Bloopers, Flash & Videotape
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
I have a piece up at Connotation Press (Thanks to the uber-fab Meg Tuite!) for this month of May. It’s actually a video reading of my flash fiction “An Ordinary Broken Heart”. Or if you like to do things the 1930s way, feel free to read it instead.
What no one tells you about video readings is that they are tricky bastards.
Now I’m not shy. The camera is my friend. I like to ham it up on occasion.
Yet having to read anything more than 200+ words and make it all the way through without so much as a stutter is challenging. I won’t pretend it isn’t.
Over two days, I went through numerous clothing changes, switched positions, changed inflection, to get it just right. Basically, I fumbled my way through it like a drunk freshmen on prom night, slurring my words and grasping for bra straps. The worst part of all of it is nearly making it all the way through the reading and then it all goes FUBAR with one misread.
So many takes. So many tries. Much cursing ensued. And because of all these video-reading shenanigans I thought a blooper reel was in order.
Enjoy it here:
And again, big, for-real-real thanks to Connotation Press and Meg Tuite for not forcing me to wear a paper bag over my head as I read. Thank you!