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album covers and such [Jul. 6th, 2007|09:40 am]
kyle cassidy
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So a few weeks ago, Noel, the bass player from Carfax Abbey called. They have a new album coming out, they wanted a shot of a spooky little girl for the album cover. I thought, "heck, I'll call Savannah" -- who was in "The Room at the Top of the Stairs" and John Santerinoss Film "Destin" she can be mighty spooky.

So last night she showed up with her Makeup Artist, Noel showed up to make sure things were on-track, and devoted satellite showed up to eat dinner and pet roswell.

Savannah's one of the most professional actresses I know -- which is amazing, since she's eight,. She can be so extraordinarily serious, she knows what you want, she has her own ideas about how to get there, you can name an emotion and she can do it, at the snap of a finger.

Anyway, she and Noel got to be instant buddies. He was standing off to the side of the set snapping photos of the shoot on his cell phone and she'd then send them back to her father, digital artist Drewcifer Mercert who many of you know and love, and he'd text back "You look scary!"

About two hours into it, Savannah and Devoted Satelite were acting like monkeys, hopping up and down making monkey sounds but when you say "okay, now I need scary ghost" she'd snap right up and be a scary ghost, instantly. Then while I'd move the lights, Noel would be giving her piggy back rides. It was awesome fun

Y'all are gonna have a heart attack when you see the album cover, but here's an outtake of Noel and Savannah checking out Noel's cell phone shots:


[User Picture]From: hennepin
2007-07-06 02:00 pm (UTC)
Great make-up! I can't believe she's the same "china doll" from your shoot of a few years ago!

Did she bring her own outfits?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-07-06 02:06 pm (UTC)
she brought a bunch of stuff, but we got that one from the second mile costume department.
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[User Picture]From: hennepin
2007-07-06 08:09 pm (UTC)
and I just noticed what you're listening to!!

"... there he stood, as naked as a little boy...
... and twice as cocky!"

... or something like that....
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From: tempest_gypsy
2007-07-06 02:27 pm (UTC)
I've never met a kid who was actually a performer (be it actor, musician, what have you) who wasn't stellar. I've had nightmare times trying to stage manage 30 wannabes between the ages of 6 and 16 before, but I've alsoe worked with kids who are just like you describe Savannah. Hells, I've worked with adult singers and actors who could probably take a few lessons from Savanah on professional behavior.
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From: mattcaron
2007-07-06 02:37 pm (UTC)
FYI Drewcifer Mercert link does not want to work.
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[User Picture]From: petitbout
2007-07-06 03:46 pm (UTC)
That's because it's spelled creatively. Drew Markert's name is spelled like this. Thus the link should read http://www.drewcifermarkert.com
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[User Picture]From: devotdsatellite
2007-07-06 03:23 pm (UTC)
oh man can she be scary, and a great monkey too! i had lotsa fun, thanks for dinner! but will ya ever get my username right?
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[User Picture]From: k3llya
2007-07-06 03:40 pm (UTC)

My copy of Armed America arrived in the mail from Amazon last night.
Excellent job.

I particularly enjoyed your use of a wide angle lens for living room shots and your use of shadow.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2007-07-06 08:35 pm (UTC)
thanks muchly! the ultra-wide seemed really the only way to go for most everything.
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[User Picture]From: violetsky
2007-07-06 03:51 pm (UTC)
can't wait!! i miss gary and the cfx guys
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2007-07-07 02:21 am (UTC)
Wow, it's like you took two different Renaissance paintings and stuck them together! I like that you can't see the cell phone - there's all sorts of things you could imagine (mind out of gutter, please) that he could be showing her with such tenderness and she be observing it with such mildly-aloof interest.
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