WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
This Project lasted for 3 weeks and…well…..it sucks and i hate it. but…..read on to understand all….
…the brief is cool and I really love the concept -> to find a place distant and deserted from public with it’s own distinctive character and personality, meditate, collect and contemplate in there, and based on that come up with a project/concept to be realised within that space of a place…..
so what could get wrong?
number of things.
after I found a place where i wanted to do my film, i had to finish the concept, which is a combination of Beckett-esque influenced absurd drama, and a psychology (freud-ego-superego-id etc)
and most importantly I wanted an authentic performance, so I expected an improv from my actor/actress…..since originally what I’ve been looking for was an female act
Tuesday I had to meet up with my actress to explain to her my vision rehearse and shoot…but that never happened….
when it came to the shooting day she hadn’t had even the balls to call me, or text me that she’s not coming nor she replied to any attempt to communicate…so..what one does in such a situation?
calls a back-up option actor, who was Joe from the ritual shoot, who was all cool to do it, but when it came to Thursday and the shoot, he had some sort of personal problems and called in, that he’s not doing it…so I asked James….from the same video as Scale and Ritual….which, I don’t have a problem with working with him as such, but I simply don’t want to over use someone when making films…..burnign them out or our common inspiration…well…when…it could have ended here…but…..
so this was partially a set research for this thing…I like the idea of urban exploring and abandoned derelict object…so i was looking for such one, that …I didn’t find around the water reservoirs, but I find my little perfect shed that was just around the corner from where I live, there is and old garden….very…unkept….:)
and there is a very particular shed, here I got some pictures of it
unfortunately these are the only ones I have because of my lucky karma this week.
a) after the shoot here I’ve realised my files on the card are corrupted and on top of everything I’ve formatted the card before I’ve realised there are some useful files still (DUMB DUMB DUMB DUMB!
b) the next day when we wanted to do the shoot again, we simply couldn’t because….it was bloody raining and we need to carry electricity over to the shed…and simply…long story short, I’ve already managed to kick out the electricity in the plugs …so…..we didn’t do that….so…IMPROV
IMPROV IMPROv IMPROV (and makeshift filmmaking….taping the mic to the camera
well this is our new space, we had to confine….
it was a very stressful week for both of us and it fortunately reflected onto the final piece,….with an amazing performance and lots of energy and emotions