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Deadly Horse Chestnuts of Graz

7. 10. 2014 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2014

 

Looking for flat places in Graz.

Looking for flat places in Graz.

Today is our last day before we meet the local participants for our Episode 9 shoot in Graz. Pavol and I have for the last several days been preparing for the filming by roller skating all through Graz (and very carefully over the cobble stones and tram tracks and the horse chestnuts! which — roller skates do not like horse chestnuts!) looking for locations. I think I fell not so much as I could have. Only a few bruises. And I think I may have sprained my wrist again. We are doing OK.

Beware the dreaded and potentially deadly horse chestnut.

Beware the dreaded and potentially deadly horse chestnut.

Melpomene and Thalia

3. 10. 2014 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2014

 

Comedy and Tragedy in hot cereal form.

Comedy and Tragedy in hot cereal form.

Making Movies in Hotel Rooms

28. 9. 2014 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2014

There’s nothing like a camera to make you appreciate the beauty of hotel rooms. It’s in these temporary living quarters that we’ve made most of our short films over the years, and it’s where we’ve been filming many of the scenes for Episode 9.

Ilan in Lisbon Hotel 2012

Ilan in a stop motion animation (hotel in Lisbon, 2012)

Dan in Antwerp Hotel 2012

Dan in a stop motion animation (hotel in Antwerp 2012)

Granted, the Romantik Parkhotel is more romantic and high class than most of the places we inhabit. There’s the bonus pool, for one. It’s like catnip for most people in the company, and this camera we brought is waterproof, so it’s the perfect playground.

In da Pool 01

Ilan and Kristin in the Romantik Pool.

Not every hotel has a pool. (Though it’s really too bad for many of the guests here, who have nothing to do with steirischer herbst and who perhaps wish we would not be shooting a rap video in their particular body of water…)

I realize that in doing this work on tourover the years, I’ve become aconnoisseur of patterned wallpaper and curtains. Of headboards and phones… anonymous doorways. If we occupy these places only temporarily, at least we occupy them fully. Put our own invented stories on top of the hundreds of real ones which, no doubt, already came before.

Hotel Phone 01

Rob on the floor with phone in Graz

Ilan in the doorway, Graz

Ilan in the doorway, Graz

Hotel Phone 02

Kristin on the hotel phone in Graz


Skating Where You’re Not Supposed To

25. 9. 2014 // // Kategorie Randnotizen 2014
MUMUTH, in Graz, Austria

Kelly skates through the lobby at MUMUTH

In Sunday we arrived in Graz. We learned that will be performing atMUMUTH- the Haus fr Musik und Musiktheater. This is a really beautiful building with a grand lobby which has the best surfaces for roller skating. And so far no one is stopping us…