Well. That was an utter waste of eight hours. We did our first shoot for “Zeyen and Nazia”, the short film we’re making for my Cinema Production class. Now, our actress was great in auditions when she was interacting with another person, but when she’s just doing stuff on her own? GAH. And my role was “Acting Coach”, so it was my job to try to figure out how to cajole a SINGLE FACIAL EXPRESSION out of her. And one of these was a very emotional, pivotal scene! Her face was totally blank the entire time, even when Gopal (the screenwriter) and I tried to coach her from off-camera, to tell her what to do. AAARGH. And my experience was not improved by the untimely death of my digital camera or the looming Poli Sci midterm tomorrow morning.