• Acting under the genuine influence of drugs:
  • 3-FPM: proselytizer, dictator, pastor. someone unstable, manic, who has a lot to say about everything. Shaking and wide-eyed. Eyes of a violent power trip.
  • DXM or other disso: half-crazy, drunk prophet. a mystical madman.
  • LSD or mushrooms: naked in the woods. covering self in leaves and mud, climbing trees. inspecting insects, eating flowers.
  • A direct, explicit representation of an interesting Erowid trip report. Ketamine and MDMA combo. Datura nightmares. Create representations of every sensation, vision, insight, hallucination.
  • Two naked people in opposite ends of a field, one covered in white paint and the other in black paint. Running through tall grass. They run around looking for each other. Finally spot each other, sprint toward each other, camera cutting back and forth between black and white bodies, increasing speed until it becomes an epileptic strobe, jump into each other. Black penis into white vagina. White paint splash up along a black torso. White paint splash into a black face. All quick microsecond cuts, closeups of flesh and paint smearing each other. Cannot tell whether they are fighting or fucking, yin or yang. It ends with them both grey and jumping into a lake. Instead of a water splash, though, the bodies fall past the frame over and over.
  • Ejaculation cut with paint running down a tree trunk
  • Peach juice running down the face, track the juice's path down the neck, chest, groin, legs. Toes are a mess of dripping juice, tracked down to another face covered in juice, continues down the throat, etc. in an endless chain of people.
  • Oxygen deprivation makes the entire planet retarded and crazy. Small number of people retain enough intelligence to see what's happening and try to fight back, but mostly everyone is violent and intellectually useless.
  • Man on probation for attendance at work, does everything he can to make it to work on time. Gets in two minutes early, dies of a heart attack at his desk.
  • Assemble passages of dialogue, monologues.
  • Brightblack Morning Light: soundtrack for a hyper-sensual sex scene. Deep pulsating colours, bodies writhing and vibrating, purple and black and blue and red. Wet and sweaty, glowing slow-mo neon. Ecstatic and transcendent, eyes rolling back. Multiple bodies, cuddle puddle, grooving like a mass of worms feeding on a corpse.
  • Man in bed w/ laptop. phone in hand. cables everywhere, wrapped around his arm. he raises his hand to look at his phone. after a few seconds he notices the wires impeding his movement and frees himself. next night, more wires, longer struggle to get free. eventually is buried in wires like a mummy, surrounded by devices glowing in his bed, updates and notifications going off everywhere. his digital life dies a little while later.
  • Faces moving dopishly/drugged, and then freeze-frame with mouth gaping while corporate neon logos flash and scroll down over the face like a slot machine
  • A needle comes out of a TV and drills itself into the skull of the viewer
  • Contraption:
  • Rig that holds the camera down at about shin-level, looks up to the face, spins on its axis. Provide a drunken spins kind of effect.
  • Stream Dream:
  • In an endless, flat, glassy lake. Nothing but water all around. Floating along a strong current. Other people float by on their own personal currents. Some of them look angry and crazy. I try to avoid getting too close to them, afraid that they will suck me into their stream. Eventually I am alone in my current. It takes me to the edge of the world, like an infinite waterfall. I fall off the edge. There is a mixture of fear and flying.
  • Find other-worldly settings around the world, look to Tarkovsky's Stalker for example:
  • Madagascar and other hyper biodiverse islands
  • dystopian China
  • Iceland
  • Swamp lands of the American south
  • Chernobyl
  • Place in the USA that has a non-stop fire burning underground
  • Romania
  • Antarctica
  • Angel Meadow: could very easily be a main theme for a film, nature walks, LOTR-style epic journey in green hills
  • Interviews with terminally ill / hospice patients
  • Open-air cremation. Sense of done-ness. Finality. Beauty.
  • there a man lay dying in ice... listened to his dyin words as he froze.
  • a man is in a prolonged death. people come to visit him at his tree and he gives them some nonsense. people imbue everything he says with the deepest meanings, but it's just nonsense.
  • he freezes over the winter.
  • in the summer, flowers bloom from his eyes and mouth. nobody visits now.
  • Zero emotion in the dialogue, maybe overdub
  • An entire family walking down the street shouting for their lost dog, arguing amongst themselves, getting emotional. Could relate to below: the stalkers play tricks on the family to get them to act out for the camera. Steal their dog, watch them searching.
  • The whole movie is shot from the perspective of a pervert or stalker with a video camera. Maybe 2x of them, a team. The characters don't know they're being watched. They have regular conversations, sometimes mild and sometimes intimate. Nothing crazy, just normal life. Some of the movie is straight from the stalker video camera, while most of it is shot from inside the car or the bush where the stalker is hanging out, so that we can see the stalker. We never get any context on who the stalkers are. They never say anything, and the characters remain unaware through the entire movie that they're being watched. No narrative arc, just these scenes start to end. Examples:
  • Someone jogging, stalker following in car
  • Late at night when they're getting ready for bed, stalker is outside the window
  • Following them all over, on foot and in car.
  • Stock footage:
  • Atom bomb
  • Tantric sex
  • Snake handling
  • Freakshow
  • Bearded ladies
  • Crowd of burqas
  • How come whenever a protagonist gets beat up by thugs they’re always part of some huge organization of criminals, what if it was just a few guys who decided to do that one day
  • Man covered in mud washing himself in the shower w/ music of the icaro from rain+sun playlist
  • Nightmare 2: Small Tshipu-like child walking with me in a void. He's all white, freakishly, like a black albino. He's slowly losing all sensory perception. First his sight goes. He gets scared and calls out to me. We walk hand-in-hand. Then his sense of touch goes. He can't feel me any more, he starts to panic. I keep reassuring him that I'm still here. Then his hearing goes, and he can no longer hear my reassurances. He's locked away inside himself, screaming and crying out for me. He thinks he's lost. I'm still here but he can't hear or feel me. I'm stuck walking with him as he panics and screams and cries, blind and trapped in his mind.
  • Nightmare (noted in iPhone early in the morning of July 13th) -- dilapidated apartment building in the cold winter. Gloomy. Find myself trapped in its courtyard, iron fences covered in barbed wire. Retreating deeper into its space, entering a sewer-like tunnel. Dripping, dim dank yellow light, prostitutes crawling like rats all over the walls and ground. Addicts falling apart and fucking and moaning everywhere. I ask one fat old prostitute how to get out, and everyone stops what they're doing to look at me. They all begin to laugh. I walk down the tunnel toward a source of light. It's not the way I came in but it's the only way I can see to go. The further I walk, the more light fills the space. The more I can see around me, the more I feel sick. I don't remember much else beyond a rising intensity of nausea and fear, corresponding w/ the things I was seeing all around me.
  • Play a lot with colours:
  • Do a rainbow sequence. Drench one scene in red, next in orange, next in yellow, etc.
  • tune of Reve by Vangelis:
  • Day for night shots
  • Fluffs falling through the forest
  • Desolate urbanscape
  • Empty highway with streaky headlights
  • Smoke
  • Semi-conscious, dirty, naked on the ground (in grey and black colors) in real-time, while the dream plays out in vibrant colors and slo-mo
  • Red-drenched water
  • something to the tune of either Chung Kuo or Chromatique by Vangelis.
  • series of slow-mo loops:
  • (fade the loops into each other as opposed to hard cuts)
  • running through tall grass while removing clothing
  • falling into water w/ shirt in hand
  • treading water, view from the back. Naked, view of body fades below torso (as per China cover) -- Grainy/noisy, high contrast
  • lifting head out of water, dripping
  • Giant Chinese paper dragon running through the field (head only, some steamers on it maybe, jumping in water too)
  • Naked painted bodies running into water as well
  • Plants and trees, very colourful, sprouting quickly. Stop-motion or jump-cut
  • random images
  • shoot something in relatively low-light but still bright (to the naked eye, but dark on camera), and then you can edit it darker to make it appear dusk (night for day)
  • slow-mo lightning
  • cigarette smoker with a hole in his throat using the robotic voice, sitting in a chair, holding a microphone up to his throat and singing a song while a woman pats his head and his back
  • meandering thru a tall grassy field in the wind singing 'i don't wanna grow up', preferably w/ a dog running around near me, streams and green canopies. heaven lives in the prairies
  • set something to the music of Lamborghini Meltdown. I see bike rides, spring breakers, summer, gummo, graffiti, shoplifting, hazy trails of slow-mo neon masked men, shirtless and painted, sunset
  • or use the much grimier 'El Camino 2'. downhill on a bike w/ a cape and mask in slow-mo, maybe reverse. vaping all the way down. face covered in googly-eyes.
  • life and death, as above so below. lightning crashes. nature. birds flying away from a crash. bird carrying away a squirrel, or big bird carrying away a dog/cat. crowd of people + skulls. coffee creamer + galaxy. spinning bicycle wheel. lying in tall windy grass, disappearing into it. covering naked body in paint -- one side black, the other white -- and running through long grass, tall enough to hide peen. fall into the grass and jump cut to a splashing water. cut to thunderstorm.
  • Eating a pizza covered in googly eyes -- cut to someone whose face is covered in googly eyes, body painted red+yellow for pizza colors. Cheese dripping on face.
  • Cascading slow-mo waterfall of googly eyes down into body of water
  • notes/to-buy
  • Buy a spotlight of some kind
may 27 2018 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
user picture Zuzanna: interesting may 28 2018