One of the first things I was taught in film school was Murphy’s law (Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong). When making a movie you have so many people, props, locations and equipment involved something is bound to go wrong. The actor doesn’t have a big enough trailer, the coffee didn’t have soy milk, the shark doesn’t look real or there was murder the night before at the bar you were going to shoot at and now the police won’t let you in. Just little things like that could happen and mess everything up. Every time I work on a video, weather it’s mine or someone else’s, I look around for the repugnant Murphy and he’s farkakte law. This video we did for CLS limo company was no exception. The worst part was I knew something was gonna go bad, I tried to ignore that thought (it’s a self defense mechanism). Then it happened. My extras bailed on me. I didn’t have any party goers for the a party video. The whole thing is ruined. I had my videographer, my script, a limo but no actors.
All was lost…or so I thought. Right when I got the text that my group of ladies had died in a horrible hair curling accident will not be making it to the shoot that evening I got a call from an old friend of mine, Chase Bingham, who lives in St. George. He was in town selling his car. He needed a ride and a place to stay. I told him that if he would help me come up with an idea for a video and act in it, I would drive him around and give him shelter for the night. He agreed to the terms and together we came up with this video. Although it didn’t turn out exactly the way we envisioned it, I like it.
Moral of the story; to conquer Murphy’s law, one must have Chase Bingham on their side.
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