It's been two Wednesdays ago since I started to be "canned" in the video editing room at Oboro. I had no weekend, not even a day break since. I've been going there every single day, stay there for 8 to 10 hours each day!
It's been quite hot these last few days, and the room is boiling too as it's on the third floor. In the recycle bin my empty coffee cups are starting to pile up.
On the 10th day of the editing (I mean, Friday the 14th of August), finally I started to see some light. I was coming out from this dark cloudy mass. I don't even know how I got here. Today, I mean yesterday (the Saturday) on the 11th day of the editing I'm almost done working with the visual element. I even started to check out some collections of sound from sound effect libraries. Now I really see that I'm getting closer to the completion. My "editor's butt" doesn't hurt as much anymore since the second week and though there are still some days of work left, I'll probably miss this eventually, once all is done. I'll be relieved but sad at the same time. But first, it has to be done, so I'll go back there again tomorrow...
It was the weekend March 28 and 29 when I had a studio shooting for P2P at the New Media Lab at Oboro. I had over a year to plan this project but I was starting to freak out that I didn't plan enough on the day of the performance! It was my first time using a real studio with a real technician (Thank you so much Aaron) and a few people working for me, the setup and the process seemed a real "professional" and was way too different from the way I usually work. I learned a lot over the weekend. I feel that if I ever have another chance working in a situation like this, I can probably prepare myself better.
We filmed our painting performance in the studio. The performance wasn't open to public but my after thought is that with the setting and everything the setup was very impressive, this could've have been a live performance, entertaining guaranteed. Maybe some other time in the future I can propose this as a live performance.
I ended up with about 7 hours of video footage. I intend to make a short film out of this, probably 20 minutes long or so. I also have 12 beautiful paintings made by four painters (including myself) during the performance. I hope to exhibit them somewhere, as well, in the near future. The fabulous painters who participated to P2P were Jeff Kulak, Jérôme Havre and Claudia Baltazar. Jenny and Dac were busy shooting video. Thanks so much for all your work!