Ecstatic Colour Me Dragg at Buddies Theatre

The crowd was ecstatic. A couple of bloopers and wardrobe malfunction. Though I guess usually it is just the artist most aware of it.

Now onto the complicated performance editing.

You can check out photos of Colour Me Dragg: Silence This by a professional photographer Tania here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/taniaa/sets/72157624373299650/with/4755791142/

My video is here:

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Final shoot tomorrow with live stage performance

The final scene will be shot tomorrow. The scene is a stage performance. So it is going to be a live film shoot of an actual stage performance at Colour Me Dragg. It is going to my first solo dance on stage.

David and I plan to do a couple of takes of the rehearsal so we have some backup footage to play with. And then hopefully, if all goes well with the real crowd, lighting, and audience interaction, I can pull off the show and shoot.

Now onto the last bits: costume design. I am painting silver and glitter onto plain red $5 pants to make it performance worthy, as in, shiny. And weaving decorations and sequins onto my fishnet shirt. Costumes! – the forgotten side of performances and videos.

2nd fragment revealed

The screening of the 2nd fragment went well. People loved the bicycle shots and the exploding sounds and theme of waters.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the private screening and reception. It does work well to have it on Friday early evening, so I am glad I changed it from its original date. And amazingly, the sun was still shining by the end of it.

Now on to the final fragment. Some pics from the event:

Some shots of the scene with the clown

We started bright and early today. It took us a while to set up the space, and position the lighting. The 3 hours we had for the space – Renegade on Queen St – went by fast. We rushed a bit in the end. But I think I have got what I wanted.

first fragment shown

NFB Screening of Hong Kong Express

NFB Screening of Hong Kong Express

It is scary – first time screening your work. But I got wonderful support and reception from friends. And now feel inspired to complete the Life/Death Project trilogy.

I put up a webform for receiving feedback. Thank you to everyone! Here is one quote:

In this film, intense, shocking and silenced subjects are centered in a manner that explodes the experiences of loneliness and silence into a narrative of empowerment, movement and sharing.… The use of virtual and visual media demonstrates the fact that those who are silenced can find their voice and deliver messages through the very mobilization of their silence.