Friday, June 27, 2014

Aladdin, the Finished Film, and Behind the Scenes

I finally finished my day job film project "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" this month. It's been a lot of work. The film ended up at 35 minutes, all of it greenscreened. I edited the film with a couple of our project participants, which all have some disability of some kind, both mentally and physically. This film may not be as slick as some of the other stuff I've made, but then again, it's not my film. This is the collective result of our mutual efforts, where all involved have done the best they can. There's no shortage of enthusiasm, but sometimes the effort, understandably, doesn't match the performances of people with perfect health. Having said that, I think there's a LOT to enjoy. For those of you mostly keen on seeing the genie (which seems to have attracted some interest) he appears first at 8:00. I'm afraid the film is only in Swedish.

Joakim, who is one of the extras and also plays a guard, did this little behind-the-scenes-with me. In this video you can see a quick runthrough of the genie make-up, and you'll also see how simple our greenscreen set-up was.