Thursday, April 08, 2010
Who Doesn't Love Tina Tanzer?
We just have to love Tina Tanzer. She's from Jersey, just like me (so of course we all have to stick together).
She is impossible to photograph badly. And she's very easy to work with. She has a great voice and a wonderful naturalness to her performance. Just lovely.
Tina was the only actor of our seven on this show with whom we'd never worked before. So she's "new" to us. And we're so glad she came on board. She was so great and easy to communicate with. She's a fine actor and she put up with it being cold and rainy and having to run around and around and around. If you look closely you might recognize her as one or two of our zombies (although honestly, someone had to point out to me in some of our footage that she was one of the zombies -- she was that good at changing her physicality for it.) So I'm being all gushy and saying how great she is. If this were EBay we'd say "A+++++ will work with again!" (That is, if she'd work with us ever again. ;-)
Here we're lighting her in what we would think of as the "Buffy" modification on "Lana Turner" lighting. Did you notice that in the first... two(?) seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer people were lit from below the eyes and down through blinds? I mean, almost all the time? You didn't notice that? OK. I'll pretend it didn't happen.