So, like some 10+ years ago, I made an initial foray into film making. I took an intro to production course at what was then a brand new community cable network. I played with their cutting edge non-linear editing equipment. I read all sorts of film-making books. Devoured Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew. Would beg, borrow or steal people’s cameras and make these little (terrible) on the fly short-films. All of which are on various ye olde video formats, like Super VHS and VHS C.
I even sat down, wrote a screenplay and spent a fun day making an almost feature-length movie that we never got around to editing. Because it was terrible and we knew it. But it was fun! Plus, there was this cameo by a miniature horse that wandered onto our guerrilla production.
Now, it’s the age of YouTube.. a more permissive time, when you can make fun little videos and upload and share them, and get on BoingBoing; stuff like that. Which is just what my friend Heath has been organizing for our little local troupe of fun loving Actors / D&D players.
What future quirky vid will make this a trilogy? Who knows.. But it sure is a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends. Thanks Heath!