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AWAKENING – PART IV – TAKE YOUR TIME…

Working on a personal project without the pressure of time can be actually a tricky task…

With the usual pace of working on a jobs to pay your bills the time is a luxury that most of us can’t afford.
In the times of “likes”, one click glimpse and content constant flow through your newsfeed we all experience the unnatural pressure to produce quickly more body of work. To shoot and shoot and shoot…

Whenever I work for myself, (especially then) time is the crucial factor.
My approach is to take my time. Relax and do whatever has to be done. Find people you really want to work with. Organise location and gear that you need. And when that all falls in the right places press the button and set the date.

You soon understand that you don’t have to do anything for anyone, you will have clear headspace but finding time can still be a challenge.
That is when people start cutting corners, trying to find the easiest way out. This is the moment when things can go wrong.

When I work on a bigger scale project I always take three important elements into consideration: The Scope, The Time and Money.

It is clear for most that the project with a big scope needs more budget to cover props, location, team etc. But it is not necessary clear for everyone that projects like that need relevant amount of time.
By affecting any of the above circles, like having not enough money, or time you will affect the common part of sets…

That common part to me represents a Life Span of your project.

I had a professor once who would say to a student during the project consultations that:
“…you had a month to prepare yet your proposal looks like you have spent on it 30 minutes last night. Therefore I can give you only 30 second of my time…”
I think that was fair game.

It is pretty much the same situation with your viewers, if you will cut corners while working on your project, people will notice that and will not spent their time to look and explore it, to understand it, to share it…
Your project life span will be rather short…

Don’t rush things!
If you have to wait, so be it. I am taking my time to develop the concept, to find more money, to work with great people.

Regular readers know that I have been working on Awakening for two years now and here is one of the reasons why it is taking so loooong…

In 2010 I was introduced to a very talented artist, designer extraordinaire and a really nice person Sophie de Oliveira Barata.
Sophie founded The Alternative Limb Project and she is designing prosthetics for amputees.
But not just limbs… her work is really special and recently you could read about her in WIRED .


Photo: Alex Lake via WIRED

We became friends instantly and since day one I knew that we will work together the problem was the time of course. We couldn’t match our calendars in 2011 and in 2012 she was overwhelmed with work for people from around the world coming for London Paralympics 2012. You could see Viktoria Modesta in Sophie’s Crystallised Leg during the Paralympics Closing Ceremony

So I had to wait…

In my second instalment you could see the concepts for the main character outfits. I needed Sophie to help me with the Helmet.

The concept for the helmet was done by talented Marek Okon who did this illustration and kindly let me use it as a base for the concept.

I have developed technical drawings for Sophie to take a look and in June when we finally had some free time on our hands (!) we pressed the button!

The model is no one else than the one and only Jay Jessop!
You have met her on our blog as a Bamboo Forest Warrior. Jay is a good sport and is always up for crazy concepts!


We went through many changes but I really love the effect and I think we did a great job on this one!
It was absolutely worth the wait all that time to get it right. I wanted to stay true to the original idea and just couldn’t accept a standard helmet replacement – it had to be special and I couldn’t make it happen in a short time, without special people around me!

The journey is as important as the final effect!

It was tiring but now we are ready to move on to the next element…
Stay tuned there is more to come!

Thanks for checking!
Jaroslav

www.AurumLight.com
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AWAKENING – PART III – Make It Happen vs Make It Real

AWAKENING – PART II – Building Your Team

AWAKENING – PART I – Finding Your Anchor Point

AWAKENING – PROLOGUE – Seeing beyond the obvious…

AWAKENING – THE PHOTO-QUEST with AurumLight Team

Brace yourself winter is coming – THE GIRL WITH THE BROKEN HEART – BTS Teaser

A few weeks ago we managed to shoot one of my concept shoots which is now in postproduction…
Working on current assignments it will take me a while before I will find time to retouch the final illustrations.

Taking this under consideration, you will see the end piece while we will have a (hopefully) beautiful spring and for a moment I was worried somewhat it is not going to be a relevant…

… but as the great fan of “Game of Thrones” and seeing the 3rd season of the show starting on 31st March I am not worried anymore! Knowing that the theme is similar makes me even a little happy about that.

So brace yourself winter is coming!
But for now I will leave you just with this short Behind The Scenes teaser:

The Girl With The Broken Heart – BTS Teaser:

The concept for the shoot has been ready for a while now, but only recently I felt that this is the right time for it.
I always say that being prepared early and working with excellent team will let you improvise on the day. But location shooting is quite a different game than any studio work and you just can’t predict a lot of things. There are days when the shoot is more like fire fighting to save the day rather than ticking the boxes on your schedule.

Those are the days when a great team and excellent and reliable gear will play an essential part!
More about that in the near future so please watch this space and cheers for watching.

Jaroslav

TGWTBHproject – The AurumLight Team:
Concept & photography – Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Model – Paula Langowska
Hair & MakeUp – Katarzyna Lada
BTS Video/Photo – Rafal Makowski
Location Logistics – Dawid Durniat
Permits: Lukasz Daniewski
Transport: Konrad Mroczynski
Costume desing: Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Costume props: Melina Carranza, Jay Jessop, Karen Helle, Ewa Wieczorkiewicz, Aleksanda Wieczorkiewicz
Assistants: Aleksanda Wieczorkiewicz, Agata Ciesielska, Bartek Rozenski, Joanna Wieczorkiewicz, Ben Prewett, Carl Keane, Pawel Laskowski, Przemyslaw Niedzielski

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My best regards
Jaroslav

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