Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monkey On A Plate

I'm back. Been on the road directing the food and wine show. It's called NZ On A Plate, which is a pretty lame title, but there you go. 5 locations around the country in 12 days. Very quick shoot. Not ideal, but sadly my inner control freak was taken into the backyard and given a beatdown by the producers.

Shooting has wrapped, now I'm editing all 12 episodes and I've decided to blog about the process. People know a lot these days about the process of making film and television, due mainly I think to the immediacey of media. You can't do something stupid, or awesome, these days without it popping up right away on nakedpeople.com. Possibly.

But while people have an idea of the process they don't know the day to day... the stuff that happens while you're not looking, the conversations that take place while you're not listening, the decisions that get made while you're cuddling a blow up doll that looks suspiciously like Ben Affleck.

So for the next few weeks I'll throw some stuff on here about what I'm doing to all these hours of footage I've got, the dynamics of directing and cutting something that I'm not really in control of and of course my endless quest for creating the perfect girlfriend out of bananas.

Below are some pics from the shoot...














9 comments:

sulkygirl said...

welcome back monkey boy.. :)
looks like it was hard work.. all that beauty.. x

sparsely kate said...

Hey that is some holiday, er, work trip I meant.

I was going to call you one lucky bastard but I don't know you that well and would hate to offend.

Nice photos, possum.

sparsely kate said...

p.s I just had THE rudest thought about making my very own boyfriend out of bananas. But I'm not a fruit and vegetable type of girl unfortunately.

Similar Simian said...

You worry me a little Ms Kate.

Ju said...

glad your back...but i missed you didn;t I!!! did you make it down here after all? xoxo

the projectivist said...

did that seal taste like chicken?

Selma said...

Love the photos. You look like you have one of the best jobs in the world.

deece said...

what to say but that the colours, they are just... magnificent... (not quite as magnificent, however, as the lovely green colour i am turning....)

Good-Grace said...

oh my gosh... those are some really beautiful shots...