Medicine Show Sunday

Sunday August 15th 2010, 2pm, Hayesville Town Square, be there!!!

Dr. Ryan and Felix will be showing the powers of the Miracle Elixir; Dom Flemons will be delighting with musical bravado; members of the Runaway Circus will be astounding with acts of daring; and the Kazoo Films crew will attempt to capture the scene….

Bring the whole family!

Medicine Show — call for extras!

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What: An old time Medicine Show
Who: Dr. Timothy Melchizadek Leviticus Ryan, Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and a selection of jugglers from the Asheville Runaway Circus
Where: Hayesville Town Square
When: Sunday, August 15th at 2pm

Our First Trailer

We have been talking about making a teaser trailer since before we started filming. Now that we are more than halfway through the filming schedule, we feel like we have enough to share just a taste. Here it is; three weeks of our lives and fifteen hours of footage distilled down into two minutes for your viewing pleasure:

Mind Meld

I like this blog because we can all use it as an outlet, a light melding of brains on a creative project (that allows for much less planning than making a film).

I can make an image of our favorite big rock
or an eighteen-second creative film
without discussion.

In the past month, The Flim has consumed 25 to 150 people-hours per day in interpersonal planning and consultation.  Four brains are attempting to function as one fourbrain.  Imagine four painters painting the same canvas at once.  Will it end up looking like one painting?  Reaching a singular vision means paying just enough attention to enough details so that they meld into one.  Every player can have a viewpoint on every detail.  Every detail is noticeable when you focus in on it, and the number of pinpointable details is near-infinite.  Color tone and white-balance, brightness, contrast and saturation, 24 or 30 fps, ISO and aperture, focus and depth-of-field, framing and camera motion, LIGHT, miking and mixing, pacing, posture and social communication, casting, costuming, cooking, locations, singing and strumming the right chord while not going completely expression- and motionless….  Every detail has the potential for meaning, even if it isn’t consciously taken in.  We split the responsibilities and look over shoulders, hopefully just enough that we’re confident that somebody is on top of it, whatever it is.  Sometimes we find ourselves talking about an “it” back-and-forth until we realize that we’re talking about different details.  Then it is the custom to say “Yes, you are right, let’s rock it” in unison.  I feel we are working towards a singular vision that is all of ours, and beyond each of ours.

Today we begin shooting.  Happy Interdependence Day. Our fourbrain becomes a more-and-morebrain as we pull folks into the project.  Comment, call, or email if you would like to join us.