We met in the Nob Hill area (trendy area to the E. of the U.) around 10 and filmed on one of the side streets. It's going to be a typical independent avant-garde type film. I was dressed as Nevada. There were probably about a dozen people helping out. There were some great shots including me pushing Faelad's wonderful little boy, Ray, down the street in a stroller. The group also got to witness "The Fursuiter Effect." You put on a fursuit and start walking down the street and soon everybody is honking and waving at you and running to find cameras to get a picture with you.
We broke for lunch at the Flying Star and just talked. I was very happy to talk to more artistic people. I would really like to be able to break into the community somehow and be able to offer my talents to them. The star of the show, aviatrix, was a super-nice person. She seemed really jazzed about having a fursuiter available for future performances. It was also nice to be among a group of people that didn't mind getting/giving hugs. It was also the first time I have heard a non-fur use the term "mundane" to talk about the general public.
I have been saying to myself for years that I needed to balance my life with art. I was always the practical and analytical type. While I could appreciate art and music, I felt like I needed to be a part of it. But how? I played piano as a child, but I knew I didn't have the heart to continue. I also did a little acting as a child, but it was just something I never pursued. But now that I have discovered my niche as a fursuiter, that seems to be changing. I can finally unleash that creativity. Perhaps that's why I may seem like I go overboard sometimes when it comes to suiting. Once the flame of passion is lit, it takes a lot to put it out. I also think that's why my Kitty and I get along so well. We are balancing forces on each other. She has noticed that she is not the angsty performer anymore because I am a grounding force. And I no longer have my feet buried in the ground because she helps to set my creativity free.
But I digress.
We decided to do some shooting in downtown after lunch. There are some life-like bronze statues that made for wonderful props. We also shot in Civic Plaza until a creepy homeless guy started shouting threats to the bear. There should be some wonderful shots of all of the humans inside of a cage while a bear walks along the outside smacking a riding crop across his paw.
All in all it was a great day. I'm hoping this could really be the start of something. I'll have to let everyone know how the final project turns out. I believe the film festival is in August.