Sunday, October 04, 2008
Fastest student film work ever...
I managed not to have Internet access until early Sunday.
Katherine only provided the the Adams Boulevard location.
Usually student film confirmation emails contain every scrap of information, such as reiterating time and such.
I knew Katherine say 11am, but I wasn't sure if it was 11am or 11:20am.
As I like to be early, I timed to get there by 10:55am.
It took a moment to find the place, as its house numbers had been painted the same colour as the house.
I called Katherine to find her around the corner at her place, just finishing some photos.
As they'd be there in about ten minutes it was decided it'd be easier for me to wait than to try and find them.
Having found a perfect parking spot in front of the right address,
Arman arrived, also to play a detective.
He was wearing a very dapper, full suit.
Katherine and I had not really discussed attire.
I had figured being hand drawn and needing our expressions and poses for reference shots, that a suit might not be necessary.
I was right; Katherine arrived with the lead being played by the expressive
Katherine assured me my non-suit attire would be find as she'd be drawing that anyway.
A few moments later
arrived, to play a third detective.
Maria was photographed preparing to pry up floorboards, her elaborate poses reminiscent of expensively high-end model figure characters at comic-book stores.
We moved into the formal dining room for the climax, Katherine taking a few two-shots as well as mostly close-up reaction shots.
After a few shots with Maria by the front door, her character now hopelessly insane, the detectives' work was done.
(Maria played it almost more of a Lovecraftian madness than a Poe madness: later I would learn the compelling Maria is no stranger to horror films.)
Katherine told us the project should be done in about two weeks; possibly though not definiately being screened at Norris in a few months, but either way we would get our DVD copies once it was done.
We would email her our respective mailing locations.
As I couldn't quite place it, Maria clarified her accent as being South African.
Katherine took a photo of Maria and me for me, but I'd completely forgotten/neglected to acquire one of the four cast members together, and/or at least a photo of Maria and Katherine together.
Once at the bus stop a couple of blocks away, I noticed the time was almost touching twelve noon.
The detectives' work had taken less than an hour.
It had been nearly twenty-five hours from audition to my work's completion on the project.