Yesterday afternoon, Kong filmed the conclusion of his 3-scene short film (that started with Girl In Shower Meets Slasher and Men Throwing Stuff at Helpless Hobo Boxer)
Of course, I was there to chronicle it all.
In this scene, the lead actress was labmate Teng Fei (she was the designer of the EXHALATION and INHALATION posters, the latter which she also assisted briefly in shooting).
Her co-star was a gun-toting Rilakkuma (the cute bear which I always got mixed up with Pedobear).
The scene was a homage to a certain sci-fi classic. A girl staring into the camera, before she started drinking milk... then dolly out.
But instead of a milk bar of nude mannequins, the whole thing was supposed to set in a post-apocalyptic world where raining feathers was a common occurrence. So she had to wear an oxygen mask.
Mahmoud and Kong, prepping the shot.
An iPhone was used as well.
But only to be used like a coaster under the main Canon 7D camera (mine, also the same camera used to shoot the aforementioned short films INHALATION and EXHALATION).
It was pretty bloody cold. You can see it on Teng Fei's look of misery.
The shoot lasted for nearly two hours.
Feathers were everywhere.
But in the end, everything seemed fine.
Now, here's my epic 'making of' video of the entire shoot, a slightly more sedated affair compared to the hobo boxer one, but strangely poetic.
Chronicling the shoot in the past week had been fun. Made me familiarize myself more with the camera and video capabilities of my iPhone, and also helping to fill up the void in my soul that is present whenever I'm not making any films.