After a much welcomed and required two day break, we commenced filming on the second project today. Often, it’s easier to create a small and simple, dance based video to the tracks we’re given by our clients. But where’s the fun in that? For this next video, we’ve created a story set in 1970s Punjab and planning for it has been immense. From old number plates, to posters, to clothing, cars and landscapes, we have gone back to the 70s, so this particular video has been an exhilarating challenge during the planning stages. Details that may not even be noticed or appear in the final edit have taken ages to arrange. Often self indulgent, but ultimately for the greater good of the product.
The team here are absolutely amazing. Endless technicians, grip guys, camera attendants, makeup artists and logistical managers make the challenging concept possible. Every task is carried out by a small army!
The key to creating a good character, is naturally to create a good backstory, enabling the actor to know what to feel as opposed to just knowing what to do. It’s wonderful to see the glow in the eyes of actors once you go deeper into their character, beyond what will be seen on screen and it’s even better to see the effects it has on the performances of the cast towards each other, bringing them closer together. This technique helped a great deal in bringing together strangers within complex scenes during our first day on this second project.
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