I wanted to keep my creative juices flowing as I’m spending a lot of time building another short film and writing my feature. So I asked my friend Chris Wilcox and my Fiance to go out and shoot. Initially the theme was finding loneliness, but as we were shooting, I felt the direction would lead more to Nostalgia.
It’s only a 2 minute short, but we spent about 9 hours in Asbury Park trying to shoot it. The reason is because it was only 3 of us. We brought too much equipment and it was very hard to lug around. Then yet, we didn’t know what we were going to shoot so I thought it would be better to have more than to have less. Second, our subject Sammi Nguyen (who did a great job) had no intentions in being my actress. She was going to tag along and read her book on the beach. So everything was really unplanned and just did things that came to us.
It was a fun day and very inspirational on my end to do more things. When you feel your creativity is drying up a bit because of the same routine lifestyle, it’s good to do things out of the ordinary. I feel it makes you better and inspires you to do more fun things in life. Don’t get me wrong, I do a lot of pre-viz work and pre-production before I even step foot on set. But this was a different case.
I have a few upcoming projects before the year is out and hope that 2012 will be another successful year in achieving my goals. I hope you get to watch this 2 minute short.
2x Canon 5d Mark II
50mm Canon and Zeiss
85mm Canon and Zeiss
100mm Canon Macro
Pocket Dolly and Atlas slider
Lightcraft ND filters
Bandage to tape my 4×4 filter to my 4×5 redrock mattebox