OUR BACK ALLEY DURING SHOOTING
OUR BACK ALLEY AFTER SHOOTING
You see the crews all over Chicago. They have that same "top of the world" look, like they are doing and enjoying the best job on earth: Making movies. Creating worlds. Like God.
So this crew is walking through our back alley (tool belts, etc.). They always fan out like a bunch of hunters or soldiers with a look of ownership over every piece of ground they walk on.
Me (lots more hoof-in-mouth disease): "Did you guys clean up the alley?" (Our alley has been nicely cleaned since they stopped shooting in it.)
One of the crew: "No, we're the electricians."
Me: "Oh, you're the grip." (Duuuuuuuuuuuuh--the grip are lowly go-fers! I meant to say "gaffer," which is the head electrician.)
Same crew member: "No. We're the electricians."
Me: "Yeah, the grip."
Same crew member: "No. The grip are the ones with the blank looks on their faces."