Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bookends Filmed at Cafe Society
As I was finishing up Bookends, I had to smile at myself.
I am sure that most folks will assume that I built the set at the Art Farm "for" Bookends. In actually the plot came after the set.
When I entered my bid for a quarter sim area for six weeks I promised to make a film using the set. I planned a very brief film. Then after a miss-start with a day's worth of shooting discarded, I found my rhythm. The short film turned longer, a wider theme came into play and I entered the result into the UWA contest.
As the shooting schedule progressed, I added criteria; I decided to film in each area of the set. In reaching for that goal, the film began to tell its own story. The vintage automobile took on a staring role, becoming an anchor point throughout time.