Stan: Day 1
After being undecided on songs for our project throughout the semester, I finally settled on “Stan”, Eminem’s cautionary tale of fandom. One of my favorite hip-hop songs of all time, I was driven to adapt it into a video despite the fact that the song contains wrist cutting, car crashes, and Eminem. Oh, and it’s six minutes long.
Despite these obstacles, I chose to push forward and launch production. Adapting “Stan” will be a challenging experience. The obvious thing to do would be to film some guy writing a letter for six minutes, but I wanted to expand on Stan’s life and further develop his character by sprinkling in key moments from his life throughout the song. Today, I’ll be shooting scenes between Stan and his girlfriend. We’ll see how that goes.