Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Query of the day.

Why is it that mobile phones all make some annoying obnoxious sound when you turn them off? It makes no sense. Turning the phone off usually means not wanting to be disturbed by noise. There are many reasons for this, but a lot include being in a meeting or class or something that requires no interruptions. Like me, I have an acting class 2 nights a week and we're required to turn off our phones.

Fair enough, that's the way things are done in the modern world. So, when I get to class I press the button down really hard for it to turn off. Usually about the time class starts when I'm reminded of that damn thing by the teacher telling us to turn all phones off. About 30 seconds after doing that, this stupid, silly sounding tune goes off lasting about 5 seconds. And every time, I get a withering stare, and a comment like "phones off please".. and I'm like.. "what do you think I was fucking doing?".

The stupid thing is when I turn the thing back on, when I'm ready to go back out into the world where there's noise and communication and everything goes, all I get is a beep. One little beep. I I mean, who cares? It doesn't matter anymore. Make as much noise as you fucking like. I could probably tolerate a small beep like that while turning the phone off, though I'd still prefer silence, as I don't see the reason for it to make any noise at all.

The only thing I can think of is that they want you to make extra sure you know you're turning you're phone off. So you press the button, there's a pause, then then a little jingle that says, "you're turning your phone off now... ok?... just letting you know the phone is going off... um, sure you want the phone off.. you are aware that no one will be able to reach you during this time.. ok.. ok turning off now"... fade to black.

Just in case you weren't aware that pushing down really hard on that particular button was going to do that, or perhaps they think you will do it accidentally. I guess I'm just being saved from my own stupidity. I should thank the phone people.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

If I could get more deals like this...

Originally uploaded by Ms Kat.
These are my toes. Aren't they pretty? Well, they're more than just pretty, they could possibly become my meal ticket, and if that sounds kind of icky to you, it's probably because you're not a sick perverted fuck, like the gentleman who left this comment..

Oh my! Im sure you must get this a lot but both you and your toes are just so amazingly beautiful! Simply just perfection! You are just a true foot goddess and probably dont even know it! haha. ..And yes, by now m sure you can guess that I have a bit of a foot thing, though there is much to be respected and admired about a woman maybe this one seems odd, but thank you for sharing the pic and your open mind and non judgement of it.
Ok, that's not all that weird, though he gets me wrong if he thinks I put up photos of myself and my feet for some weirdos out there to get off on, but nevermind.. the next one is better..

And this may seem like an odd request but would you maybe be willing to sell a pair of your old socks or shoes from those gorgeous feet of yours? Perhaps a pair you were gonna throw away anyway? I realize this might seem like a strange request but I promise Im a very nice person and Id be willing to pay very, very well for them? Would $100.00 be okay? Please? Thank you for any consideration. You can contact me at Patdementri@yahoo.com. thanks again
Ok it's weird, but what do you think? If I could pick up a few more similar fetishists I could rake it in! Get a few old socks, get them smelly and sweaty and sell them, for $100 a piece! Once I get famous I can sell them for more. I don't have so many socks but once I run out I can buy a bunch more for say, about $1 each, and make quite a decent profit. I just have to wear them in for a while.. I can even take photos of myself wearing the socks, and send a signed copy.

I got this one figured out.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Big screen

Tomorrow is the screening of the films I did last week, it's at a small cinema that plays mostly independent films, and the films from students at PCFE are usually showed there when they're done. I've seen myself on the screen there about 2 or 3 times in the past, but never so much of myself! For one, I've never been in more than one film per class, and they've usually been the smaller roles, so I only had to watch myself while being aware of everyone else watching me for a few seconds, but this time it will be for a few more seconds, and 4 times or more!

This time I'll have to sink in my seat as the me on the screen admonishes her boyfriend for being too idealistic, as I turn up my nose and snicker at a mad artist who wants to display in my gallery (while wearing my hair in a bun, and nerd glasses, which probably made me look really really old).. while I sit in a bar picking up a guy and smooching with him in a messy flat.. and last but not least as I act the cliched, sexy but evil lady, switching from sweet to mean trying to extort information out of a man..

The last one I'm definitely looking forward to seeing, if not just to see how much my cleavage will show at 5 times life size, but because the movie was fun. It was a bit scary, seeing as I had to improvise a lot, but I enjoyed it more than the others, perhaps it shows some deep dark part of my psyche that I've been hiding up til now:).. who knows.

A lot of it was scripted, but in 2 parts I had to totally pull what I said out of my ass.. for want of a better expression. There was one bit where me and Dave (my interrogator partner's name) had to just ask questions. Any questions, stupid questions, hard questions, embarrassing questions.. just one question after the other. One from me then one from him. We were given a sheet with examples which we could use, and we could make up some. So I asked how old he was, where he was born, mother's maiden name, how many times he masturbated, favourite colour, favourite pasta, do you like sex... and on and on. We did it about 3 times, while being filmed. There were a few times when I was totally stuck, and sat there for a few seconds with nothing coming out.. it seemed like Dave (or John, which is the actor's name, a guy in my acting class) was just rolling them off without any trouble.. and I was just thick or something, but afterwards he said it was just as difficult for him.

The other terrifying moment was when we did the improvised interrogation bit. Both me and John had our chance to individually interrogate the man, and we were just to come up with something, anything, the director had faith in us. At the moment he said "action" I still had absolutely no idea what to say or do.. then I just started. I did something.. it seemed completely stupid to me but the director thought it was ok.

And that was it, hard bit over. In fact it was the end of filming for the week so I was free, and of course it took about 5 minutes before I wanted to do it all again.

Now I get to to relive the glory of that week for just a little while as I schmooze with the film people once again. I am, however planning on showing up just slightly late. I'm not sure I can sit through all of it, so much me on screen... I know it's stupid of me, but that's what I'm like.

I'll get my hands on the dvd of all the films this time though.. and I'll be able to watch all of them in the non-excrutiating comfort of my own home.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Damn that 15 minutes went quick..

The movie making has been over for a few days now, but I'm still wistfully pining for the bright light in my eyes and rolls of cellophane and sticky tape everywhere. Not to mention the free lunches. All last week I was looking forward to when it was finished and I didn't have to stress out about being good enough in all these damn films, but as it always is with things like this, as soon as it was over I wanted to do it again.

There's a screening of all the films on Friday. I was in 4 of them so I'll be able to soak up a bit of flattery and spend the evening feeling like a real thespian who's actually done a bit of something once. And then it'll be all over and I'll feel empty again.

Hopefully there'll be more of these in the future, but I don't know if there are anymore summer courses, or indeed what other courses are there.. and it's been 2 years since the last time I was in any of the films so I'm not holding my breath to be in any more of them too soon.

I'll have to find myself something else to fill up my time. Go to class maybe. That might do something for me.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Back to school.

It's back to class tonight, summer break is over. Actually it was over last week, but I was too busy making films then to go. So, I'm ready and raring to go!

Well no. It's been about a month since my last class, so I should have a good reserve of doors and activities, but I don't. I haven't even thought about it in all that time, it's 3:22pm and I have to leave for class at 6 tonight and I still haven't thought about it.

I did try to start thinking about it a few times, but after about a second it all seemed to hard, so I gave up. I just know that I can't think of a damn thing, but I need to start thinking about it soon if I want to actually come up with something....

. . . . . . . . . . . .

no.. still nothing. Well, I got 2 hours and 25 minutes to have something prepared.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

That all done then..

I may have mentioned the last time I spoke to you that I would be largely absent this week due to being in hot demand as an actor for a bunch of student films being made..

well.. I was largely absent this week, due to being in hot demand as an actor.. it was for a bunch of student films being made for the PCFE film school here in Prague.

A quick recap of the week:

On Monday morning I played a young lady, a sort of social climber, kind of useless but ambitious for her boyfriend who was an academic. He was more into the ideological side of things and exposed a Professor who was stealing money, lost his job and she left him because she wanted to be the wife of a big shot. It was filmed in a flat nearby, and I got coffee and some croissants and thingies from the bakery.

After lunch I went to the film school to meet another guy who wanted me for a small role for his film. It was about an artist, and I played a snobby art gallery owner who turned up her nose and ridiculed him for being a deranged psychopath who thought he saw visions of the future and painted them.

Tuesday and Wednesday I was free, because though I was obviously the best actress around, (as well as the best looking, most charming, and most fun) the filmmakers, being predominantly men, made films about men stuff, and my roles were not the central ones. I was only needed for 1 out of the 2 days it takes to shoot one of these films. It's just as well though, for if the female roles had been bigger and I'd been needed for the whole shoot, I wouldn't have been able to do half these films, and then what would these poor directors have done?

Thursday I played a woman who'd been pickpocketed by a young man. She followed her thief to a bar and confronted him, seduced him, slept with him and stole all his stuff. I got a beer and lunch at a restaurant out of it.

On Friday I played an interrogator. I was a woman who runs a business extorting money out of people. Myself and another guy (who is in my acting class) were interrogating a man, the same one who played the artist I was rude to earlier in the week, and asked a whole lot of silly questions, took turns being sweet and being aggressive and we did some improvisation. It was difficult and when I was called on to do it I thought I wouldn't come up with anything, but I did it, and quite well too. This one was definitely the most fun to do, and I also got lunch. Oh and I got paid better than for the other films. Did I mention I got paid too? Well I got paid too.

The films should be edited and ready for screening by next Friday.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Another photo..

Beer in pub
Originally uploaded by Ms Kat.
As you seem to like those. This is a beer, this is in a pub. I went there the other night after the casting I went to, which has now yielded me roles in 4 different films. I'll be shooting almost all next week so it looks like I'll have to take a break from blogging again, as well as class which starts up again then.

I have a few scripts to go over on the weekend, but I think most of them will end up being mostly improvisation, which I should be good at by now, so it should be cool.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Where'd that cat get to?

It's been a disgustingly long time since I last posted and for that I'm sorry.

So what have I been up to? Well.. not much. In fact, it's frighteningly similar to nothing. I've been on holiday sort of.. not that I do much to holiday from but the class I was doing, the one thing that I actually ever did, had a summer break. I go back to class next week, or maybe I won't. I don't know.

Actually I may have to miss the first week, because I'll actually be too busy. I'm going to be in some movies actually.. yes, I finally got in a few of these student films I keep going to castings for. It's been about 2 years since I've been in a film from the PCFE film school, but now all these directors want me to act in their films.. so I'll be doing that most of next week. Hopefully I'll get some money too.

Not much else to say really. Hope everyone's well.