INTERVIEW WITH STEFFEN NEDER (art work, light design, role: boy)
It was your first time in front of a camera, how was that for you?
In the beginning during the preparation and the reading rehearsal I was a bit nervous. Surprisingly I started feeling very comfortable and confident later on set. That was not least thanks to the heartly familiarity with the director, my film partner and the rest of the crew. It was so much fun being a child again! Just doing it. Without any prejudice and having an open mind. Just playing – like a child. I never imagined it to be so hard. I’m used to physical and mental work on set but acting took that on an even higher level. I thank the whole team for that awesome experience!
How did your artwork and lighting design on that film look like?
Basically I have to say that I had a free hand in doing the lighting design what you only experience in few projects. I enjoy working with wtp a lot – in my opinion there should be much more productions like that.
Naturally there has been a preliminary talk. We talked about all the scenes that were planned until then. We discussed and determined a look concerning colours and lighting together. But this preliminary decisions were never to be set in stone, what helped the creative process. Since it’s the third film we worked on together, Mira and I knew that we would get along perfectly. And so we also did this time: Starting with a little fauxpas of mine. I didn’t remember the planned cue state in the Clock-Blowjob Scene and just started building it in my creative flow. Mira just let me do it. As we took a look at the arranged picture together Mira told me that she likes it even more than the one we planned before. That’s what I call „a wonderful non verbal teamwork“.
During the music video scene I decided to create three light isles. Guitarists, drums and „Beat me“. Besides I really liked Agnes‘ outstanding performance.
Furthermore we applied the colour red. In combination with the red rose petals, black leather outfits and white artificial light it resulted in a beautiful colour mix. It was clear from the beginning that we won’t have a truck full of lights available. Which can be difficult here and there but doesn’t make it impossible to create a great picture. My motto is: Make out the best and most beautiful out of what you got! Altogether I‘m very satisfied with the technical work on the film.