How to Shave
School of the Insane is back, in episode two we explore the manly world of shaving.
After waiting a few days for enough facial hair to shoot this video I fell asleep on the couch. When I woke up it was one in the morning but the video still had to be shot. I set up some lights in my bathroom, shook the shaving cream bottle and got to work. Originally I had wanted to put the camera in front of my mirror, making it easier to see what I was doing whilst still looking in the general direction of the camera. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough space between my mirror and the basement. So, being the brilliantly brave filmmaker I am, I risked cutting my throat and shaved blind. Using the camera as a guide when things got tough, I carefully navigated my way through shooting without giving myself a bloody ending.
I really like the idea of this series, it opens us up to poke fun at absolutely anything, from something topical like the Selfie video, to something mundane like shaving. It’s also interesting to have to work in a structure. If I want it to be a series of videos, they need to follow a similar style and pattern. The more I do, the more challenging it will be to find creativity within those confines. I look forward to it.