Guys I don’t understand
Why is it so hard to get out of the bath? I really don’t see why it’s so difficult. I mean I enjoy watching them struggle. But why? Just sit up. Put weight on your feet and stand up. Why are they climbing out?? I don’t get it.
*interlocks fingers, extends arms, flexs fingers, cracking sound*
Let me tell you about filming in a bath.
Have you seen the #messageforhero video on the candle waster’s channel? I’m the Brit in the Doctor Who T-shirt in the bath.
I was in my bath less than ten minutes. The camera was outside the bath, and there was no-one else in there with me. Our bath is bigger than average.
Getting out of the bath was much harder than it had any right to be. It was slippy, despite being dry, my clothes meant I couldn’t get any ‘purchase’ to push off against anything. I have now been doing exercise involving upper body strength for nine months, and that didn’t particularly help.
It feels like everything in your body has seized up, you’re so worried about the filming and what you have to say (and I didn’t even have a proper script - just printed notes taped under the camera with what I wanted to cover), the physical activity of getting out of the bath becomes almost too much for your brain to process - as if, you can do this almost automatically when there’s water in there, but as soon as it’s ‘different’, you can’t process how you deal with the situation.
I’m going to guess they were in there at least an hour. And there were three of them, and a camera, and a tripod. And that looks to be a standard sized bath.
I can totally believe that it was extremely uncomfortable to film, and very hard to extract themselves at the end - with three people, it’s going to be hard for everyone to get out without someone ending up with bruising in unexpected places. And it kind of feels like that bit with Bea was from the end and has been edited in to earlier on?