Who knew it was so hard to die? Today was my second attempt at acting (the first attempt was to play Jesus, and that was 33 years ago in a nativity play) and it is hard work. I had a tiny bit part in a scene that runs for about 40-50 seconds.
The scene involved my witnessing then attempting to stop a kidnapping and getting a knife through the chest for my troubles.
I think there were about 6-7 shots I was in, some of them we did up to 8 or 9 takes, plus 4-5 rehearsals.
There were also two other scenes shot on the day (in other locations) In total we worked for about 10 hours (7am – 5pm) for a total of about 2 – 2.5 minutes of finished film. It will get better as we get into the heavier dialogue scenes.