Mardi 9 mai
Aujourd’hui nous allons lancer une bombe à eau sur la véritable Proviseure du Collège et ça nous fait vraiment plaisir d’avance. Mais avant on dû finir le montage du film-essai. C’est compliqué de choisir les plans à garder et ceux à supprimer… En effet, on a filmé à la Foire du Trône. C’était très difficile d’entrer à cause de la sécurité et des droits de tournage mais très amusant au final. C’était une journée fatigante sous le soleil et on a bien compris que la réalité jouait sur la qualité du jeu! Heureusement on a mangé les barbes à papa qu’on voyait dans le film et on a acheté des churros au nutella pour finir la journée. C’était SUPER! Du coup, on est pressé de vous voir tous et de découvrir vos films.
A few days ago, we finished recording another two scenes for the short film. We had to go to the Campo de la Gloria, a park that’s close to the Rio Paraná which has a lot of historical background. Anyways, we gathered on the park on the afternoon (between 2 to 4 PM, If my memory is not that bad.), bringing all the equipment and clothes for the next scene. The only problem that we had was the wind. It was a pretty windy day, so the microphone ended up recording the wind rather than the actor’s voice. The other trouble that it caused was that the actors were freezing too. Since it’s autumn/almost winter over here, the wind was colder than anything else, and our performers were wearing clothes normally used during the summer; Short sleeved shirts, shorts, no jackets or anything.
Luckly, the wind stopped blowing after a while, so we were able to record the scene and then move to the next one. Minutes before starting to record the first scene, though, a van pulled up. It was from a local radio, and they were heading back to their studio when they saw us. Since we were about to start recording, they asked for an interview if that wasn’t of any annoyance. We agreed and talked about the project. It was slightly improvised but it worked out.
We recorded the second scene in a skate park, created in memory of a teenager who died while practicing skateboarding years ago. Some guys were there, but they had no trouble with us recording there. They were pretty chill with it. One of the crew members (If we can call ourselves a crew) brought a shopping cart, and we did something slightly dangerous; record the main actors ‘playing’ with the shopping cart. One of them inside of it, the other one pushing it around and through the ramps. It was fun, but the actress fell and accidentally hurted her knee. Luckly, nothing else happened after that.
After that, I am not sure what happened.
I had to leave due to some stuff related to my family, but I think they kept recording a few more takes before leaving too.
Quand l’atelier investit les salles de cours…
So, I guess I have to introduce myself/ourselves.
We are the cinema group from Argentina, and it was our first time doing it. The first time any Argentinian group took part of the event. And the past Friday, on April 14th, we started to record one of the scenes that will be included in our short film. After days of talking and trying to organise ourselves, we finally started to film it.
We spent six and a half hours recording, but only four to five minutes would be shown on the film after going through the editing process, which sounds a little bit crazy, but it was fun anyway. We recorded this first scene in one of the crew’s house. Brought the camera and all the equipment, put everything in place and started to record. We spent time inside and outside the house, had a short break for lunch, tons of stuff. We also used different shots and tried to record from different places, until we finally did it.
I personally found it funny. It was a rather unique experience in which, even when we all knew that this was going to be shared in France and it was a ‘serious’ thing, we kept doing jokes or made fun of different situations. I even became friends with one of the actors which I found unexpected but great. And we are just getting started.
This is more than just a film, if you think about it. Of course, the main goal is to create a short film, but it means more for us than that. It’s something that we put effort in, something that we took time and space to create and that we decide to share with different people across the world. It’s our way to contribute to this project, just like the rest of the countries that are taking part of this, too.
Me and the rest of the group are happy for having the chance to participate on this. And we are going to keep filming soon.
Watching the rushes