Shooting: “General Hospital” @ ABC Prospect Studios. Let’s start off by me admitting how freakin’ nervous I am about shooting this. As I’ve said before, I’ve never been on a soap set before and I’ve always heard about how little prep time/rehearsal one gets and just how much shooting they do in a single day.
Fortunately, the dialogue in my two short scenes is pretty straight forward and I don’t have any weird physical moves to make.
My call time was 7:15am. I drove on the lot, parked, went through security to get on the stage and checked in with the first AD. She signed me in and I went back to security to get my room assignment. Ironically, I was assigned to a room that is usually reserved for a guy that I know that is a contract player on the show.
About 10 minutes later I called to the stage for a rehearsal. Admittedly, I don’t normally watch GH, but I had been watching it all week to be more informed about the tone of the show and who was who. I recognized a few of the contract players right away. We walked through it 2 quick times and I was released to go back to my room.
About 30 minutes later it was my turn in front of the cameras. By this time I felt pretty good and almost relaxed. We did one rehearsal and two takes and that was it. I was wrapped by 9:30am.