Years ago I was working a shoot for a toy (it was a video based educational toy). We're all there ready to go, tapes all loaded up on those BVH 2000's, camera ops, light guys, sound guys, beautiful set, wonderful actors, puppets, and puppetiers. This was a huge shoot. Had to be there by 7:30 am to go.
7:30 comes and goes and we're all waiting. The whole day goes by. Not a nanosecond on tape. Same thing the second day. Finally in the middle of the third day we find out what was going on. The Art Director and the Producer were duking it out over the set. So we settled in to watch the Ollie North trial (yeah, it was THAT long ago)-- cast and crew. We got to know eachother pretty well. This went on for two weeks. Yep, you read that right. TWO WHOLE WEEKS! They ashcanned the set and started all over while we waited.
And that's how I met Jambie from Pee Wee's Playhouse.
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Would love to hear other's tales of "Hurry up and Wait". Post 'em if you got 'em!