Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Films: Shearer Genius Designs

I’d like to introduce a new feature here at The Craig Report that I may or may not commit to doing on a weekly basis. I’m going to call it Friday Films! (Please note: Actual films may or may not be featured.)

Our first gem was filmed in 2002, but I only recently purchased the software to convert old video tapes to digital. So – hooray! – you are all in for a real treat as we gather around and watch old home movies starring the Craigs!

WAIT, DON’T GO!

This will be worth your 60 seconds.

For our first installment of Friday Films, I’d like to showcase my adorable wife, Katie. (I sort of have her permission.) This film is entitled “Shearer Genius Designs.”

Here is the Behind the Scenes story. Katie was feeling flummoxed about the decorating of our home. She just didn’t feel this was her talent. After mentioning this to our dear friend and yours, Jeni Shearer, Jeni stopped by one afternoon and in the sum total of about 20 minutes, completely changed our home for the better.

Because Katie is so clever and delightful, she couldn’t just write a simple note thanking Jeni for her help. No. She did this. She filmed a “thank you” for Jeni – in the form of a fake infomercial-style tribute.

I’m not sure what my favorite part is, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to two things. One, the “character” that Katie decided to play in her infomercial has it all: including some sort of throat-warble, fake mole drawn above her lip, and a wonky eye. I would watch an entire movie about this character. My other favorite thing is Katie’s dedication to getting it done. Not only was she holding the camera herself, she was also battling three tiny children who, as you’ll be able to see, almost refused to let her film without their interference. Yet, she managed to out-maneuver the outnumbering marauders.

One final note, there is no such thing as Shearer Genius Designs, though there should be. So don’t bother Googling it or trying to hire their services. Katie made up the name. But with a name like Shearer, it practically makes itself up.

Enjoy your Friday Films!

10 comments:

Kathy said...

LOVED IT!!

Johnson Family said...

I have missed seeing Katie's "crazy eyes." Erik and I LOVE them and they make us wet our pants every time we see them. Better go change...

Kim said...

So awesome. Katie does it once again. Way to go and all while keeping a straight face. Amazing.

LisAway said...

Oh that is awesome. I love the random kid arms in the background too. Except it's not really fair that you made us watch that and yet we really CAN'T have Shearer Genius Designs help us. I find I NEED them to make-over my home too! So convincing. And I'd pay extra if I could also have the crazy eye (is it something you get when SGD makes over your home?). So lovely.

Josh said...

I'm sure you kids completely ignored you the 30 min before you made that movie and the 30 min after. But the for the 1 minute that you were on camera they ABSOLUTELY had to have your attention NOW!!

I agree - can we get some shots of the design?

Cailean said...

As Jeni's sister-in-law (I'm Rohan's sister), I can vouch for her talents making my eyes go crazy too! Funny video!

DeNae said...

Wait, Katie's eyes don't always look like that? I think I need to clean my glasses more regularly. And I think I've already weighed in on the subject of "Bungee Cords and Cheerful Child Containment." Some day you'll thank me.

Camille said...

I've always thought of Katie as so grounded and normal. Well not any more...watch out for that wack job! ;) She is hilarious! I love it....

Jill said...

This is fabulous. Katie, how do you do that with your eyes?! My favorite part: "...from sheer poo, to sheer poo-retty!"

Libby Ipson said...

Someday I'll be as cool as Katie........someday.