The Creator of the Second Dimension - Chapter 281
Chapter 278 .Cat and BBQ
When he returned home, Zheng Weijie took off his coat that was stained with a little smoke, and his wife poured him a cup of tea.
“Well, I didn’t drink today.”
Zheng Weijie took a sip of hot tea and put it down.
“Did you have a barbecue tonight?”
The wife smelled the cumin on the clothes. It was a little strange. Most of Zheng Weijie’s previous entertainment was accompanied by investors and actors to a high-end restaurant for a big meal, but I didn’t see which time it was a barbecue.
“Yeah, I had a barbecue with Mr. Xu.”
Zheng Weijie nodded.
“You new boss is really strange.”
The wife helped Zheng Weijie prepare a change of clothes, jokingly.
After taking a hot bath, Zheng Weijie was lying on the sofa while his wife was watching the recently hit idol drama. Their children had just gone to kindergarten and have now fallen asleep. When Zheng Weijie’s film and television company was acquired, he thought he was himself. It’s time to return to the days of poverty, but the changes after that are unexpected. At least for now, he does seem to have new work to complete.
Zheng Weijie was not ordinary in his mind. He recalled some ideas Xu Rui had said to himself at night.
“Barbecue is something that almost everyone has eaten, whether it is rich or ordinary people, from snacks to big ones, it is the most common food.”
The time jumped slightly forward for two hours. Xu Rui said to Zheng Weijie in a barbecue restaurant near the phantom animation, on the back street of Ningjiang University.
In front of them was a barbecue with stainless steel plates, from the most basic lamb skewers to grilled pork belly, baked potato chips to grilled baby dishes, they ordered almost all the varieties in the store.
As they had to drive at night, neither of them drank alcohol, but replaced them with glass bottles of soy milk from the store.
“I think the entry point is very important when shooting a food documentary. When the audience sees this film, there is a feeling of, oh, I have seen it, and then go deeper from here to gradually discover the story behind it.”
Xu Rui ate a bunch of lamb skewers and said to Zheng Weijie.
“I think the theme of barbecue is very good, very close to the people, but there is a problem, Mr. Xu, I feel that the barbecue stalls all over the country seem to be similar, basically it is grilled lamb skewers. It’s okay to shoot an episode. I want to shoot more. Set, I don’t think the material is enough.”
Zheng Weijie looked at the soy milk in the glass bottle and said his opinion.
“Even if the story behind this is different, the food is always repeated, and the audience will be bored watching it.”
Zheng Weijie was surprised when he mentioned barbecue as a starting point. At first, he thought it was a good idea, but after thinking about it, it seemed that there were not too many shots.
According to Xu Rui, this is a 30 to 40 minutes documentary with a total of five to six episodes. It only relies on barbecue to support so much content. Zheng Weijie can’t imagine how to make a filming outline.
You can’t start from raising sheep and shoot all the way to making mutton kebabs, or shoot mutton kebabs of different flavors?
“Do you have any ideas?”
Xu Rui didn’t answer, but asked instead, but from his expression, it seemed that he knew in his mind. He just wanted to ask about Zheng Weijie’s thinking. This was more like an assessment than a simple question.
“Uh, I’m not familiar with documentaries, but according to other documentaries, it should be based on geography, that is, barbecues in various places, and then food sources, such as seafood and land-based ingredients, and finally stories of different styles. Sad and happy like this…”
Zheng Weijie analyzed according to his own understanding and the documentary mode he has seen before.
During the period, Xu Rui just listened quietly and ate two skewers of barbecue by the way.
From time to time, there are students coming in groups around, some sit down and ask for two bottles of beer, some stand in front of the stall waiting to be roasted and take away, and some are alone, just eating at their own discretion, without any loneliness or loneliness. a feeling of.
“This idea is very academic, but I think it’s a bit rigid.”
Xu Rui waited until Zheng Weijie finished speaking before expressing his opinion.
“If this is a documentary broadcast on a TV station, then there should be no problem with the production idea, it is orthodox, but our platform is the Internet, is the first audio video network, when the audience is watching, there will be a lot of barrage, so we Barrage must also be taken into consideration, and even when making it, some small elements that can cause barrage must be added.”
After listening to Xu Rui’s explanation, Zheng Weijie suddenly recalled that the main platform of the magic media that he is currently on is China’s first barrage video website, which has a unique way of interacting with barrage, so thinking about it, Then the conventional documentary mode based on seriousness seems to be a bit less interesting.
“For example, a cat.”
Xu Rui saw that Zheng Weijie was digesting what he had said, and continued.
“Everyone likes cats, and all kinds of cats are also very cute. In China, raising cats is also a normal thing, especially in the catering industry. Cats raise money for money. We can intersperse some cat shots when shooting. Amidst a crowd of barbecues, it gave the audience fresh visual stimulation.”
Zheng Weijie thought for a while and discovered that this was not an idea from the perspective of shooting techniques, but from a psychological level, through interesting things that did not affect the main line to relieve the fatigue of watching similar scenes for a long time.
This Xu Rui has something.
“I think we can start with the order of order when we shoot barbecue.”
Xu Rui took a sip of soy milk and then explained.
“First of all, meat dishes, all kinds of lamb skewers, beef skewers, and pork belly skewers. This is the first episode. Then, in the second episode, have some special barbecues, such as offal, highlighting novelty, and the third episode should be the point. I’m getting tired of the vegetable dishes, take a break, eat something that tastes good and chewy. This is the fourth episode, followed by the bones, chicken wings and trotters. The fifth episode is also available, and the last one is the total sixth episode. Director, what do you think of this idea?”
His remarks are casual and not formal at all, but Zheng Weijie can follow Xu Rui’s words and imagine some pictures.
It was the fat lamb sizzling on the smoky barbecue grill, the roasted leeks dotted with chili and cumin, the chewy beef tendon, and the city scene that can be seen every night.
It is not from the source of the ingredients, the processing method, etc., to classify them, but from the order of the order, an episode is like a dish, and it is indeed quite a novel idea.
And this is in line with what Xu Rui said of the relaxed and happy atmosphere in the Internet. It has a beginning and an end. It is scattered but not scattered This idea is very good. ”
Zheng Weijie was not out of flattery, but said sincerely, after Xu Rui mentioned this, he seemed to have some ideas, and he wanted to start shooting right away.
However, it’s best to barbecue in summer. By the side of the road, with a cold beer, a few friends eat and drink and chat, even if you count the preparatory work, they will have to start the official shooting in May and June.
And estimate the post-editing, production, and a certain season. When the documentary is officially broadcast, you may have to wait another summer.
Thinking of this, Zheng Weijie asked again.
“Do you have any thoughts on the name of this documentary?”
Upon hearing this, Xu Rui gently put the bamboo skewers with the meat in his hand on the side of the baking tray.
“Why don’t you just call…How about a string of life?”