Crushing a can is easy. Balloon inflation, not so much.
With open arms and a retro cinema marquee, we met with our production team from Small Town Moon to organize our shot list, prop needs, and other logistics for the Shirts! shoot. Seth Fuller and Scott Hussion scored the prefect place to film, a large photographer’s studio with the essentials: high ceiling, cement floor, white wall, and a bathroom. They will bring all the heavy duty gear. My own list of props to provide is long, but includes mostly small, disparate items such as a deck of cards, five Idaho potatoes, one vinyl album, six crushable cans, Mom's white plates, etc.
Speaking of cans, we held a brief rehearsal wherein subject of the film, Dick Rosemont, crushed a can. Quick, easy, no complications. He needs to practice juggling potatoes, though. Balloon blowing was a bust, in the literal sense. It’s OK. We have time to work these things out.
I’d be hard pressed to articulate the film just yet so of course this all sounds a bit silly.
It's just a big tease. But in the end, I promise you two and a half minutes of pure joy.
Update: Shirts! has a dedicated website!