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10/22/14 at 2:17AM
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10/22/14 at 1:08AM
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starkid-amor asked:
Hey MK, you said in your behind the scenes vlog for Ishipit (which was amazing by the way) that you were going to do more character research for Zoe. I was just wondering what that entails/what your method is for that. I totally understand if you're too busy to answer this! Thanks for being a cool human being. :)

Well, it’s different for every project. One thing I always do no matter the project is read the script every day from the time I get it to the time we’re shooting. That’s pretty important.

In this case, uh…I had been at home in Arkansas for a week, and the day after I got back we dyed my hair and recorded the songs (which ended up taking like, 10 hours), and the next day we started shooting. So we kinda jumped in right after I got back. I’d been working on stuff at home, like learning the songs, but I’d also been prioritizing time with my family and didn’t feel as solid on the script when we started as I wanted to. Preparing for Zoe also included watching videos from other lady vloggers who love HP (primarily meekakitty), reading fanfic (that Yulin sent me, thank you Yulin), and the like. I had a lot more on my list of research-y things to do than I even ended up having time for.

Another thing in this instance was not only the different style of the film (for which we all brushed up on by watching Scott Pilgrim and Edgar Wright’s other films), but also just figuring out who Zoe was and how she thought and moved and spoke. I put sometimes way too much pressure on myself to make my characters very distinct from each other and I did that in this case, worrying that she might come off as too like Zelda, or Ally. Even once we started shooting I didn’t feel super confident about where I was with her, but that often tends to be the case and at that point you just gotta let go and trust the director to take you in the right direction. And wardrobe and makeup and set and literally every other part of production helps too. The work every other member of the crew does influences my work and my part in the project, and that’s cool.

Well, that ended up being way more of an essay than I intended. Thank you for the good question and I’m glad you liked the film!

10/22/14 at 12:00AM
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10/21/14 at 10:51PM
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10/21/14 at 9:18PM
Filed under: #what?!    #so great    #so many great fanarts you guys    #thank you    #I ship it film   
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10/21/14 at 8:34PM
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10/21/14 at 7:26PM
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10/21/14 at 6:17PM
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fremui:

The point is to find dignity and self-worth in creating something new, built from the ashes of pain and heartache!

I Ship It 

10/21/14 at 5:49PM
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10/21/14 at 5:09PM