Different kind of wrap
No, not that kind of wrap. I’m talking about a film wrap. Roadkill, Preservation, Animal Control, Homotional Rescue, or whatever you want to call it is finally completed. Over the last week we have managed to finish the sound design, colour correct, and tell my actress that her scenes got cut from the film. The last point was probably the hardest. I’d been putting it off for months because I wasn’t man enough to call her. However, my balls finally dropped last week. At first we had an interesting game of phone tag going on, but the hammer came down on Saturday night as I sat in the Smiling Buddah (bar) getting ready to play a Dildoniks show to the owner, his wife, and possibly daughter.
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Who or what are Other People? Are they just like the rest of us, or somehow different? Are they the stratified elite, hoarding away secret-power and wealth in their counting houses, or just another anonymous element of the unwashed masses? Or are they, as Jean Paul Sartre succinctly put it, hell?
In Fact, [...]
As you may have guessed we aren’t getting paid to post these witticisms up here on the World Wide Web, so yes, I have a day job. It’s the unfortunate necessity or trying to make it in the film industry or in life really.
I make corporate videos. Not only that, I wear a suit and tie while doing it.
I work in the Toronto business district for a organization whose name, for obvious reasons, I can’t divulge. Since I work directly for the company and not a studio I get the privilege of working in an office and dealing with office politics, odd demands that have nothing to do with official Audio/Visual projects and writing/responding to emails along the same lines.
Sounds better than flipping burgers? It is. Sound frustrating as hell? It can be.
The following was recently sent to me and whether it’s an actual copy of a real string of emails or fake it is honestly the most accurate depiction of what I deal with at my day job and the response I truly wish I could give:
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This is a video I shot for Rhombus Media featuring prolific Canadian author and International PEN president John Ralston Saul and music by Broken Social Scene.
A true collaborative effort; check out the long list of artists and industry professionals in the credits roll who donated their time and resources to create a [...]
Les Concerts à Emporter, (or the english title, Take-Away Shows) are a series of live video recordings filmed (mostly) by independent french filmmaker Vincent Moon. While most of you have probably seen a “Take Away Show” on youtube before (like The Arcade Fire performing Neon Bible in an elevator, or Sufjan Stevens singing on [...]