|Life is a bliss without the agitation|
This is one shoot that I will remember because I finished up feeling more relaxed than I had started. It was set by the banks of Lower Pierce Reservoir, amid the tropical nature reserves of Singapore. There was tranquility and silence punctuated by the gentle waves beating the shore and the brush of leaves against the breeze. A dream come true for the audio man to capture pristine sound.
It was a production for a soft drink ad. A scene where I sat by a deck chair fishing and having an innocent discussion with a little boy about why real men consume the drink. It was amusing and tongue-in-cheek. Why aren't more scripts like this?
There are more aggressive and violent scripts than happy and peaceful ones. Perhaps that is because more people can relate to the former better, and it gives them that adrenaline rush they need. Which is why TV drama soaps usually have a key character in a hospital intensive care unit dying of terminal cancer. Just watching a few minutes of these dramas stresses me out, let alone acting as one of the characters.
Given the choice, I would choose a peaceful day anytime. Wouldn't you?
A part of you says "Yes" and another yearns for the 'excitement', isn't it? :)
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