Romeo and Juliet: the One Man Version
My first split-screen movie idea was to do a fake duet and I figured I’d try to shoot it while my wife and son were out of town. I was also going to take the opportunity to cut my hair. But then I thought … why not try to combine those projects?
So I tried to come up with an idea that could leverage off the fact that I would look dramatically different in the two versions. And this is what I came up with. A few things I learned on this one:
- putting on make-up is hard!
- acting with an imaginary version of yourself is really hard
- it’s very nerve-wracking to have your two versions separated by a haircut because you can’t go back and reshoot the first one