I’m a model, you know what I mean

From: Andrea
To: John

Congratulations – you’ve been selected! I left a voice mail on your cell/ work #s. Please give me a call so we can confirm the shoot and wardrobe details. Here’s the shoot breakdown.


The action takes place after Thanksgiving, the first weekend in December. Winter?s first snow fell a couple of days ago but it has melted away.


A secluded Old New England or North West Coast cabin in the mountains near the coast, not too far from a charming small town.


Mark is a 38-year-old V.P. in a computer software firm. Getting out of town and spending time at this cabin is something he looks forward to. He plans the weekend. He organizes the activities, brings the toys and loosely functions as the master of ceremonies.

Lolly is Mark’s 33-year-old wife. She is a buyer at a house wares boutique, a clever cook, and a great hostess. She and Mark are ?soul mates?. They make a great team. They have a fun-loving, attentive, very, very well behaved dog (Echo).

John works with Mark. He?s a little younger but they share similar interests. He?s been on weekend getaways with them before and is quick to pitch in and take part.

Laurie is John’s main squeeze. She manages a successful community theater.

The objective of this photo shoot is to visually tell the story of Mark and Lolly?s and John and Laurie’s weekend getaway. The primary strategic takeaway is “fun“. Having a good time is the essence of the weekend. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut and the champagne experience is a vital part of the fun.

It is important to note that while “fun” is the strategic goal, achieving a sense of genuine realism is critical to this production. Real people having a good time in a believable natural way will serve our purpose better than contrivance. Credibility is the key.

In order to establish a credible storyline for our photo essay the following Action Sequences have been established. They are a linear chain of events that correspond to our established settings and locations.

Wed, Aug 2nd

7:30 am Meeting at Inverness Valley Inn — Room #8 (behind main office)
– 13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness (415)669-7250
– Actors change into correct wardrobe
– Hair/makeup styling

8:15 – 8:45 Carpool & drive to Limantour beach
– Pier shots on way to beach

8:45 – 11 Beach shots (weather/fog dependent)
– 2 couples walking along beach with one dog on leash
– 1 woman running with Dog

11-11:30 Drive back to Inverness

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch break Busy Bee coffee shop
– 12301 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness (415-663-9496

12:30 – 3 Inverness town shots
– Busy Bee coffee shop
– Walking next to antique store/ post office/ mural ? Inverness
– Misc town shots dependent on lighting

3 pm Actors check into Inverness Valley Inn
– Break for actors, & Freixenet clients
– Bob, Andrea & Bryan set up lighting Manka’s

5:00 – 6:30 Dinner at Vladimir?s
– (downtown Inverness – 12785 Sir Francis Drake Blvd — 415-669-1021)

6:30 -7 pm Drive to Limantour beach

7 – 9:30 pm Beach bonfire shot

Thurs, Aug 3rd

6:15 am Meet Room #8 ? Inverness Valley Inn (room behind main office)
– 13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness (415)669-7250
– Coffee/ pasteries

6:30 – 7 Drive to Limantour beach

7 – 9 Beach shots (weather/fog dependent)
– Clamming (first light, latern)
– Back ?up shots from previous day (weather dependent)

9 – 9:30 Drive back to Inverness Valley Inn
– Change wardrobe for indoor scenes, check out of motel
– Hair/make up stylist meets actors in room #8

10 – 11:30 Unloading car shots
– Unloading car shot
– Lights on in Fisherman?s cabin in background

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
– Fisherman?s cabin deck, catered from deli

12:30 – 6:30 Interior Fisherman?s cabin shots
– Clawfoot tub — mimosa’s
o Lolly alone with bubbles holding mimosa
o Lolly in tub, Mark in bathrobe giving her a foot or neck massage, etc
– Fireplace
o Making old fashioned popcorn
o John playing classic wooden guitar
o Scattergories game
– Product shots
o Glasses full & empty
o Bottle shot with glasses

7pm Dinner at Mankas
– Actors officially finished with shoot. Everyone meet for celebration dinner.

0 thoughts on “I’m a model, you know what I mean

  1. #1 Inverness is where they have a huge crwwdad festival every year. That is where I first (yes I said first) had Alligator.

    #2 uber jealous. PArticularly of the great free dinners (I am such a cheap date) If they need girl with oversexed stray dog on the beach who will work for food let me… there is a blog coming shortly that will shed light on why I am perfect for the role.

    #3 I hope this means you and your friends get free champagne for life. However as much as as far as champagne goes I often times throw out the extra $5 and get Chandon. Does that make me a bad person?

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