Thursday, June 30, 2011
One of our scenes for Noh Garden takes place in a garden, and we decided to film it outdoors. Elk Rock Garden at Bishop's Close, in Portland, offers some interesting options. The problem was to come up with something that might pass, if no one looked too closely, for an olive grove in Palestine. Joyce Lew and I spent a pleasant hour wandering the garden (if you haven't been there, you should go), and finally settled on this location. Here I am standing in our faux olive grove on a rocky hillside somewhere in filmland.
Camera closeups will help--and an actor wearing something more authentic to the scene than my Picasso in Paris summer shirt. Yes, this is the same guy in the picture upper left column in a somewhat less Zen mode.