed any more motivation, but her passion for film making is fueled even more.

Here she is winding some cable:

They were shooting inside a funeral home in case you're wondering.
Don't worry it's not an icky film. Aaron is all about bringing God glory in his films while delivering a quality end product.

Anyhoo, here she is with Aaron and her clapboard or slate as they say "in the business."
Hee hee

And here is the crew that was working that day. I have no idea who they all are and she is asleep right now so I can't ask her. So, I'll try to add names later.

Thank you Aaron for being so gracious. We hope to make it out to the film festival :)

***Edited to add that Aaron's film won the People's Choice Award as well as another award! Congrats Aaron! He is so sweet... he put Leisl's name in the credits :)


1 comment:

Kim (aka- Kanga-mom and sometimes Rabbit-mommy) said...

What an awesome day for Leisl! It sounds like she learned a lot and had a ton of fun.

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