Dramatic Lighting

FADE IN:
INT. STAGE – FRANKIE’S LOFT — EVENING
The crew settles. WIL and MAUREEN take their marks. A BELL RINGS and the crew falls silent. The CAMERAMAN, a serious, artistic Spaniard in his 30s speaks.

CAMERAMAN
Hold the roll, please.
(to the gaffer)
Would you please close the doors a bit on the key light?
I want to light this more dramatically.

The GAFFER begins to work. Wil gets a mischievous glint in his eye, and dramatically takes his mark, stomping his foot on the ground and presenting his hands, upturned in front of him.

WIL
(grandiose)
Dramatically? Perhaps I could act it more dramatically!

The crew LAUGHS.

CAMERAMAN
(beat)
Oh, let me just do it with the light, please.

WIL and MAUREEN collapse into giggles.

FIRST AD
Okay, everyone, very quiet please, here we go…
FADE OUT.

70 thoughts on “Dramatic Lighting”

  1. That’s funny! It’s even funnier to me because I just went through something similar to that this weekend. My brother is a film major and asked me and his friend to be in his film.
    So,we’re shooting, at 9 in the morning, and it’s 45 degrees outside. Me and my brother’s friend just kept dancing to keep warm and singing songs.
    “slide to the left(slide, one hop now ya’ll (hop), two hops ow ya’ll (hop hop).”

  2. That’s funny! It’s even funnier to me because I just went through something similar to that this weekend. My brother is a film major and asked me and his friend to be in his film.
    So,we’re shooting, at 9 in the morning, and it’s 45 degrees outside. Me and my brother’s friend just kept dancing to keep warm and singing songs.
    “slide to the left(slide) one hop now ya’ll (hop), two hops now ya’ll (hop hop).”

  3. Can I have your job?Its sounds like alot of fun and all but I know the work is hard and can be grueling.. :)

  4. My bad, I usually associate “Camerman” with Camera Operator, yes. A D.P. is a D.P. to me… That which we call a D.P. by any other name would smell as sweet. Or something.

  5. First! yay/….
    you so fun! *hehe* Why everytin’ you do so zany wakkydoo doo? LOL LoL.
    wow wil. looks like all of yuor movie actin i s paying off! What kewl job you have. Yer the smartestest guy on plenet. hehe. I wundr if wesley like drama hehe LOL. oH, and GURPS and magic cards an d your cooler than ohter acters. and cuter hehe :) wonder what gordie lachance would do here LOL when the leech on his willy LOL.
    I luv it thats yer able to be a fambly man with anne and get all naked and stuff ….and rite about it here. good luck being person with blog. Yer lucky guy wil ! my Luzer hat off to you ! *looks at wil photo and get all gigly hehe*
    bein in movees loks lik hard werk but nice to. I luv you watch trek. Wesley rule. Yer cutie!!1! email me….. oh yeah an sign to my blog….
    http://www.fucking-idiotic-teens.com/MyFuckingWorthlessRamblings
    :)
    LuzerWWDnFan……

  6. When I watch the movie if my friend says, “Hey, Wil’s not acting dramatically enough!” I’m going to say, “It’s not Wil, it’s the lights! And you’d know that if you had read Wil Wheation dot Net! You wet end!” Yeah, that’ll get him. Whanker. Bad mouthing Wil like that. Maybe I won’t even watch it with him.
    I got your back, Wil.

  7. Oh for *fuck’s* sake, people.
    Could just *one* day pass without someone here commenting on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION? Or, if the gremlins here can’t manage that, may I ask politely that you stop shamelessly kissing Wil’s’ lily white ass? This is an awesomely entertaining blog, folks, but Christ, it ain’t *that* funny or *that* blazingly insightful … or even *that* movingly honest. The level of teen-level worship I read here daily is sickening. Are the only readers of WWDN twelve-year-old D&D fans? I mean, try to come with an intelligent comment once in a while. Believe me, the boot-licking is embarassing to all who read this site, and, well, Wil doesn’t give a shit about any of you, beyond your status as a test market for his “acting comeback.”
    I’m not really expecting a miracle here — just a modicum of fucking perpective is all.

  8. I just popped in to say hi. I am such an idiot. I have visited here a handful of times and never realized…you were Whil Wheaton from Star Trek TNG. Ooopsy. Well, you have a very nice website. :)

  9. I take exception to the comment above from Ken. (about four posts up) We are not all D & D fans, I never played it in my life, and I beg your pardon, I may look 12 in my pictures, but I’m 15, so there! As far as ass-kissing, well, I’m sure you have a little of your bosses shit on your nose sometimes. LOL I love WWDN, it is funny, and a look at making movies nobody ever gets. Thanks Wil, most big stars don’t take the time.

  10. What? Someone on a set made an offer to act??? I thought directors had to fight to get them to act. Man, any wonder they offered you the part Wil ;).

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