|When we started working on this video shoot, it was around 7:30 pm on a Tuesday night. Wanting to follow a chronological order, I had hoped to do the scene in the fitness center first, which is on a lower level of the hotel. Jackie and I took a little walk, and found that there were two people already using the gym. How inconvenient! So we returned to the room and shot out the scene with her on the phone talking to her friend instead.
Afterward, we made another attempt to use the gym and we were greeted by the second guy, who was just leaving. Perfect timing. Jackie and I were fortunate enough not to be disturbed, so we ended up putting together the introductory scene that would run 3 minutes.
One of the things I enjoyed about working with Jackie was the pacing. I never felt rushed, and she seemed to be having a good time. Even when we were outside the room, while it was exciting, we managed to stretch out the bottomless scenes as long as possible.
Now I have assembled a clip of outtakes and extra video that runs about 7 and a half minutes. There are a number takes I did not use, or lines where Jackie’s improvised adlibbing lost the thread of what she was trying to say. It’s interesting to watch her mind at work, getting into the part she was asked to play. The last 2 minutes are some fun after the main video shoot.
I’ll give a standard disclaimer, this clip kind of shows how we got away with Jackie being bare from the waist down out in the hallways, even with the very real risk of other people around. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but just in case, I know some people don’t like to dispel the illusion of public nudity.
The video file can be downloaded at the link below. I have used Peanuth O’Toole’s title track for the opening music, and the more classical piece he arranged, called “Flotation Sweet”, at the end.