GO AWAY CHOPPA…


Hello, welcome to another post here at We’re Not Rolling. How are you? Did you have a short or long day yesterday? Did you get to see the family or do they continue to be a distant memory? Continue reading “GO AWAY CHOPPA…”

The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 15


In this weeks Episode 15 I talk about snowboarding in Mammoth with a group of friends, the Oscars and how much I don’t care about them, fast food in tiny American towns and I share a few stories. Rest In Peace to Mr Bill Paxton who we lost yesterday. Thank you for all you amazing work and our thoughts are with your friends and family. Have an excellent week everyone and thanks for listening. Check it out here at We’re Not Rolling, Soundcloud and iTunes every Monday morning and Please Subscribe!

-PEACE

Actors Are Just People Too…


Happy Friday everybody! Holy shit, time seems to be flying on this other show I just jumped on. We’re already into week 4 of this bad boy. That means we only have 10 more weeks left after this week is over. That’s only 50 “wake-ups”. Continue reading “Actors Are Just People Too…”

Do We Talk About Work Too Much…


Happy Tuesday folks. I can’t say or write folks and not think of Porky Pig. He really owned that word. I’m sorry that the post is late but as you might have already figured out when I have free time my posts will usually be late. Continue reading “Do We Talk About Work Too Much…”

The Toke Talking Podcast Episode 14

I apologize that the podcast is late but I had a long ass night..friends birthday…beer..music..fun..just waking up now…thinking about going back to bed BUT first here it is, EPISODE 14. This week I have on my long time friend Trino Morgado. I’ve known this cat since before we were legally able to drive everyone. This was definitely a Film Industry heavy talk episode. Particularly if you’re looking to get into the DGA, this episode will definitely make you laugh as we talk about all the inner and outer workings of the guild. We talk about snoozing, woman’s booties (AGAIN! I know I have a addiction OK!) and a few other topics. I had to edit the end for reasons that I explain in the podcast but I also ramble about all the rain in LA, The Lego Batman Movie, John Wick and the Leah Remini Documentary on A&E. Come have a listen to it NOW! Here and on these other formats as well..itunes, Soundcloud.

-PEACE

Working for free…


Happy Friday folks, how are you today? The weekend is upon us! First, I know this post is late and I apologize. I got home late-ish last night and just couldn’t muster the energy to write another one of my ridiculous, sometimes interesting, sometimes I wonder what I was thinking posts here at We’re Not Rolling. Continue reading “Working for free…”

What’s My Call Time…

 

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another post here at We’re Not Rolling. How was your weekend? I had a rather busy two days. I watched some movies (The Batman Lego Movie & John Wick 2..both great!), I went to the Angel City Brewery in Downtown (Beer, great!) and helped my buddy move from the Valley. All of which were quite enjoyable, including the move. It had to be the easiest, fastest and most efficient moving I’ve ever helped with. I’m actually jealous as shit that I could never have a move that went so smoothly because of all the shit I own. I own enough crap for 2..maybe even 3 people. Every time I move it takes all day and then some. Plus I need to have a full staff of movers..Hahaha. I started helping my friend move at 1030 AM and by 4 the truck was already being returned to U-Haul. We were having dinner and a beer by 530, it was pretty impressive. I didn’t even break a sweat the entire time we moved. What the Fuck? I really need to sell or toss out some of the stuff I have. I want to have a simple, crap free life too..Hmmm..I’ll think about it..Let’s get into this shall we?

Call time, for those of you not in the business a call time is basically the equivalent of opening time at a store. Everyday we have a call time for the crew and that is the time when we will begin filming our day. However everyone also has an individual call time for when they are expected to be on set. Think about it as the in time that it says on your schedule at your respected job. Now in all other types of jobs that I have worked in..retail, cooking, office jobs…it’s always up to the employee to know at what time they are supposed to be at work. I mean my bosses at the time would mention to me that the schedule was out but ultimately it was on me to know my schedule. They didn’t call me, text me or have to hunt me down to let me know at what time I needed to be at work. This is normal, right? This is how I imagined work life would always be and how I thought it was everywhere. I thought people were responsible for maintaining THEIR own job. Which I always thought it entailed, knowing when the Fuck you need to be there amongst other things.

Then I moved to L.A, started working in the film industry and realized very quick that apparently in this business it’s someone else’s job to let you know when to be at work not for you to find out on your own because Fuck being an adult right? The 2nd A.D is in charge of making sure they talk to everyone or at least the heads of all the departments and to make sure they know at what time they need to be at work. Now this would almost be an alright job task with the exception that if the 2nd A.D misses someone and they show up late or early to work then that persons lateness or earliness falls on the 2nd A.D. Ok, WHAT IN THE FLYING FUCK?! Why is this a thing? How in the shit did someone’s job become another’s responsibility. Is that not just strange? I mean really, who made this decision? I need to do some research and back track it’s origin because I find it very unfair. It could also be something that just happen on a show and then was carried over as well. That happens in our business at times. For example, maybe this 2nd A.D on a show way back when forgot to call someone and give them the call time and the next day that producer or higher up got angry, blamed the 2nd. Then went on to do that on another show and blamed another 2nd A.D. Meanwhile all his people who are working with him are watching him act this way and start thinking “Well it must be the 2nd A.Ds responsibility to make sure everyone knows what time they work” and before you know it BOOM the whole industry just added another responsibility which I doubt is in anyones contract to the 2nd A.D title. On the other hand I also know that A.Ds like to stress themselves out at times for no fucking reason and maybe their the ones that bestowed the job task upon themselves. Whatever the case may be in the grand scheme of it all the idea that someone else is responsible for letting another person know when to be at work is ridiculous. I get it if the person is a day player and not part of the crew but if you work everyday I think it should be on you to know when to be at work. I’ve worked with2nd A.Ds that couldn’t sleep all night because a crew member didn’t call them back to confirm their call time. HUH? I just think that’s total madness. How can a person stress out so much about someone else being late to their job? Unless you referred that person

I was on a show not to long ago where we had some camera guys come in early because they prior to wrap the day before. The call pushed, they didn’t check their email and then wanted to be act all pissed off and blaming everyone else because they came in early and no one told them. How fucking old are we people? You have access to the same technology that we all do. Why wouldn’t you check your email? When I work one of the last things I do, 10-20 minutes before bed is I look at my call sheet and double-check my time. Then I double-check all my alarms. Everything else I do in a mad dashing race in the morning BUT at the very least I am responsible enough to check at what time I need to be at MY job. I just don’t think enough people get fired to be honest. I’m not only talking about this industry either. I’m talking about everywhere. I think if more people were fired, jobs would be appreciated a lot more. Hahahaha. I’m such an idiot.

Alright, enough rambling for today. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the weekly madness here at We’re Not Rolling. I’ve actually started to notice a small constant couple of reoccurring views every Tuesday and Friday and I really want to say how much I appreciate that people are reading this thing. I haven’t mentioned it in a while but I would love to start a section where people share their own stories on here so Please, send me your stories, rants, observations…anything that is related to working in this crazy business that you would like to share. You can stay anonymous or I will happily credit you for the post. Have an excellent week and I’ll talk to you all on Friday!

-PEACE

The Monday Morning Toke Talking Podcast Episode 13


This week I have my good friend Olivia on the show. We discuss online dating in LA, road rage, yoga being so boring you can fall asleep and a whole bunch of other stuff. Come check it out and have a laugh this morning.

-PEACE

Why Are We Not Filming…


Happy muthafuckin Friday everyone!! How is everybody doing? I had a pretty fantastic week I must say. I was home everyday at a reasonable time…aaaand I wish I had much more to add to that but shit, that alone accounts for a lot of my happiness I’ve realized. Time is just so valuable, especially the older you get. Continue reading “Why Are We Not Filming…”

I Miss Theme Fridays…

Happy Tuesday everyone! How was everyones Super Bowl weekend? How about that game huh? Holy shit, that was an epic!! Continue reading “I Miss Theme Fridays…”