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I just wanted to take a moment and write about my project. I have been researching a lot and the script is going well. A big challenge for me is to write it using a language that is accessible. It is important that anyone who speaks English and from all walks of life can understand the message. I really want to reach a broad audience and not just those who specialize in race theory or feminist art. 

The script  is pretty funny but its missing a few "punch lines." It still needs a lot of work but its coming along and I believe it is good entertainment. I just do not know if some parts are too excessive. It is definitly didactic and in that sense it lacks subtlety and ambiguity. However, my character's personality is the opposite of subtle and I think in this situation, it may be good to be a little more direct. What was great about the last "Oriental Tutorial" was that it really crossed the boundaries of acceptability. The idea is to make the viewer laugh but also to make them self-reflect and I think using a more subtle approach may not be as effective.  

I am eager to get the rough draft done and I plan to have it finished and memorized by January 20 so that I can email it to my profs and get a mid critique. I am excited for the critique, especially from these two profs because I really value their feedback. They have both been very willing to help me as an artist even though I am not a student anymore. But I do want to give them plenty of time to look at the work and get back to me.

The space I found is perfect for shooting but because its such a corporate place, its been rather difficult getting a hold of the main representative. I am trying to figure out a plan two if this space does not work out. I found a hair salon that seems pretty willing, but I do not think the hair salon really makes sense with a make-up video. I am thinking about transforming a space in the apartment and creating a set that resembles a make-up studio. IHowever, I have never been good at set design but it may be good practice. 

Back home I intern with a photographer and he is amazing at set design and uses small props that he buys at discount stores and he really knows how to transform a space. It may be worth sending him a message. 

I will wait for the man to get back to me. I know he is very busy but in the meantime, I will continue my work. 


Posted by Raheleh Saneie "Rah" on 1/10/14

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