The past three days I've been working on a video art set. The grand debut video will be projected on the side of a 17 story hotel in century city on the 4th of July! I promise to give the details and maybe you can swing by the party and dip in the pool. I was in charge of styling props and clothes and they will be using some of my art for stop motion stills. It was fun because the style was reminiscent of the film Daisies. Girls running through hallways giggling and causing a frenzy. They were telling secrets while the poor men were stoic and simply pawns in their party. Some of the shots were taken in the presidential suite which we all decided was big enough to fit all four of our apartments in. Seriously the main room was insane and the balcony looked over the city. The bathroom was big enough to shower all of us at the same time. Back at base camp (which was so far away in this massive hotel, that it took us each 10 minutes to get from the elevator to the door!!) Franny did the hair and J.C. did all the hairdoos. I had to have my pal Taylor do a lot of ironing and hustling. But on the plus side we all finally got to eat all of the snacks at a hotel mini bar and not have to pay for it. We were in a sweet suite and weary when it wrapped. Today we shot a whole day of stop motion objects that will be added to the backgrounds and such on the final film version. Did I mention the shoot was also done with underwater cameras in a pool and floating clothes and a long dolly scene (like the shining) where the camera cruises down the halls following the girls while they run with scarves and push men out of their way? One of the models was from Project Runway, she was Kane's model and super sweet. Her voice and personality reminded me of a cross between a young Carol Burnett and Shelley Duvall Nice.
here's the final video! HOTEL ART projection