IT HAS ARRIVED.
I heard about the Rain Room back in 2012 and have been aching to see it ever since. It is an art installation that is comprised of a room/space that has perpetually falling water that falls through a grate covering the floor. When you walk towards the water, however, a sensor near the spout detects your movement and shuts the water off. This means that you can walk directly into and through the falling water and remain dry the entire time.
Once again, it’s hard to not shoot an art film when you don’t have a story or script or characters or actors or anything, but it’s always fun.
I walk to and from work nowadays. Sure, it takes me only five minutes to drive to work but I like the fresh air and exercise and I prefer to spend forty minutes walking over forty minutes driving most of the time. I saw this on my way to work on morning. Watching water do this has always been one of my private pleasures; a zen moment that you have to be at the right place at the just the right time to catch. So I shot it and discovered that it is very difficult to make a film anything other than artsy when there is absolutely no story or narrative involved.
Which is not such a bad thing sometimes.
For long time readers, some of you might recognize Bradford from AirSWAT. We made this a couple of weeks ago, into the second week of the United States Government Shutdown. We conceived, wrote, filmed, edited and published the video faster than it took the government to get its shit together, which is both fascinating and extremely disturbing.