I Edited my first Short Film in 2010 on Windows Movie Maker. Likewise, I wrote my first Screenplay on Microsoft Word. Ten years later, I am using Adobe Premiere Pro to Edit my work & I have been using a Homegrown Screenwriting Software called ‘Scrite’ for Writing. I realized the
After having made the two shorts ‘REC’ & ‘The Royal Pub’ in this style, I came across this Writer & Director by name Joe Swanberg. His works & interviews led me to the wikipedia of ‘Mumblecore’ & further to a few other Directors, who are known for shooting with this
As per Wikipedia, “Mumblecore is a subgenre of independent film, characterized by naturalistic acting and dialogue (sometimes improvised), low-budget film production, an emphasis on dialogue over plot, and a focus on the personal relationships of people in their 20s and 30s” I wasn’t aware that there is a ‘formalized name’
This was another attempt to shoot using mumblecore technique. This time though, I decided to take it a step further and shot this in several locations & incorporated a lot more inter-cuts, unlike the previous two short films. The plot was developed during workshops with the Actors.
In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Informant’, there comes a point when an FBI agent asks Matt Damon, ‘You look at yourself as a man wearing a white hat & they are all wearing a black hat?’. In the context of the Film; Damon’s character is the ‘man with the black hat’.