I said I wasn’t going to do this, but I fell out of the habit of blogging. So, let’s try again. Think of it as a new resolution. Well, I don’t exactly believe in those anyways. Just call it a change.
Instead of recapping everything that has been going on this past month or so, I will just touch on a few things over the next few days. You didn’t want to hear about all that in between stuff anyways.
We filmed the video. That is what really stopped me blogging in the first place. It was crazy, exciting, but completely nuts. Totally time consuming. We did this weird fabric sculpture instillation. Probably one of the best memories with working on this was our several JoAnn Fabrics runs. First off, there are come crazy fabrics that are being sold today. I have no idea what someone makes with cloth printed with manhole patterns, but if you use that let me know. I want to see your work. Also, the workers of JoAnn’s are very helpful and would like to give a shout out to them for attempting to help us out. I know we are difficult costumers. We were carrying white tulle everywhere and we were debating on how much to get. I am sure most of the employees were thinking wedding veil. Overhearing us they asked what we were making so they could help. When we said sculpture and that shut them up pretty quick. They were definitely not expecting that response.
Installing this thing was a huge task. I think we spent about fifteen hours on it. We were in the lighting studio, which of course has no light to the outside world. We completely lost track of time, but we had fun.
Looking back, I cannot believe how much time it took us to build this thing. I guess that is how most art is. We will spend the equivalent of days on a piece for something that a viewer will look at for a minute. Though, just to have a good reception or the reaction you want it all becomes worth it. Yes, the video was hard work. Even after installation we still put in several more hours filming. We quite literally had to run up and down stairs till we nearly collapsed. There is a lot of blood, sweat and tears behind the glamor, but it is where our passions lie. It is work well worth doing. I am beyond glad I had this opportunity to work on the film, it was an amazing experience.
Also, it turned out super amazing. Much thanks to the guys at Syn/Tax. Emmit and Matthew really sacrificed a lot of time and effort for this and did us a huge favor to help out the school. Check out their stuff. Also, the guy who did the filming was amazing. His name is Jonathan Willis, stunning work. The whole time I was geeking out about his camera. I wish I could afford it. Dear family and friends, my birthday is coming up soon-ish.
I did some shooting for it as well, but those images couldn’t make it into the video. Some of them turned out pretty neat.