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Gene WeglarzFilming an artist and gallery
by on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:36:10 pm

I have a project filming an artist and his paintings, inspirations, technology (fractals), etc.

I have pushed for a storyboard of a timeline; working with Dali, learning with Dali, early works, lessons learned and next phase, current phase, etc.

But, the client doesn't want a story. They just want a video with each painting, describing aspects I mentioned above.

Their attempts at a story are just "thoughts" and do not flow from one to the other.

Has anyone else had this experience and come up with a method that brings a flow as well as a gestalt feeling for the piece or pieces?

Thanks,

Gene

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Mark SuszkoRe: Filming an artist and gallery
by on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:27:43 pm

This may be one of those jobs where the story is uncovered by finding it in the interviews. Your subject isn't a linear thinker; neither was Dali. Throw out the conventional shooting script; you can't force this type of artist into that mold. rather, use the right interview techniques, as well as the Socratic Method, to tease out the underlying fundamentals a bit at a time, from each piece "encountered", and then a "debriefing" after having looked at the art together.

And maybe while you're obviously trying to make a documentary, maybe all they really wanted was a catalogue video of the pieces: quiet interludes with montage segments built from close-ups and tracking pans across the work, etc. In which case, you go find OTHER people to depose about their reactions to the work, and giving bits of context, etc.


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Gene WeglarzRe: Filming an artist and gallery
by on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:30:09 pm

That was a perfect answer! It's for an NGO think tank I am working with and they focus on philosophy, the arts, performing arts, music, etc. I'm part of the organization, with a few different roles. The NGO website is not a finished product; we're only a few months old. But you can get an idea why your answer was perfect.

http://www.ennoble.global

Me. I rely almost always on visual storytelling.; beginning, middle, and end. And everyone rejected it.😠

http://www.fluidproductions.com


Thanks again!

Gene

G. Weglarz

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NVidia GTX 780ti; 60TB storage; Four Asus 27" monitors

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