We Learn To Live, We Live To Die

October 11th, 2010 § 0 comments

I asked you to answer but I already know
And can you come back home you already know
You don’t ask because you already know

Nothing Like a Song – Azure Ray

Today (Sunday) was one of the more tiring days I’ve had this semester. I agreed to help a friend from the Reunion Islands to shoot a music-video-thing. I didn’t know I was signing up with the devil. As I’ve stated before, and I’ll state it again, waking up early on Sunday should be a cardinal sin. Didn’t help that last night I was up till quite late doing my assignments, and so today I was woken up by a phone call at 9.30 in the morning, Michel telling me he was outside. Still groggy, I told him to come up and have some coffee first. Still groggy and bleary-eyed, and showing more strength and courage than when Hercules went down to see Hades to get Meg back, I went to shower.

Michel filming Idriss (musician, subject of the video, awesome hair)

Idriss trying to get the dog to roll over

So we headed to Freo after I was done, and we promptly began shooting. We managed to snag a P2 camera, and it was nice to shoot with. Falling in love with this camera more and more. I got the chance to play around with shots, something I’ve missed sorely since beginning uni (The dicks here love to organize every single thing, with no amount of creative exploration acknowledged unless you have the proper rank. Fucking elitist twats). So when I had the camera in hand, I went nuts, since I was somewhat given a free reign. I was in the freaking fireplace, with soot falling on my head, I was in the shower, I was everywhere!

That gaping black hole on the left is the fireplace I was in

One of the shots that I thought would be pretty awesome

Anyway, it felt good, getting to release some tension and creative-juices I’ve been backlogging in my head for a while. We’ve still got a few more days of shooting left, and I’m looking forward to them. Shouldn’t be interrupting my studies, and I’m down to my last 4 assignments for the semester. Yeaaaaaah!

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