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.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Dropped by Lodge tonight to check out the set-up for the show tomorrow. Talked to Matt and Tiffany Harmon and the collective known as Other Stories. Looks like its gonna be a real laid back show, which is cool. I'm kind of wondering how it fits into the documentary though. Well, in a way I am.
I mean, the average Lodge show tends to be a little more punk, a little more industrial. This being the case, is what I'm getting typical? Is it emblematic of Lodge events? Probably not. On the other hand, it is an ontological happening. It's "real." I'm glad I'm gonna be shooting it, regardless, Tiffany and her colleagues are cool folks. So...its all good. It's all gonna work out.
Just wish I had that second camera. Dang.
Also talked to Chris Bratton for a second. Looks like we're gonna be one happy family for Christmas. This is gonna be tough. I'm embedding myself at Black Lodge for a month, and it's gonna be different. Difficult. Hopefully, rewarding. I just don't see any other way to get the story of what Black Lodge is really about without being there and soaking in it. All of the interviews I've done so far and the footage I've collected amount to a film about a store with a bunch of movie boxes all over the wall. It just doesn't...I dunno...it doesn't live and breathe. It looks like a 20/20 human interest segment. Ugh.
So....we'll see how it all works out.
Again, come out tomorrow. 5 bucks. Cheap.
Currently on loan from Black Lodge: Cassevetes' Shadows
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.