m1k3y and the return of the fun videos

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.

First, there was the lip-syncing tribute to PopCap’s Plants Vs Zombies game – Zombies On Your Lawn:

Then, answering a call Neil Gaiman had made, an enactment of a scene from The Graveyard BookDancing the Macabray:

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!

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