Happy Friday!! First off let me say I’m sorry for the absence of the Tuesday post but it was my Birthday and honestly I totally forgot to write it up Monday even though I was off. I don’t know what the hell happen. I honestly thought all day Monday that it was still Sunday and when I finally realized that it was Monday it was way too late to write-up a post because I had a 530Am Calltime on Tue. So my apologies, I try not to miss any days on here but at times it happens. Life. Happens. Mary J. Happens. I was thinking about just writing 2 posts today but we’ll see how that works out. I’m at work today and tomorrow so I don’t exactly have all the time in the world and I highly doubt that will happen now that I really think about it. I think you all will be alright, it’s not like I’m writing an ongoing saga here. Today I’m writing this post on set. Which may sound very inconvenient however I will say that when I started this blog I wrote almost all my posts on Set. I’ve since changed and try to write them at home now but I will say that I do enjoy writing while I’m in it. I’m submerged in the insanity as I share it with all of you, Hahahaha! I think I might try to do it some more. Alright enough mumbo jumbo, let’s get into this shall we?!
Studio teachers, some of the most…how should I say this….animated people that are part of our business is the topic of today’s post. If you don’t work in the business let me break down what a studio teacher does. Basically when we have kids on Set we always have a Studio Teacher that is there to teach the kids. The kids work during the week so naturally they can’t go to regular school hence the Studio teacher brings the education to them. I remember when I was a kid and I found out that there were teachers that would teach you at home I went on a tantrum because that’s what I wanted. I hated going to school as a kid and I remember begging my parents to get me a teacher. I had absolutely no concept of how much it cost I just wanted it. I was a bit of an asshole kid alright, what do you want me to tell you?
Now that we’re all on the same page and we’ve established what a studio teacher does let me explain why I’m talking about them in the first place and that’s because I’m starting to believe that more than half of them are bat shit crazy. Seriously, I really wish that I was just being over dramatic with that assessment but I’m being sincere. Some of the teachers that I have worked alongside in the past several years I say probably should go in for a psych evaluation. It’s not just me that sees this either, if you ask anyone that’s worked on a crew that has kid actors/actresses I bet you they all have a crazy studio teacher story. Once again this is yet another odd part of the film making structure that I don’t feel people talk about enough and if they do, I haven’t seen anything written on it. I also haven’t done extensive research but if there has been, there’s nothing being done about it. Because I definitely know that they’re still around. I see them on every set and 9 times out of 10 they look and act like the stereotypical looney grandma or grandpa that we see in Film and TV.
Alright let’s not get out of hand here maybe it’s more like 8 out of 10. I don’t know, I just know that there is more than I feel there should be. While there is a good amount that seem sane I’m really concerned about the rest to be honest. I wrote a post on here about how I feel about kids working in our business and my concerns with that whole thing. However I didn’t really think about the teacher or what they actually were learning. Now, every time I work with one of these…less than mediocre teachers I wonder if they are even doing a good job teaching these kids. I once heard a story a bit ago from someone I was working with that over heard the teacher telling the kid not to move their mouth while they read. WHAT THE FUCK?!? Is that a thing? Is that some new type of reading technique that is being taught in school? Because if it is let me just say that it’s fucking stupid. Who cares if you move your mouth while you read? Now granted, I wasn’t there to hear her make this suggestion. I’m basing it on what someone heard and I never stand behind that 100% because well…I wasn’t there. However I don’t see why she would make this up or how she would make up such a ridiculous lesson. What would be her end game (The person that told me the story)? So I actually do think this teacher said this nonsense. I move my mouth all the time when I read, I would love for someone to try to tell me now that’s wrong. Granted these are just kids and they probably wouldn’t say anything but if I was a parent I would definitely want to listen to what they are teaching my kid and if I heard something like that I would politely take them to the side and let them know what a crock of shit that is.
AANND on that fine string of words, Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out another post here at Were Not Rolling. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend full of fun and excitement or relaxing alone time. Wherever your weekend may take you may you enjoy it. Please make sure to donate to the people in Texas as well this weekend. They need all the help they can get right now and while posts and kind words help they really need money everyone so look up a charity and donate today. Get your family and friends to donate. Even if it’s a dollar, it will help. Be good to one another and I’ll be back with a new post next Tuesday.