Thursday, November 20, 2008

Taking Nicole McClain Back to the Old School ...

Welcome to my moment of taking a step back into the old school days of my modeling. Here is where it all began for those of you who were wondering. Names like Wilson's Leather, County Seat, JC Penney, and much more. The pictures were scanned so the quality isn't the greatest, but I will be posting them here and there nonetheless. Enjoy the timewarp!

Nicole McClain - 1998

Nicole McClain - 1998

Nicole McClain's Music of the Moment: Dust in the Wind by Boston

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Nicole McClain Does Infomercial for Cutting Edge Media

It may be nearing winter, but I'm spending more and more time with green beneath my feet and warmth on my face (from the bright lights that is!). There might be a lot of prep work and energy that goes into these commercials and web advertisements, but I'm loving every minute of my job. God has certainly blessed me and I can't be thankful enough.

Nicole McClain for Cutting Edge Media Infomercial
There are lines to memorize, fittings and dress rehearsals, getting booked at the studio (which every member of that team is awesome to work with), hair, makeup, test runs and the final takes. I'm sure no one could miss my bountiful and hopefully contagious laughter - we all seem to laugh and I'll even share some of that laughter with you in the behind the scenes videos I'll be posting.

Nicole McClain in the studio's makeup room

Out of my flippies and into my glammed up camera shoes

Yes, I tuck in my own shirts! I have to drawn the line somewhere!

Steam out my wrinkles and button me up!

In the studio before recording.
The studio is a very quiet and dark place before we begin. But before long there will be lights, cameras and action calls all surrounded by laughter and smiles.

Nicole McClain on the test screen.

Laughing, laughing, laughing.
The crew at the studio always makes sure everything is in place. My hair, my makeup and even bringing ice cold water or honey for my throat if I need it. You guys rock!

Candid shot between scenes.

On camera under the bright lights.

Touch up between scenes.

Mike watching me on camera making sure everything is perfect. Loved your help Mike!

Lights, Camera, Action!
I was actually making shadow puppets behind there.

Some of the kickbutt crew at the studio.

Touchup between scenes.

This mirror is straight out of Alice and Wonderland. I love it!

Nicole McClain reciting lines on camera.

Is this where we laughed at my italian impersonation?
This shot may have been taken during one of my italian impersonations caught on film. Wow, did this cause an uproar of laughter! Look for it in one of the videos - certainly a blooper!

Ok, so I was totally excited...

...but exhausted and pleased at the same time.

Nicole McClain's Music of the Moment: Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) by The Four Tops