Saturday, November 26, 2005

Film One Final In The Can

Well, the film one final is finally in the can. After coming up with my idea on Wednesday afternoon, storyboarding that night, chilling out ot Thanksgiving and then filming on Friday and Saturday for a total of about six hours and three rolls of film (about 7 minutes worth of film)

And here comes the headache...

(I am willing to bet that my brother is the only one who will get that movie reference--let me know if anyone gets it)

Anyway, I am so nervous that I will have shot something wrong or forgotten a crucial shot or peice of audio and then I will have to settle because I shot it Maine and cannot re-shoot. I am praying that it will come together well. To be honest, I am not worried about the grade that I will get, its just that I am competative, and Emerson is a school full of talented people. I would love to be able to say that my film was one of the best... but I don't know. We'll see what happens.

Anyways, I just wanted to thank Tanner for all his help and all the good times that we've been having this week... it's one of the most relaxed and fun weeks I've had since summertime.

On Friday, Tanner and I went and saw the movie "RENT" and it was awesome. I really liked it from both a cinematography/filmmaking prespective (I love the opening song sequence) but also from the musical and theatrical perspective. The movie was awesome and it made me cry. Tanner and I were speculating about when if ever another musical with such a relevant message will be made. I doubt it.

I loved the message of the film, which is summed up by some key lines: "We're not dying from disease, we're living with it" "in America...you're what you own" (pointing out the irony of the American way of life) "I'd be happy to die for a taste of what angel had...someone who'd say 'I love you'" Basically it makes you love all the characters, in spite of their flaws and makes you feel so distressed when this aweful disease, AIDS affects their lives, and how they live on in spite of all the pain that they could be focusing on... and they still are all good individuals.

Well, I didn't mean to go on a diatribe, but the movie really touched me, and now I really want to see it again on Broadway (and again on film, too)

Oh another funny thing was that we went to see the movie right after Tanner and I had finished filming at the Fort near Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME, and in the movie, Mark the filmmaker uses a Bolex 16mm camera, the same film camera that we had just been filming with. It was just really cool.

I head back to Boston tommorow on the 6:40 Downeaster Train. I'm basically all packed, and ready to go. I have had such a great week, and I felt like I'd wrap it up with this post...

And by the way, I am terrified of the next three weeks. It is literally going to be like hitting the ground running--and not stopping until December 20th.

But at least there are only 3 weeks of school before break! I'll try to be better about posting, but I am not going to promise on things which I cannot deliver. So there.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks to tanner... what about me huh?? don't i get any thanks... ok maybe not me, but you should thank my car for allowing you to drive it all over the state of maine. otherwise you wouldn't have been able to have such a good time with TANNER. ok i'm just kidding.. seriously though i'm glad you enjoyed your visit. wish that i would have gotten to spend more time with you, but... maybe next time. love you xoxox

David said...

Ezra, you are so incredibly awesome it as if you read my mind. 'And here comes the headache...' was the first thing that I read, because its all on a line by itself and I knew what it was from, I could hear it in my head. And then I went on to read the rest and there you had predicted my knowledge. Anyway awesome movie now we'll have everybody wondering!

katier said...

Ezra! I love you and am so excited for you to come home!

HA! Rent was amazing, I got to see the screening when I was in Chicago, totally around 10 days before it came out..*grins* I cried too..I also agree that it can be appreciated on so many different levels..

I hope I get to see your movie and I hope that it works out. And Ezra about "Emerson is a school full of talented people" this is true and you're one of those people.

I love you! can't wait to see you.
And you lucky duck! You got to chill with Sarah.

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

Needless to say, film making is not just about talent. It takes more discipline and patience to make a quality video. I think you are on the right track. Just pay attention with the deatils that can help you.

Bryan said...

you should check out our blog. we're indy filmmakers and you should check out our film too. the first 26 minutes are online at www.thisdividedstate.com

Anonymous said...

I got it too! I love it when you do that! I hope you are doing ok. My last final is tommorrow! Aren't you jealous? Did you get something from me in the mail... a TLC package?
Love you know.........
ps we all miss your blogging......

katier said...

so hey..I think I get the reference too..but I'm not sure..ANYWAY!

AHHH! YOU'LL BE HOME SOON! YAY YAY YAY! I LOVE YOU!