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!