I have been as busy and sick as a dog the last three days in preparation for the festival in Korea. I finally finished cutting the trailer video for the project in Taiwan this fall after about 100 hours of work in the cutting room (See? I can never be specific. Just this last week as The Rocker and I were jetting around Japan on a quick promotional tour, we found out that there has been a major change in plans. It is not a problem, but it has changed the concept of the show 180 degrees. This is why I talk about projects as little as possible until opening day. Special thanks to my good friend, The Clown, who instilled this idea in me early in my career. Even the video concept changed at the last minute, but sometimes such destabilization can play to your advantage.).
To tell the truth, I am very happy with this video; I tried some new techniques, and it is about two times longer than the previous longest video I have ever cut. The eclectic music presented special problems, but I think I was able to work around them all (Imagine trying to find a way to make Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, traditional Chinese drumming, an avant garde percussionist, Mongolian Buddhist chanting and Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ in a way that will make sense! I hope to post some links soon.
For this trip, I have been writing old school style in my notebook every chance I get. I met up with the daughter of my former German teacher and her friends in downtown Seoul and had drinks early into the morning. I will transcribe some thoughts as time allows.
Travelling like this is really the best part of my life right now. Tonight, The Political Scientist will be arriving as well; the special Lithuanian envoy to the Korean arts scene.
Off to Chuncheon!