The Final Cut - ‘Mylo, The Last Aufwader’
I was inspired by many sources including films, books and music for this production. Whilst filming I came across ‘Latchkey’s Lament’ (Troy Nixey, 2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5qivpYWj28. Since my production partner and I had plenty of footage, we set about some tests with green screen and special effects, and it became apparent we had the technology to re-engineer the original proposal of this film. Originally the protagonist was going to be quite a mystery, with only glimpses of a hand or costume in the odd shot, with the main handheld POV implied as the vision through his own eyes. We held another 2 days shooting with more green screen so that we could go all out with fantasy and magic and have Mylo less of a mystery, and more the visual focus of the moving image like the character in ‘Latchkey’s Lament’. We hope this allows full engagement, and for the audience to fall in love with Mylo as much as we have. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with my brother Simon. We found ourselves getting involved with each other’s designated roles and we are looking forward to making a second production together.