Music on Screen? Do Like Nick Offerman and Don’t Fake It, Play It!
Filmmaker Brett Haley wanted to tell a story about people who make music, so he asked Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons to play all the music...completely live.
I had a chance to sit down with Brett Haley and Nick Offerman on the eve of their premiere at this past SXSW; you can check out the film in theaters starting this June 8. They gave us a glimpse into not only the production requirements for this kind of style, but also what it was like to work together, with this being Offerman's first official leading role.
Topics we cover in our conversation:
- Production requirements for shooting live music
- How and when to bring in a composer to write the music in this situation
- The tools needed to allow the DP and crew to shoot sequences that are happening live, all in one take
- How a director can help actors who are not professional musicians feel comfortable on this kind of set