There are a lot of mundane activities you typically don’t see characters do in the movies: characters never seem to need to go to the bathroom… or actually eat the breakfast they prepare… or… well, the list goes on, and I’m sure you have your favourites. What about tweeting? Checking a Facebook account? Checking email? When was the last time you saw a major character in a movie integrate daily social media into his or her adventure?
Of course, it’s all about filming what’s important to the story, but the final edit can reflect our life back to us in a rather skewed way – entirely removing that which we do so often. Does it diminish the perceived importance our frequent but time consuming social media activities… or does it show us what adventures we can have if we unplug now and then?
Hmmm… interesting thought.
Cheers & a connected shoot to you,