Back in my first year of film school we were given an assignment to do a character study on a real or fictional person. I had lots of ideas, but I think every filmmaker decides to make a homeless person video at some point . . . mine is fake, but still. Looking back at this now (shot in spring 2003, i was 18) i'm most impressed with how it looks. I hadn't really had much technical practise, but i storyboarded the whole thing and shot it exactly as planned. Important to note, the project also had to be an in-camera edit meaning that the filmming process would be limited to the functions on the camera. We were, however, allowed to add music and credits. I have a great amount of nostalgia thinking about where i was then and how this came to be, but take away from the project what you will. Mr. Debussac, feel free to ellaborate on the experience of what it was like to be homeless for an afternoon if you happen to come across this. Otherwise, here is a first look on this blog at some of my early student work.
Directed by Luke Fandrich
Starring Ward DeBussac