This blog follows my progress making a documentary about Black Lodge Video. If you haven't been, you should. If you have, I sure would like to hear from you.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Got the second camera for last night's shoot! Just in the nick of time!
All in all, things went well. I'm really curious to see how the audio is gonna come out...the band didn't run through a sound board, so, me and Matt Bowling were riding the levels on our cameras all night. Still, it looked really cool. If you haven't been up there, the Micro-Dome is really dark - not a lot of light to get yer textbook exposed picture. But, hey, it's a freakin' "black" lodge, right? I'm cool with dark.
Got some interesting conversations from folks down in the store proper, too. I really think that's gonna be the trick of making this thing look and feel a little more authentic. Me going down with a camera, postin' up in a corner somewhere, and just being very silent and unobtrusive and getting people speaking off the cuff without worrying (or, even, knowing,) about me being there. The best stuff I've shot so far for this documentary was just folks talkin' who had no interest in the fact I was making a documentary at all. Boss. Very direct cinema.
So, mucho mucho going on today. I've got to get little Vertov over to PetCo and do some kitten things. Out to the Orpheum with the woman tonight. Play practice this afternoon. Point being, I'm not gonna be able to look at the footage til Sunday at the earliest. In the meantime? Shit...I dunno. Start gettin' ready to embed, I reckon. Finish my papers for my other classes, too. Damn! I just realized I'm freakin' busy!!
Patrick is a student at the University of Memphis, completing his MA in Film and Video Production. He likes films; likes to look at all 'em purdy pictures. Patrick is currently in production of a documentary about Black Lodge Video in Midtown Memphis. Got some Black Lodge thoughts? Patrick sure would like to hear from you. They don't have to be good, they don't have to be bad. If you've got an opinion about Black Lodge, that's enough.