February 18, 2015


Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Once again, thank you for your participation and talents last night, and for accommodating this exercise in your schedules at last minute. Thank you K for transportation and equipment lugging,
D for coordinating and providing accommodations, W for your expertise and multitude of gifts, C for access to the internet, G for always being a great set of eyes and ears and your attention to detail; and S for your excitement and presence. YBJ expressed concern about performing unrehearsed for an audience, anxiety your professional attitudes helped assuage. DESIGNING FOR GOOD I doubt D did this on purpose, but serendipity made it so that the room door happened to be facing a drawing depicting Christ on the cross. I'll take that as a blessing. Could one of you grab a shot of that please? Let's start counting our blessings. I'll also note that the room was no. 2, which is my lucky number. These things are useful for creating scavenger hunts throughout the game. READING NOTES Readings are normally rather dry, and as you could tell last night I was reading some long and boring screen instructions which we would have conveyed visually had we done the reading as originally planned. You may have heard me refer to the POV many times, and things like [heartbeat][blink]. In the case of the OBJECT, it is shown from one perspective. An homage to the old days when the practice was never showing Jesus' face in film out of reverence, as well as an attempt to convey the experience of walking in his footsteps. Our inspiration for this treatment came from a project we executed in 2012, a promo program for the Aids Committee Durham. 'AAA' begins with an 'experience' segment, meant to convey the experience of receiving a positive AIDS diagnosis. It illustrates to a degree what POV feels/looks like to us; although some of the effects are overpronounced for impact in this case; in the case of THE OBJECT they would be more subtle.

Though YBJ didn't contribute to the work above, we completed a few pieces together,  including one of my favorites, an impromptu thank you to our transportation sponsor made up of mostly b-roll.

As discussed yesterday, we will be taking out a cut of the Soliloquy for deployment onto 2KYU.  K is working on that now, and pending approvals, we should have it ready in time to show Friday/present Saturday at YEC15.

We will also be uploading a video copy of the session to 2KYU.com for those of you who weren't able to attend. 

We took one word impressions from the audience in attendance last night which will be smashed into a piece called SuperScribeDiatribe.  

Notes on that will be distributed to 2KYU Subscribers only!.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

Do You 2Q?

February 06, 2015

The Beginning of The Story with No End

by Arielle Filipe

This story has no end - but this is where it really begins.
Heart racing, suspended in time and space.


These are the impressions left with the project team, and University of Toronto students, who had the wonderful opportunity of sitting in as the story behind KAIROS came to life in its first reading. On January 20th, 2015, the 2KYU project team met at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus to read, discuss, and form the introduction to the production that will seek to rewrite the story we know. This reading would also become the foundation for the soliloquy in the video above, and the second step in bringing KAIROS to life, introducing a new perspective to the world.

Although I was not present for this reading, and the creation of this soliloquy, in both its original story and video presentation, I grappled with these same feelings/impressions as I watched the short video on my own time.

The piece gets your heart pumping, and creates a moment of tension, as you are carried on this journey through the stars, through the life of the speaker. Although just under 2 minutes long, the video leaves a lasting impression and creates a sense of nervousness and tension. The atmosphere it creates instills a feeling as though something about the story will be life changing for not only the speaker, but also the viewer. The imagery takes us through an unravelling of space, suspending us in time as we drift aimlessly through that space, devoid of direction.

We are left alone to grapple with our own thoughts, and reflections, about the story this man introduces.

This story has no end - We have been doing this for over 2000 years but this is where it begins. This is where the viewer is opened up to a different story. It is just the beginning, the first taste that leaves you wanting to know more of this man’s story, our story.  The story of what his life truly meant to the world and a basis to question what ours may yet mean.

Although I was not present for much of the production of KAIROS, I find myself becoming more and more involved as different pieces of the story come together. It is almost as though it is a puzzle in which the blank spaces are slowly becoming filled, and the big picture, the underlying story, begins to make more sense while also bringing about new questions. I expect that many who are exposed to this story will also be moved, even if only momentarily.

This may be the story that has no end, but this is the start to questioning what it is we know.