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Documentary Update: Hal in the Shower :comments

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Tags: production, Video sharing, Voyeurism

Tuesday was the first official day of documentary shooting. The idea for this first day was just to show my relatively mundane boring life, pre-peep. I got E. dressed, the whole family had breakfast (actually our second breakfast since this was around 10 am and E. wakes up at precisely 6 every morning (why! why!). It was all fairly painless and, in that weird, they’re paying so much attention to me way, kinda fun.

Then it came time for me to get ready to go to the CBC to do a pre-book launch interview, and on to the Peep book launch from there. I was commanded to strip to my boxers. Sally Blake (who’s directing) wanted me to shave but at the last minute I realized I had no shaving cream. (I hadn’t been planning to shave before the launch, preferring the 2 days growth hipster look I’d been planning for months…) Sorry Sally! I felt weirdly like I’d let everyone down. We settled for me pretending to trim my nose and eyebrow hairs. (Weirdly enough, W. had spontaneously attacked my nose hairs earlier that day, so there wasn’t really much left to go at.)

Anyway, eventually I ended up in the shower with the camera crew and Sally filming through and over the opaque glass. I thought I would feel embarrassed but it didn’t really bother me all that much. The world had better watch out: my hairy back is coming to a small screen near you.

I washed my hair for about 10 minutes. At first they weren’t happy with the quantity of lather, so I had to take that up a notch by randomly grabbing one of W.’s “volumizing” shampoos and really going to town.

DocSudsy closeup

note the back hair!

When it was finally done, I primly strolled over to the bedroom wrapped in a towel and selected and donned my launch outfit while the cameras looked on.

Hal pre-peep was quickly merging with Hal in peepland, me thinks.

Overall, the whole experience was more boring than anything else. It was basically me doing what I normally do, though not necessarily at that particular time or in that exact way. Basically what we shot was Hal performing Hal.

Sally’s take on this – over on her part of the site – is that I’ll stop being so self conscious once I forget the cameras are there. I guess that’s the thing – will I ever manage to forget the cameras are there? Do I want to?

DocFilming Hal in the showersallymirror

what’s up sally? you seeing something you don’t like?


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Nothing I haven’t seen before darlin!

By Sally on 2009 05 22



The Bloggist

Hey, I’m Hal Niedzviecki. I’m a writer/thinker who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wife and daughter. Up till now I’ve always considered myself a private person. But at the same time I’m fascinated by people who effortlessly open themselves up to the whole world. So I’ve… more...



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