Filming the eBay trained horse Commercial
Scout the horse is back in the Big Apple for the filming of an eBay commercial. The film crew got some great still shots, and it was loads of fun. We are staying at one of New York Cityís horse friendly hotels, and everyone is having a great time. Scout is enjoying his hotel suite, but Noel the doggie is a bit jealous.
We are filming a commercial for eBay where a blind fellow finds the perfect dress shoes for his seeing eye pony. Here are some shots of the filming by the production company.Itís just like our blind people do when they make their own shoes for their guide horses.
The commercial is a huge production, with over 50 crewmembers, actors and NYC police to block-off the streets for the outdoor scenes.
Best of all, we have our own caterer on the street:
In one scene, Scout has to go potty on cue, but he did not need to go at the time, so the crew improvised a stream of horse pee using yellow mouthwash and a tube.
Normally Scout will pee on cue, but only if he needs to go:
We filmed today on the lower east side, and it was great to have all of the crew and police to keep the street clear for filming:
Jen1 and Christina were Scout's aids, and they helped Janet keep him sparkly clean and fresh:
Last time we were in NYC, Scout got to meet scientist Jane Goodall:
This is Justin (lead role) with Randy, the director, sitting on a park bench for the first scene on the lower east side, near alphabet city.
The actor who play Luis (the blind teen) was played by Justin, a very nice young man.
The director (Randy) was quite a visionary fellow and he was quite fond of Scout.
Scout is a highly trained guide horse, and Justin learned to drive him quickly.
We had over 100 people on the crew and police to block the streets for the shooting.
Scout was dressed to the nines with his Nike Air Jordan "Hoops":
In the last scene, Scout posed at the prom with his Nike Air Force One tennis shoes.
Scout likes New York City, and he attended an improv show sponsored by Monkey Dick: