Does anything seem unusual in this screen grab from a commercial for a popular pizza chain? When I saw it on TV this morning, I immediately noticed a detail that struck me as completely illogical. Then, I realized this one detail beautifully supports the need for actors to be able to improv and take direction in auditions and on set.
I’ll point out the detail in a moment, in case you haven’t spotted it yet. First, let’s consider the story here. A customer came into the store to get pizza after a frustrating experience trying to order it online, presumably from another chain. We first see him with his hand through one laptop screen. When the employee behind the counter hands him the hot-and-fresh box of pizza, he lifts his left hand up to reveal it’s through a second laptop screen. The joke is nicely delivered, but the pesky detail remains. Continue reading