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Ah, splitsville

For the next two days, we’re working splits.

A split is a workday that’s half daytime/half nighttime – some people hate them, but I don’t mind them at all – today’s 11 am call (noon crew call, but we’ve got an hour pre-call) means I’ll miss the traffic both ways, and still get home at a decent hour (decent in that I don’t have to see the sun come up as I’m driving home, which I hate).

Tomorrow’s a split too, but I have to get up early to go back to the podiatrist in order to pick up my orthotics (about fucking time, too. My feet have been killing me this week).

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5 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    I always enjoyed splits, until that Thursday split that goes until 2 or 3 in the morning. Then all of a sudden it’s nights and you feel so jipped.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I work on set as a prop assistant and on set dresser. A few years ago I went through something similar with my feet. I ended up gettting orthodics too.
    I love them!!!!!!! Just remember to follow your podiatrists instructions. Your feet need time to get used to them. The bones and muscles will be settling in at first. Once you get through the adjustment you’re feet will be soooooooo HAPPY.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It’s 3 am and my split is over! Woo Hoo! Splits are great, miss the traffic both ways, never deal with sun up! We are shooting at LA Center. Love that place. It’s like shooting in a real building and city street but it’s a “film friendly” place because the whole place is a studio / location. It’s kinda like a real world simulator for film crews!

  4. Anonymous says:

    There’s nothing worse than when you work a 5pm night call and you end up racing the sunrise home, uncertain if you’ll have to endure that yucky vampire feeling.

  5. Peggy Archer says:

    Steve – of course, as soon as I typed that, that’s exactly what happened Thursday night.

    Anon – I already love the orhthotics, and today was the 6 hour day!

    Anon – the only thing worse than the vampire feeling is the ‘I’m fucked up’ feeling from sitting on the couch and drinking a beer at 6 am.

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