A Pilgrim’s World View

This is my third character improvisation/splitscreen tech rehearsal of A Pilgrim and The Old Woman who befriends him and hires him as a gardener. In this new outdoor scene, A Pilgrim busks on the sidewalk with the passersby, except for The Old Woman, shown as anonymous figures who are as oblivious to A Pilgrim as he is to them. I spent much of my worktime last week studying and thinking about how cinematography is a storytelling element. A Pilgrim is a strange little man who sings but never speaks. Like anyone else, however, he has a world view. It occurred to me that the best way to show his character is to construct scenes through his world view in which most people whom he encounters are anonymous figures who are as oblivious to A Pilgrim as he is to them. CREDO, A Pilgrim is a video performance in progress about a drifter who goes from town to town earning money as a gardener and as a busker, mostly singing Negro Spirituals. He has very few possessions but the most precious one is an invisible box containing his spiritual advisors, the miniature heads of a nun, a monk and an ancient priest.

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