2009: work in review

Matt Wertz – Everything’s Right
One Night Rodeo – Alive and Living
Shoe Carnival Spot
Documentary: Freedom Riders (playing in 2010 at Sundance)
Darryl Worley – Sounds Like Life to Me
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me (MTV VMA winner!)
St. Thomas Titans Commercial
American Lung Christmas Commercial
PushPlay – Midnight Romeo
Emily Osment – All the Way Up (still photos)
MinitMart Spots (x3)
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (Nashville segment – Parthenon)
Taylor Swift – Fifteen (first job as a swing; exterior shot on my 23rd birthday)
Auburn – Men’s Basketball Spot
Auburn – Women’s Basketball Spot
Angel Taylor – Like You Do
Brandi Carlile – Dreams (Shot in New Orleans)
Brandi Carlile – That Year (New Orleans)
Reba – Consider Me Gone
Josh Thompson – Beer on the Table
Shinedown – If You Only Knew
Justin Bieber – One Less Lonely Girl
Miranda Lambert – White Liar (production assistant + extra, haha)
Blaine Larsen – It Did
Blake Shelton w/ Trace Adkins – Hillbilly Bone
A Pure Country Gift (Feature)
Shane Yellowbird – music video (forget title)
Mat Kearney – All I Have
Tough Trade

Longest Day: Mat Kearney: 7am – 3am
Shortest Day: Returned a sound blanket to DR&A for a full day’s rate.
Coldest Day: One Night Rodeo – 20 degrees (or below) in airplane hanger.
Hottest Day: None stick out. This summer was pretty mild in comparison to 08.
Coffees Consumed: 132
Number of Times I “Copied That”: 2,830
Number of Pens Lost: 62
Most Embarrassing Moment: Falling asleep during filming of Freedom Riders documentary. Producer didn’t notice or was sleeping herself.
Silliest Moment: Dressing up with Michelle in outrageous dresses as last minute extras for Miranda Lambert music video. Or chatting away happily in the back of a transpo van with Neumann about deer jerky while the entire camera department from LA listened quietly (because they were horrified, I later learned).
Proudest Moment (In Retrospect): Accidentally pushing Justin Bieber off the sidewalk with a sandbag cart.

2009, you served me well. I met a lot of amazing people, learned so much about this business and enjoyed every morning — thank you, I hope the ride’s just begun.

Author: Laryssa

Laryssa has spent 6+ years working on an assortment of film and television projects. She writes about her experiences to help (and amuse) others. If she's not working, she's either traveling, reading or writing about travel, or planning travel. Follow , Twitter, or Facebook.

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  1. dang girl! well done! ps… I'm going to mardi Gras this year for me first time ever in Nola. yippee!

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  2. How about "Most Awkward Moment" like getting asked out via online video games?

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