Carnage carnage |ˈkärnij|
the killing of a large number of people.
A lot of those close to me know that I have a fascination for zombies. I love shows like The Walking Dead; zombie-like movies such as 28 Days Later; games like Zombie Tsunami, Left 4 Dead or spooky ones like Silent Hill. I may be a scaredy cat but I somehow see the “beauty” in these horrible creatures. I think I’ve put my love of zombies into some of the short films I’ve made for school. The first one was a love story gone wrong and the second one I did is a trailer. For one of our classes, we had to make a trailer to a movie and I decided it would be about… A BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY! NAAAT. Zombies, duh. While talking to my group mates James and Riel, we decided it would be something showcasing that it’s the end of the world. Man is fighting for his life and he is fighting hard but sadly, losing the battle. We wanted it to be short and simple but with impact.
We got one of James’ friends, Lance to be in it since we only needed one actor. I was assigned as the production designer for this project. We shot in James’ room but we needed to fix it up a bit since we needed a hideout vibe.
For Lance, we put baby oil in his hair so that it would seem like he hadn’t showered in days. I made his hands dirty with makeup and the same with his face. I used red lipstick and brown eyeshadow for the cuts on his face.
I just LOVED how the light was captured in the shots. We had an extra backlight because the sun wasn’t strong enough. We also used an LED light so that we wouldn’t just capture a silhouette. Thanks to the amazing DOP skills of Riel, superb lighting skill of James and kickass production design skill of mine, I think our group pulled this one off. Enjoy!
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I have reached the mark. I am now officially a junior at De Lasalle – College of Saint Benilde. The downside to all of that? I still feel like a freshman. Even though I’m taking up my majors, I still have heaps of general subjects to go. Oh, the hard part about being an irregular student.
The best part about this term though is that we’re shooting for a bunch of videos for different subjects. It’s fun but it is a major pain in the butt! Yeah, yeah, start lecturing me about whining. Blah, blah, blah. It’s the reality of things. Everything else is a piece of cake but scheduling everyone from us to our artists to our assistants is the one thing that can drive us crazy.
Our final project was given to us at the beginning of the term. We were given the opportunity by our professor, Sir Jag, to choose a genre. Genres like comedy, action, musical, drama and the like popped up. We ended up with melodrama. I had this faint idea of a story that I wanted in my head. I tried to develop it but because of our hectic schedule last term, I just completely forgot about it.
Fast forward to: the day before submission. I still had nothing. I had absolutely NOTHING to pass. No idea, no concept, no story, no material. NOTHING. I would watch my other blockmates’ work and I would get even more frustrated because I had no idea what to do! I was screwed. I even felt like just not passing anything. Maybe I would still pass anyways.
Then it hit me. I remembered this article I read before. It was a vague memory but I remembered the line because I had heard a couple of people say it before.
“Comedians are the saddest people.”
Of course, we all don’t know if that phrase is entirely true but I somewhat related it to how I am as an actor. In some way, it does jive with who I am. People see me full of make-up, all dressed up acting like someone else on tv. But behind all that glitz and glamour, they don’t know what I go through. They don’t know who I really am….
Ok, enough drama! Haha! So that’s what inspired me to make my finals. Of course though, I had to do it ASAP. I called up my sister Lauren and I literally forced her (like she had a choice) to be my actor. I begged my brother Victor to buy face paint for me as I was still in school. Once I got home, Lauren was already in make-up and we were ready to shoot.
I was literally jumping for joy on the viewing of our final videos because I got a perfect grade!!! 4.0 baby! HAHAHA I’m just so happy about this because even though I rushed this video, at least my professor (and hopefully my classmates and you guys) felt the pain of the actor, on what she goes through behind that happy image.
Hope you like it!