Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Rose - The Film Buff | RaiofSunshines

This month meet Rose. If there is one thing you need to know, it's that her mind works 100% faster than anyone I know. Luckily I had all of high school to be able to keep up with all her topic changes within one chat haha. Along with this came her crazy imagination and she has been channeling this through her art and film work since forever. If there was a list of people who got me more into film and TV Rose would definitely be on it. Plus we had a love of Harry Potter where we would even go far enough to memorize 'A Very Potter Musical' and much to our friends horror sing it nearly every lunch time for multiple months. 
So let's get started at peering into a little bit of Rose's mind shall we? Introducing:

 Rose | The Film Buff.

What got you interested in film?
I grew up hearing the stories about my Dad and Grandfather on film sets together, about how baby elephants ran wild on set, monkeys stole the director’s seat and how insufferable some people were to work with. The way my Dad always talked about his days on set, working and working for the job he loved seemed like a dream come true. Of course, I understood he only remembered the good times and memorable moments. He’s kept photos of my Grandfather working and some with my Dad in it, and they seemed like this attainable dream I could reach, that working in film was in our blood. 

My Dad was always taking photos and videos of us, sending them to his mother in England so she could see her grandchildren growing up and her son. Soon, the cameras were passed over to my sister and I to have our hands at. As soon as my hands latched onto the JVC Camcorder I never let go, constantly making movies with my friends in our backyard, writing the script, picking out costumes, re-shooting as many takes as necessary.

In essence, I guess I was just surrounded by it and the film bug never let me go.

What are your top 5 movies?
EVERYONE asks this to filmmakers and film students. Honestly, I’m a big fan of impeccable set design and attention to detail.
1| Star Wars IV, A New Hope
2| Jurassic Park

3| The Grand Budapest Hotel

4| Pirates of the Caribbean

5| Marie Antoinette

Who inspires you in film making?
My inspiration isn’t a question of “who”, but of “what”. 
I watch so many films and TV shows that I’m constantly writing down ideas and making character sketches. The actors performances in their roles and the absolute believably that yes, there are intergalactic space wars, swashbuckling pirates and giant cat-shaped living buses is what inspires me. 

Captivating generations of audiences is what does it for me.

What are the hardest challenges you have faced? How did you overcome them?
In the world of Australian short film, it will be ridiculously hard to cast anyone over the age of 27 in an unpaid role. Even more so if they’re male. 
Far too many times have my classmates had to beg friends and family to fill in cameos and roles. 

What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Do you want to leave one at all?
I don’t need to have my name known across the globe like many actors and some directors and writers, I’d be happy with a small cult following of 6 people. 

What do you want people to know about film?
People seem to think that film consists of nothing more than big budget directors, producers and actors. They’re forgetting the hundreds of roles that make films and shows. There’s location scouts, key grips (lighting assistant), best boys (again, lighting assistants), gaffers (they literally tape everything down), runners, first and second assistant directors, whole rooms of writers teams, catering crews the size of a small army and countless people who work in SFX and colour grading to make everything look pretty. 


What would you do now if you could not fail?
I’d try my hand at a TV show treatment to be made and shown on-air. Maybe something as out-there as Danger 5 was.

I hope you had fun meeting Rose! 
Let me know if movies have become your life and which ones are your favourite!

Love Always,
Past RaiofSunshines |

Bronte | The Artist
How did you get into creating and art?
I must have been drawing on walls or creating some kind of chaos as a child. My parents took me on what can only be described as an "Art school pub crawl" throughout my childhood. I sought out every creative environment; pottery class, drama class, sewing class, writing class, and many art classes. My Oma (grandmother) would set up some paints and buy me a canvas and I would stay there painting for hours.

Jeanette | The Beauty
Where did you get your love for makeup from?
I first got my love of makeup from my older sisters. I used to love watching them get all dressed up before they’d go out. I remember they used to do their eyeshadow really well and I was always impressed by how blended it looked, but when I tried it always looked horrible haha. Because I felt like I didn’t have a talent for applying makeup I wore minimal makeup throughout the whole of highschool.

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