Sunday, October 28, 2007

No surf this weekend, but the week holds promise.

I have to share something that happened while doing the last Musica shoot. The scene was the concert held for the school kids of Bellingen, NSW.

The reason all this MS thing began originally was to provide the surfing backdrop to the concert series, and to get the reaction of the kids.

The orchestra was to play a 17 minute piece, a combination of their arrangement of Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond, and Paganini's Caprice 24, all choreographed to a film cut we made that was to play behind them on a big screen. Come the moment that they they were to commence playing, and as I'm preparing to enjoy the show from right up the back near the projector, I lean back, put my foot against the wall and kicked the plug out of the wall. I died a thousand deaths, and started to sweat as I saw 8 months work begin to disappear out the door.

In the end, after the orchestra played everything else they could think of, we (they) got it all going again, and managed to laugh about it afterwards, and in retrospect, I think it was better because of it, but you couldn't have made me feel more sick if you'd stuck my head in a bag of crook prawns.

The pic is part of the crowd of 500 kids, (who loved it by the way) taken after the projector went back online.

I'm gonna stop now before I kick the plug out of the wall.


reverb said...

...the good vibrations of the people were the safety net...

nm said...

What an incredible experience for those kids. Good on you, Mr. Mick.

clayfin said...

Sounds like you are having the time of your life, can't wait to see the finished product. Oh, and your kid can draw!

Patch said...

You should choreograph 'the kick' into all the shows now.