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New rule for my set - no alcohol allowed.

Yesterday's shoot provide to be highly entertaining.  Well, not exactly to me, at the moment, but now that I step out and examine it, it's funny (and head shaking).  

I only wished that I was filming the three run-throughs of the script.

The actress who played Jana was sooo nervous, that after hearing that the "flat top is the most difficult haircut", and that the person who was doing the cut, was just a student, she freaked out and left.

She did come back though...after visiting a liquor store and drinking.

I don't even want to continue this discussion.  Editing?  Ha!  I may have to edit it with a bottle in hand.  ;) 

The guy who owned the shop was noticing how hesitant the female "barberette" was, so he took over.  Don't worry, I did get some great shots with the barberette doing the cut.  He just took over to do the top. 

He did an awesome flat top.  A bit shorter than she wanted...  And he did tell me that he knew of a true barberette who could even blow his "flat tops right out of the water." 

I did get a before and after interview with Jana.  The after interview...  um, interesting?  She was worried about how she looked, so she was smoking outside, and when I asked a passerby how she thought Jana looked with her new haircut, the gal said, "It looks great.  It's just a little short."

Well, wrong answer!  Jana was...what word to use...offended?

There are other parts to this video, that right now, I'm not sure to edit completely out, or leave in.  There is definitely profanity in this video.  Oh, god. 

The first thing I say when shooting a scripted video is no profanity.  Well.... maybe I should just stick with non-scripted videos like usual, as this turned out to be non-scripted within 20 minutes of shooting.

Anyway, I had hired a photographer for the before and after photos.  But once he saw that the shoot had gotten out of hand, he saw him taking some photos during. 

I had also given him my cell phone to take photos during, because I did NOT want the camera clicking during the filming, as to me, this cheapens the production.  (I'm sure that it does have it's place, but just not in my films).

Once my computer accepts my iPhone connection (the computer has been rejecting it), I'll post a couple photos.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 21st, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
shoot..
Your posting gives us a glimpse into what it takes to do these types of photo shoots.
i hope that you have better luck the next shoot you do.
puddingsock
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Man. This spunds very much like a whole Werner Herzog experience; you may end up with a completely different film than you envisioned, but also one more entertaining. If you can't come up with something cohesive, cut in some images of chickens and call it an art film. If you do decide to cut around all the rough bits, I hope you'll at least include a bonus feature with out-takes from the day.
I think you should go with it verite style, and let it now be a document of the craziness involved in making this stuff. Thanks for staying with it!

And I really wish the passerbys of the world would think a little more about the comments they make to the amazing women out there braving braving big changes.
haircuttingfun
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
editing
I think that I may keep nearly everything in. I'll decide once I'm working on it.
puddingsock
Aug. 24th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Re: editing
I'm looking forward to it, regardless of your decision. And I'm sure you're a better editor than I am a proof-reader. I usually don't sound drunk and insane at the same time when I make these comments. "Braving", the word so nice I used it twice!
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