Bus Boy

Last fall, I filmed a commercial for Charlottesville Transit Services for local TV, and I’m told that it started airing last week.

The filming was a laid-back affair; I was there for about an hour, sitting on an idling bus with some local notables playing the role of the bus passengers and a cool firefighter/part time CTS employee playing the role of cheerful bus driver. We took turns reciting our lines over and over while a 20-something guy wearing an “Evil Dead” t-shirt pointed a tiny video camera at us. A great deal more time was spent recording, apparently, but that was the extent of my involvement.

So, it’s airing now, but I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve had several people tell me — entirely correctly — that I’m rather out of place in the ad, given that it features some of Charlottesville’s world-famous notables, political leaders and…er…me. For what it’s worth, I’ll warrant that I’m the only person in the ad that actually rides the bus, but that’s purely speculation.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »