Bye, Chicago! You have been an experience I will never forget. I take your beautiful sights, buildings & skies with me and leave your delicious food, cold days & busy streets behind. I’ll miss you, baby!
Haru's New Year - I think it's really important to be an active part of the blocking. Maybe don't stick your nose in it to much on the day when the director is working on performances but go to the locations with your directors and discuss where the scene should take place, what makes most sense and what would best suite the visual aesthetic you're going for. Also be thorough while you're there. This may seem like common knowledge but I've seen so many people that get in a huff about how things are going down on set when it's clear that there ether wasn't enough planning or even more commonly not enough communication while the planning was being done. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One big thing I've learned ( and still slip up on sometimes ) is not to presume anything and on that don't presume just because a director wrote it that they are confident/ know the best way to shoot it. They're hiring you because they want your input on things, your support, your eye and your sensibilities so embrace exploring things with them.
Which can also be difficult sometimes, especially when working with someone for the first time. The hard part is knowing when to push and when not to and I think it's always a little rough at first and only gets easier with each successive collaboration. The first time around I think I have an idea of what a director wants/ likes but you don't really know for sure until you've been to the ringer and back with them. But that's also a lot of the fun, the process of getting to know someone creatively and learn how you gel together. I guess in the end for me it comes down to honesty with your thoughts and ideas, asking lots of questions for clarification and being transparent with your decisions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This scene was and wasn't originally planned to be shot here but we had scouted it out multiple times and talked about the possibility. It became clear on the day that that was going to be the case and the fact that we'd already explored the space/ talked about our ideas within it made things a lot smoother when having to change our scene on the fly.
It's a #rainingday and nobody's walking around the city▪💦☔☔
Sabato pomeriggio e fuori piove.
Giornata ideale per stare a casa a fare il riposino [bello, sì, ma è da stamattina che i vicini usano trapano e martello].