Yak cheese chews to relax between scenes
listening to the director
Amazing stuff with Thea on the last day too. She was cast as a bait dog for a dog fight ring (nickname "Snack" - yah turns out film people, at least for this film, have a sense of humour as dark as mine!). Held up, she was shown to the people watching the fight then slowly lowered down. She thought it was great. Wanted to do more in fact. Lots more. But she and the actor, and the extras, nailed it right off! Her only day on set and she had everybody wrapped around her paw at first Wooooooo.
I actually couldn't tell you how many scenes Dinah is seen in ...over 30 were shot - my guess is lots will wind up on the cutting room floor but there are some moments I really want to see .. she's a pretty photogenic girl our Sally. She runs, she plays, she curls up with people and a puppy, she gives good loving to stressed out people, she hops in and out of cars, she goes for a jog, she saves people and is saved by people and so much more.
hard at work
Very few people on the film truly understood how well cast Sally was, how good she was and how hard she worked, but nearly everybody loved her. One person who did understand what a super star she was, the FX man Mark, was very complimentary about her again on the last day ... there was tons of smoke generated for the fire and Sally worked through it all in her calm and steady fashion.
who but Sally can look so beautiful in a cone?
As I left the set the coop students did a little exit interview for what I'm guessing is their last Saving Dinah video blog. They asked me to reflect on my experience. It was unique and special and something to add to my media list. I had the chance to work with WONDERFUL people who I will miss a great deal but if I had to pick one thing to be grateful for it would be the chance I got to truly understand and appreciate the relationship Sally and I have and what a phenomenal dog she is.
For you? I'll do it...
What a neat, hard working, learning experience! What a good, great, awesome dog!