The blog of Frank L Tybush V, the creative director for Tonal Vision, LLC, the host of the web series "History At Risk", and a huge nerd.
Research for a film I am working on. Very, very depressing research.
I have found that when working on a film it is a good idea to immerse yourself in other films of that genre or topic. It helps to draw on pillars of those genres, to soak up the genius. Since the current film I am the assistant director on is about the holocaust, I thought it was about time to watch these films.
Shooting yesterday at the Baltimore Holocaust Memorial for “Memories Of The Warsaw Ghetto”. I got to use the new rig I made. It worked out quite nicely.
I actually feel like I look like the typical camera operator in this pic. I was decked out, pockets filled with batteries and attachments, monopod hanging from my belt (which you can’t see in this pic), and dressed all in black. Of course I am usually dressed all in black, but still.
And on top of that, it may have been a bit chilly but it was a beautiful day.
Another pic from the shoot. On the right you can see Jacquie (the producer and my awesome boss at my day job) behind the second camera and then Sabrina, Gene’s daughter and sign language interpreter.
Did I mention that Alex and Gene are both deaf and Gene became deaf after getting hit in the head as a child by a German soldier’s rifle butt? I might have forgotten to mention that but I should have.
It’s been an enriching experience working with a deaf director and writer. I’ve learned a bit of ASL (American Sign Language) and I’m going to learn more. I want to eventually become fluent in it.
Actually, working with Deaf artists is nothing new to me. I worked with Alex before on the indie film “The Gift”. Then I went on and worked with the lead actress in a short film of mine, Meat (she comes in towards the end). These experiences have pushed me even more to learn ASL, as everyone should.
Picture from yesterday’s shoot for “Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto”. It is an indie docu-drama that I’m the assistant director for. This is Gene (on the left) being interviewed by Alex. Alex is the director and Gene is the writer. The movie is inspired by Gene’s time living in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII.
Don’t know what the Warsaw Ghetto is? Look it up.
(If you want to know more about the film, go here.)
This is a pic from the set of “Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto”, a film that I am the assistant director for. On this day, the director was stepping in as an actor so I took on the role that was more akin to a director, so I was…well…doing my thing.
I’m not one to be like “support us” but we are looking for finishing money, so if you have a couple of extra bucks, head on over to http://warsawghettothefilm.com/ because we could really use all the support you can give. It’s an amazing story and I can’t imagine it not being told.
Just got a small packet of pics from the set of “Memories Of The Warsaw Ghetto”. It’s an indie film that I am the assistant director for.
We were taking photos at the wrap of the shots we needed for the fundraising trailer. Alex (the director), told me to hold the camera and strike a “manly pose”. Since I’ve never been one to think of myself as manly or what a manly pose would even entail, I tried to look as awe inspiring as possible. (Awe-inspiringly stupid.)
I have a few more I’ll share over the coming days.
Hey everyone, this is a film that I am the assistant director for. I thought I would share our fundraising trailer with you. I signed to work on it because of the story that the writer is trying to tell (which is based on his memories of being a holocaust survivor). Not only is he an amazing and nice man but his story is aw inspiring, sad but yet somehow uplifting.
I’m looking forward to when production begins again on this film so we can finish the last part of it.
(btw, I’ve posted pics from behind the scenes a while back).
I can’t believe I just used that slang for the title. I am slightly ashamed.
But really, what’s going on? Kind of a busy day today editing at work. Have to edit the video I shot last week. Add titles, cut out the rubbish, futz with the audio, etc.
Tomorrow night is going to busy as well. Going on a ghost tour in Fell’s Point….and filming it. Why? It’s for the second episode of History at Risk (shameless self promotion…if you haven’t seen episode one you can see it here). The second episode deals with, if you can’t guess from what we’re filming tomorrow night, ghost tours.
I’m going to try to have some fun tomorrow and film a bit of behind the scenes so I can upload it here. A little present for everyone. Should be fun.
Other than that, not a whole lot, because that is all I have been doing. Had a meeting with the crew for a movie I am the assistant director on. We’re in a bit of a hold to raise funds. The content of the movie is worth it. I’ll post more on that later.
So I will try to post an update tomorrow if I have some time. Maybe I’ll even post that behind the scenes video. Until then.