I taped four
events during the GH weekend. These are my original event edits however
these are not slick professional videos but my goober home video, more of a fan
cam of the event. I was seated in the front row at all four events so there are
nice close up shots. Sound is good in all of the events with the Q&As as the
actors have microphones. During a few of the interviews at the Kick off and GH
Luncheon there can be some background noise as it does get loud in the press
room with all of the conversations. I was able to find a more out of the way
spot so I think the sound came out fairly well, except the interview with Adrian
during the Kick Off...its so noisy during that one that you can hardly hear my
questions. I do ask that my videos are not used to bash an actor. They all
showed up during the Southern California heat wave, it was 113 degrees the day
of the GH Luncheon, spent hours in a room with 500 fans, signing, taking
pictures and were incredibly generous.
Pillow Talk 2006 DVD - 2 hrs 45 minutes
Scrubs Event - Kimberly & Jason - 1 hr 15 mins
This was a fun event as they talked about their character's relationship, a lot
of good natured teasing back and forth. They are really cute together. The
Q&A is about 40 minutes, then they did a raffle and auctioned off a set
tour. Fans presented a charity donation made on their behalf.
Pillow Talk - Kirsten, Lindze, Julie - 1 1/2 hours
Lindze starts off the Q&A and brings in her dog. He was a rescue dog and she
is raising money for the animal shelter. She is soon joined by Kirsten
& Julie. They are cute together as they talk clothes, storyline, and
friendship. The Q&A lasts about 52 minutes. Then they do a charity auction.
Natalia stops by briefly during the auction. Scott arrives about an hour into
this event during the auction. He is so funny as he declares they are the worst
auctioneers ever and offers his expertise. This is very funny as Kirsten objects
to his approach and warns fans not to bid on his auction! <grin> Lindze
teases him about his side burns.
Party & GH Luncheon 2006 DVD - 2 hrs 58 minutes
Kick Off Event - 1 hr 10 mins
Adrian (Cruz), Ignacio, John J. York, Rick Hearst, Dirk Cheetwood. This
was a very casual cocktail party so there was no Q&A and only one
brief interview. I interviewed Adrian (though was rather loud in there so
his interview is audible but its hard to hear my questions), and shots of
Adrian, John, Iganacio, and Dirk with fans and a bit of Rick with fans.
Greg stops by, Lindze stop by but there isn't much footage on them.
Ignacios' band, "3 1/2 Feet Under" play. Cynthia Preston stops
by, and there are shots of her and Rick slow dancing, cute moment. Jason
& Kimberly stop by, Kimberly says a few words as does Jason, inviting
fans to their event on Saturday night.
GH Luncheon -1 hr 47 mins
In the press room I interviewed (about 22 minutes): John Ingle, Stuart
Damon, Lindze Leatherman, Julie Berman, Scott Clifton, John J. York,
Constance Towers, Jason Thompson, Ted King, Laura Wright, Ignaciao,
Steve Burton, Kimberly, and Rebecca Herbst. Back in the main ballroom the
actors are introduced: John Ingle does the introductions, Adrian Alvarez,
Denise Alexander, Julie Berman, Maurice, Steve, Dylan Cash, Dirk &
Drew Cheetwood, Tyler Christopher, Scott, Stuart, Sonya, Rick Hearst, Kent
Masters King, Becky, Ted, Lindze, Natalia, Kimberly, Ignacio, Jason,
Connie, Greg Vaughn, Bergen, Laura, and John J.
John York goes out with a roving mic to the fans for the Q&A portion
of the event with questions fielded to the following actors: Steve,
Kimb, Maurice, Stuart, Jason, Julie, Connie, Scott, Jackie, Laura, Jill
followed by the fan club awards:
Oustanding Official Web Site - Tyler Christopher's
Oustanding Offline Fan Club - Rick Hearst's
Outstanding Younger Actress - Julie Berman
Outstanding Younger Actor - Scott Clifton
Outstanding Supporting Actress - Rebecca Herbst
Oustanding Supporting Actor - Rick Hearst
(Note: Tristan arrives during this to huge applause)
Favorite Couple - Jason & Sam
Fan Favorite Award - Maurice Benard
Favorite Actress - Kelly Monaco
Favorite Actor - Steve Burton
the actors a standing ovation, which is returned as the actors also give
the fans a standing ovation in return. The autograph session begins,
Finola Hughes arrives during this portion. She stands up on a table and
waves to fans (not on the video). I have several minutes of the actors
meeting with fans, autographing items and taking pictures with fans.
During the autograph session I have shots of Tristan, Jason, Ted, Jason,
Greg, Adrian, Kim, Maurice, Steve, Natalia, John Ingle, John J., Bergen,
Tyler, Jackie, Connie, Kent, Laura (very classy lady she brought a huge
stack of 8x10 pictures that she gave away to fans!), Dirk & Drew,
Becky, Sonya, Finola, Scott, and Julie. Short clip of Rick with his fan
club award and he acknowledges his fan club president, Debby O'Connor.
Short interview welcoming Sonya and asking her how the role of epiphany
took off. Cute shot of Tristan and Finola together (no interviews as they
arrived after the press room and their lines were HUGE!).
As for any other events, I will email out information on any other event
videos that I hear of to my GH Event new edit email notification group
through yahoo. This group usually only receives a couple of emails a year
with information on the GH Fan weekend and SSW (if I'm able to attend). I
recommend checking the official web sites and emailing the web masters for
information on any other official fan club videos. For instance, Tyler's
fan club president - Sheri usually offers a video of his event. Becky's
fan club usually offers a video of her event. There was a video cam at
Wally's Bingo event but I don't know if they will offer a video of that
event or not. Check with Wally's official site and the Kurth & Taylor
Foundation. There is no video taping allowed (that I know of) for Rick
Hearst, Greg, Steve's. I don't know of anyone who recorded or who had
permission to offer Maurice or Nancy Lee's. I don't record or offer any
individual actor events unless I have permission of the event organizer. I
was not able to attend Nancy Lee's event this year so I'm not able to
offer that one this year.