God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
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Too Much Fun

OK, I'm back home from my foray into guerrilla film-making...and what a foray it was.  Main interesting point is that I was a little mistaken in my "help".  I wasn't helping make the film...I was the film.  Yep, the whole short had one character...me. 

But I'm not a frog, and none of you are bunnies, so let's not jump ahead of ourselves.  Due to locations, we decided to meet up downtown, first, and travel from there to the shooting location.  Got there, and parking was a freakin' bitch (as it is in most downtown areas), so I jumped out while Di looked for parking, since dude was supposedly waiting on me.  Get in and find him not there...turns out he was slightly delayed, too.  Eventually, though, we all hooked up, jumped in his car, and off we went.

Travelling to the hospital where we were shooting, we were clued in to a rather important point of tonight's filming: we didn't technically have permission to be shooting where we were (very Cecil B. Demented, no?).  He has a friend in Surgery, who said we could get into an examination room for a while, as long as we didn't disturb anyone.  So in we sneak, equipment bags at the ready.  Got hold of his friend, and she showed us to the room.

Played with the lighting for a while, trying to get it right.  Little background, here: the film is shot from the point of view of a person, just waking up, and the shot is on me, the whole time.  I needed to be in silhouette/shadow most of the shot, so the lighting had to be right.  Finally, we realized that the light off of the computer monitor there would wok fine, and we started going.

Very informal, lots of fun.  We did about 13 takes (the film short is only a couple minutes long), changing little details as we went.  Now, I've done plenty of acting, but it's all been stage acting.  I haven't done any camera acting, so this was new for me.  It goes a long way towards explaining why I felt like I didn't do that good, but Edward seemed to like it, so I'm happy with it.

All in all, I needed that.  Way fun, had a great time (and was nice to get out of the house).  Hopefully, I might get to work with him again, some day.
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