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18 August 2010 @ 08:32 am
New Vlog: How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Changed My Life.  
I've uploaded a new video!  Of me!  Talking!  About how Buffy the Vampire Slayer changed my life!

A few facts about this video:

1.  I chose to film at Richmond Beach on the Puget Sound because it's far from streets and I thought there would be no traffic noises.  It's true that there were no cars, trucks, or emergency sirens to contend with.  Instead, though, there were two seaplanes, countless boats and ferries, an entire tree FULL of crows, and six trains (six!) that interrupted shooting.  Everything took more than twice as long as it should have because I kept having to stop and start over.

2.  Amazing Intern Amanda edited out all the footage of me cursing at the various noisy things.

3.  Most of these scenes were shot in one take because a) I was trying to finish quickly before more noise started up and b) I practiced what I was going to say whenever a train passed.  Which meant that I had a lot of time to get it right.

4.  Buffy actually changed my life in far more ways than what I mentioned here.  But I had to, you know, keep it concise for all of our attention spans.


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drop_edgedrop_edge on August 18th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Don't forget, by Buffy's seventh season we learned a letterman's jacket could be evil, too!

Also, this made my pants happy.
Mindi Scottmindiscott on August 18th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
That might be part of what helped me get over that fear, come to think of it. The timing is exactly right for when "Him" aired.

Once Buffy defeats something, I can, too? :-D
skippity_doo: Barleyskippity_doo on August 18th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
This video is awesome, oh yes. But you sound so different!
Mindi Scottmindiscott on August 18th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! But different from what? :-)
skippity_doo: LOLskippity_doo on August 18th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry, should have clarified! I meant different from how I remember. :)
Mindi Scottmindiscott on August 18th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's probably mostly because I don't rehearse my lines over and over again and try hard to avoid "um" and "uh" and stuff in real life! :-D
(Anonymous) on August 18th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
So there'll be an outtake reel in the DVD extras? ;)

~MdmeAmanda
Mindi Scottmindiscott on August 19th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Ha! Wouldn't that be something? Maybe I'll put in a request. :-D
Jessica Spotswoodjessica_shea on August 19th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Ahaha. This is awesome.

And your shirt is really cute, too.
Mindi Scottmindiscott on August 19th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I just realized, I've had that shirt FOREVER. I bought it back when I started a law office job... in 1999!
Samanthaawishingstar on August 20th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh you are so cute and your voice is not at all how I pictured it! This makes me wonder how internet people think my voice sounds. OH THE INTERNET. In conclusion you're adorable and I love your buffy-inspired vlog :)
so beautiful & s†rangenani_kai on August 22nd, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
I love these Vlogs. I love them. You are awesome! When are you coming back to LA? :) We need more time to hang out!