thanks again for the words. camera is a sony tr818 hi8 camcorder. always shoot with it around the house, just home video stuff. love working with a 4x3 frame, and also genuinely think it looks great when there's lots of light. wish we flooded more light into the interior stuff, to be honest. will shoot with it again though. one day soon, 16mm!
thanks so much for talking about it in the same breath as heaven knows what
, this film actually shares a crew member with that film lol. a friend told me that he thought it was my version of person to person
, a short that i love and also recorded sound for. i think it was a compliment. you can watch that here.
(i make a quick cameo as one of the dancing bodies in the beginning) working on that and on my friend ted's movies
got me itchy to make a movie again.
thought long and hard about how to contextualize the mad men impression, but i ultimately like that its a bit vague in what he's doing. i originally wrote it as a bit where everyone in the room is reminiscing about some shared memory, and 'jay' does his best tony soprano and says "remember when is the lowest form of conversation." but then the real 'jay' told me that he actually did impressions and showed me his draper, which is pretty good, and i felt like a real filmmaker changing things on the fly.
and lastly - because as i said above - kindness puts me in a sharing mood (and because no one will ever ask) - i'll share with you a couple quotes from a stephen crane story that weighed heavy on my little movie. its called the pace of youth
. its about a boy and girl who work on opposite sides of a carnival and make eyes throughout their shift.
"There had finally become established between the two in this manner a subtle
understanding and companionship. They communicated accurately all that
they felt. The boy told his love, his reverence, his hope in the changes
of the future. The girl told him that she loved him, and she did not
love him, that she did not know if she loved him."
"They had grown so intent upon the uncertainties, the variations, the
guessings of their affair that the world had become but a huge
immaterial background...They were the victims of the dread angel of affectionate
speculation that forces the brain endlessly on roads that lead nowhere."
read stephen crane!
several friends have said that they've run into the main actress on the subway since seeing this film but did not say hello.