Friday, November 25, 2011

The In- Betweeners


So I got to work a couple of times on MTV's new show "The In-Betweeners".  It's a show about high school kids and it was shot at...my high school!

I'd wanted to have the chance to be part of this project since they were auditioning for the pilot.  Unfortunately, they were always looking for someone over 18.  Then they were looking for way under my age range.  I kept running into this snag every attempt I made.

Now, my high school had an agreement with the production that gave the high school students the chance to be extras on the show...unpaid extras...but they got to be a part of it.

So far I had the chance to work with them on two occasions.   One of those days was during a school day, so I got to skip a couple of classes in the a.m. as well as come back on set after school.
I got the chance to watch Mark L. Young in action.  Some of Mark's past works include Dexter,  Heroes and Sex Drive. He plays one of the main characters, Neil.

Being on set, even when you're not the focus of the camera, is always an enjoyable and interesting experience.  Just as in everything else in life, you get what you put into it.  I'm interested in working both sides of the camera, so this gives me the chance to observe and learn from my surroundings.  It is always an opportunity to meet creative, like-minded people on the same journey as yourself.