All fun and no work makes Jack a dull…

Less time for editing than I thought this weekend. Spent time on theatre (student spex actually) and a role playing game, and spent a couple of hours cleaning up the work space (you can more or less see it soon). I’ll say a few things about the student farse I saw. It was a cross breed between West Side Story and a western movie, with Maria, Billy – the kid, Jolly Jumper, Dolly Parton, Clint Eastwood, to mention a few of the characters. The plot was confusing at best, but it dawned on me pretty soon that this was a good thing, at least not a bad one. The show was absolutely inhibited in breaking the conventions in how a play should be performed. The actors constantly asked for dialog, the directer pointed out faults in the play while it was being performed, the set fell apart and was constantly repaired during the show. All this while the cast constantly delivered funny, or pretty funny, lines that was part of something not really resembling a good plot. This way of performing is all the more appropriate considering that Swedish student spex contains elements such as the audience demanding the actors to do scenes in other ways, and booing if a particular bad joke is told. I truly enjoyed the anarchistic nature of the show. I might ponder some more on the phenomenon further down the road. The spex was fun, but as I said, I didn’t spend much time editing. And next week Thursday-Saturday I’ll be on The Dream Factory, organized byt the Swedish Film Institute. Need to work...

Secrecy

This is a post that says alot, without saying anything. I’m in the middle of editing a short movie, some 10 minutes or so of interviews intertwined with shots from a stage play. I’m trying to use the facts that the sound and footage aren’t all that good all the time, and let the faults carry some of the story. This project is an attempt to tell the story through editing. If the result is any good I might publish it on YouTube, if not you’ll never here about it again. We’re finally about to purchase After Effects. It will come to good use while we do digital effects on a film, in order for it to be truer to the original intentions. The film has already been sent to screening on Drömfabriken, without the special effects though. On a completely different subject I stopped by the website for New York Minute Film Festival yesterday. I like the idea a lot, and might do a one minute film later on just for the hell of...