You will not believe where I went today! Kath
took me to the film studio to watch Jackie shoot his new movie!
The movie is called Rob-B-Hood and it's a comedy about a thief
with a good heart. The film stars Jackie and a little baby named
Matthew. Matthew wasn't there the day I visited, so I didn't
get to meet him. But I had such a great time anyway! Jackie
really likes me and since he knows that I am very quiet and
well behaved, he took me all over the set.
Here is a photo of me sitting in the director's seat next to
And here I am with the director of the movie,
Benny Chan. Benny has directed many of Jackie's movies and he's
a really nice man. I gave him a few tips about how to get the
best emotion out of his actors. I think he was happy to have
After Jackie, Benny, and I talked about some
more scenes, I went to look around the set a little bit. It's
a very large room with really high ceilings. It is probably
about the same height as your school gym and about half the
size. I noticed that one of the stuntmen was playing cards over
in the corner, so I introduced myself to him. He was very friendly
His name is Ken Low and he's very famous. He
was in Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, and many other movies with Jackie.
He is a world champion kick boxer, so I decided not to make
him angry in any way. Here I am with Ken:
I asked him why he had a blue dragon painted
on his head and he told me that the character he plays in Rob-B-Hood
is a tough guy, so he needed to look tough. Do you think he
Just as I was about to say goodbye to Ken,
Jackie came over and told me that it was time for my scene.
Oh, I forgot to tell you! I am performing one of the stunts
in the movie. I had to go to "make-up" and "hair"
(that's the way we talk in the film business). Jackie's personal
hair dresser, Ronald, gave me a quick touch up.
|Next it was over to wardrobe (that's the place
where you get dressed up for your scene). We looked through the
clothes, but Jackie wears a size or two larger than me, so they
didn't really fit. They decided that I was wearing the perfect
outfit for the scene anyway, so I didn't have to get changed:
Jackie led me over to one of the sets (a "set"
is a place where they film the scenes for the movie) and I waited
while he explained to the stunt team who I was and what I was
doing there. (A "stunt team" is a group of people
who train very hard so that they can perform stunts in movies.
A stunt is when someone falls down the stairs, has a fist fight,
jumps out a window, etc.) Jackie told me that I should never
try any of the stunts that I see in movies. He said that the
team is highly trained and there are a lot of hidden safety
devices that are used to make sure no one gets hurt during filming.
Here's Jackie discussing my stunt with the team:
Then it was time for my stunt! I took a deep
breath while Jackie got me ready. Here I am with Jackie as he
prepares me to be lifted way up to the ceiling on a rope (I'm
so flat that it's hard to see me in the photo!):
And here I am going up, up, up in the air:
I was a little nervous to be up so close to
the ceiling, but Jackie shouted encouragement to me from below.
I performed my stunt and then the crew applauded, and then let
Jackie was very pleased with my performance and gave me the
Afterwards, Jackie asked me to help out a little
bit more so I gave him a little advice about the camera while
he filmed a scene. Jackie does a very good job with filming
and I know he appreciated my help:
|Jackie showed me all the different equipment
on the set and he wanted to show you too. Here is Jackie telling
you that this piece of equipment is called a crane. He repeated
it a few times so you could learn better. "Crane. Crane."
|Soon it was time to leave, so I rushed over
to have a quick game of basketball with Ken Low before I had to
say goodbye. You may wonder why all these games are on a movie
set. It is because the scene in the movie takes place in a game
room. Since there is so much equipment (cameras, rigs, etc.) they
can't fit everything into a real game room, so they build a special
one at the movie studio. It looks just like a real game room):
I said goodbye to everyone and Jackie
insisted that we take one last photo of me with the camera:
I said thank you to Jackie and the
crew, and Kath and I headed back to the office.
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