Mr Chandran, my literature lecturer, approached me to do a photoshoot of a play that he was directing. It turned out to be a really interesting and facinating experience.
I was to be at the Arts house in the Old Parliament road. After riding on the road for about a month now, I had very little problem getting there as i was a little more used to the different roads (with a little help from Streetdirectory.com).
I reached the arts house in the late afternoon and was amazed at how beautiful the entire area was. this was strange to me because I often walked around the parliament road, but this was an area that I’ve never really spend much time at. There would always be nook and cranny that I’d miss.
I tried to find some place to park my scooter, and after riding around the area I couldnt find any. Not wanting to be fined by overzealous parking attendants, I went to seek help. I saw a couple of men in uniform. They were valets on the job.
Me : Excuse me! Hi! Do you know where I could park my scooter?
Men : Well, you can park it here (by the roadside) We’ll take care of it for you.
Me : Wow! Really? You are so kind. Thank you so much.
I approached the Arts house. It was gorgeous. It was like a palatial building with all the lights and old charm decorations. There were people lounging and sitting around artily on the seats outside. They were probably waiting for a play to start.
I went upstairs to one of the rooms where the actresses were putting on make up and trying out their costumes.
Hi everyone! I’m Marina. Nice to meet all of you
I noticed a familliar face. One of my classmate from night class, Diane was there and we talked excitedly.
Diane : What are you doing here? Are you acting too?
Me : Oh yes, I’m acting. I’m playing the part of the photographer. Heheheh.
I met this gentleman called Goon, the assistant director for the play and he tells me what type of shots he wanted.
Goon : I want mood shots. These images will be used for the website.
Me : Will it be used for posters or brochures?
I was concerned about the dark lighting which will impair the images. Printed images needed a high resolution for it to look good.
Goon : It’ll only be for the website for now.
Me : Awesome. Thats great!
I saw them play-acting some parts and I found out that the title of the play was called ‘Horse Face’. The gist of the story was about a village of girls in India, trying to find a husband. A potential man arrives. The girls try to different ways to get him to notice them.
It was facinating looking at the girls. They were so pretty! Some of the girls looked fit to be a model. The costumes eccentuated their allure.
Mr Chandran and Goon were discussing director-y things with the girls and we wrapped up about an hour later and some final shots.
The play will be opening somewhere in October. How exciting! Come on and give support to the play, if you can 🙂