New York Film Academy 13th Day
Director's craft #5 - screen mise-en film (Josh Adler)
Today was the day of the screening and critiquing of our Mise-en Scnenes. And man do I have a lot of classmates who can't handle critique. Was fun to see everybody's work but hearing some people defending themselves was even more entertaining. Since I'm my own worst critic the comments Josh gave were pretty mild. Main thing about my Mise-en Scene was not really having a close-up of my actress and seeing her expressions and the framing left a lot of empty space. A different placing of the camera could have changed that and/or tilting and panning the cam would have made it a little more interesting. And I totally agree with that although I really liked the angle so maybe another lens defiantly the tilting and panning. But there are so many thing I would differently now :D
After the screening we had our crew meetings with Josh. I was a little shocked how little my other crew mates had figured out for their shoots on Sunday and Monday. The only thing that was sure was that I would be shooting my Continuity film on Sunday afternoon. Who was shooting in the other three time slots and what and where was still a big question mark.
After checking out our gear for the shoot we went our separate ways. I still had a couple of things to do and that would give the other guys some time to figure out what they wanted to do and where.
A little after six Sal and Nat picked me up to go to dinner at Chris and Jenae's house. Jenae made fake meat tacco's and they were delicious. I also met their two cat's of whom I suddenly don't seem to remember the names. One of them fell involve with my bag and the other one could't stay away from my coat. It probably has something to do with Dizzy or the leather.
After dinner we went to DT Santa Anna for the Art Walk. All the galleries were open till 22:00 and a lot of vendors were on the street with artwork. But there was more going on. The Mexican population celebrated Día de los Muertos. So the streets were filled with people with beautiful decorated faces and a lot of dolls that are typical for Dia de los Muertos. After we visited some galleries and most of them closed we went to a bar for drinks. I only had water because Sal, Nat and I still had a drive of little more then an hour ahead of us. And since I'm already carsick I didn't want to add upon that being buzzed or drunk. On the drive back Nat and me fell asleep pretty quick. But when we cam near LA I was awake pretty quick. Damn those roads are terrible!