Part of my job is to actually score for the film sequences I have also shot and directed myself. However, because we’ve been pressed for time in the last few weeks, the group decided to just use a bunch of … Continue reading →
Here’s a work in progress. For my sound comp project that requires us to create and self-direct our own sound composition for screen media, I have decided to use this 2012 Filipino indie movie called ‘Aparisyon’ as my visual material. … Continue reading →
So, what do we plan to do on stage? As I said in my previous posts, the group will be starting to range over the components of the second half of the live performance.
I would break the rule if I stipulate the products of our conceptualisation on this blog. But on the whole, the performance is a combination of the important things we have learned over the years of studying in the university with the intention of even promoting the course.
Luvo sessions during breaks. Believe it or not, it helps us think.
It is scrupulously challenging to come up with a material that is creative, interesting, and clever; a material that also embodies the new knowledge, learnings and expertise we have gained in the three years we were doing the course, in a manner that is engaging and fun to watch. In other words, erratic. At the moment, the team is trying to get rid of the ‘creative mediocrity’ (although the concept of it is truly subjective), and break through the conventions and just be cool on stage.
Our workshop for the project is on next week, along with all the other weighty assessments (I know, how awesome! I am in imminent danger of gaining some weight!). A day will be set for formal rehearsals soon to finalise what we are presenting in the Thursday workshop next week. Just hoping for the best, the most creative, the most artistic!
Second day of filming! Happy to say that so far almost 80% of the filmic material is finished and ready to undergo editing. Today, the group also went hard out in planning the next few stages of the overall project–creating, conceptualising, strategising, brainstorming, planning, planning and more planning! So far so good!
Some amount of seriousness is required in this kind of situation. And we all can deliver very well.
However, it is neat to say that these ladies are just nuts! The fun keeps us “alive, awake, alert (and) enthusiastic”! It didn’t feel like we’re working ’cause we’re definitely having lots of fun. Getting ready for another two hours of shooting and many retakes!
Workshop is in less than two weeks so the group is pressured to come up with something really favourable at this stage. And while currently there are too many tasks to accomplish in such short time, everyone is just keen to collaborate and stretch forth his/her most creative prowess to have a shot at success.
A peek of what was captured today. Mary’s probably sick of wearing her “costume”. This is the second Friday she’s worn them.
A peek of the scene in the MIDI Lab. Really, who hasn’t used the MIDIs in his entire music life in the campus?
Another day for filming may be scheduled in the following week. But for the most part of it, right now the group is delving much more into the components of the live performance. Surely again, we definitely need some kind of divine inspiration to make this stuff work!
Friday was filming day! Two sequences were done within two hours. Funny how it took that much time to film only half of the actual material! Yes, I am a fuzzy director. I like to have tons of raw elements so I have plenty of options to look over as I do the editing.
Here’s a peek of the library scene. Mary is in search for substantial stuff for her project.
The film is yet to be given a title. It basically comprises the first five minutes of the performance. It was sewn up in the likes of my previous work, a short experimental film called, “The Artist” which was used for an Expanded Practice project.
The music section of the library. A really cool place to hang.
As a beginner, I have so much passion and hunger to learn and explore new and established bodies of knowledge in film, acting and music, intertwined with my own personal creative perspective. While in the heat of high expectation, we are hoping to achieve a more experimental, entertaining and engaging piece of filmic material this time as there are four of us working together and sharing many, wide-ranging views and insights.
We love our practice rooms! They were all vacant during filming day. Thank the heavens!
Plus, I am currently working with three cool, passion-driven and extraordinary female musicians. So I know that what we have right now is something promising.