Thursday, January 13, 2011

traveling muse film shoot

tuesday, i had the distinct pleasure of spending the night on a roof, working on my friend's film shoot.  i had the title of production assistant, which meant helping out in whatever ways they needed, plus i got to do some set design.  it was such a blast!!

{setting the scene}

my friend's film company is traveling muse pictures.  here's what they have to say:

Traveling Muse Pictures is a collective of filmmakers and artists dedicated to telling the 
stories of people whose voices are not heard, to exploring social activism, the collisions between
 art and spirituality, creating art communally, and celebrating our vagabond experience.

 how amazing is that?! they are very talented guys who are really passionate about making the world a better place through film.  make sure you check out their website

{the rooftop had gorgeous views! it also had a full view of the fake "eiffel tower" at the americana. those lights get crazy around 9p!}

in between takes we would bring hot tea and blankets to the actors to keep them warm when they weren't filming, which gave me a brilliant idea!  what if, instead of blankets, we had a box of puppies to give actors between takes for cuddling?!  not only would they stay warm, but they would get an extra boost of morale and a lowering of stress, better preparing them to handle take after take of the scene.  the actors at this shoot loved the idea.
look out hollywood! i've come to revolutionize the movie industry! 

 speaking of traveling muse pictures, here is a fun little video of theirs with all kinds of loveliness!  it includes one of my current favorite songs {which you can find in my most recent playlist}, and two of my favorite friends.  for all you los angelenos, this is the popular bottega louie downtown, which i still need to try.

hope you're all having a great week so far!