Filmmaking: It’s Fantastic.

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So Mark and I used to say in our heyday, which is now - hey! - around twenty years ago. Well, no matter. Filmmaking is still fantastic.

Here’s what I like about it: it’s three-dimensional problem solving in real time. And it’s not the irritating-as-fuck non-solution problem solving that follows me around at my day job like dryer lint; it’s tactile, and practical, and real, and it has immediate, visible results. You start any given day of any given shoot with a series of problems that need to be solved: logistical, conceptual, creative. And you take them, one by one, till you get to the end. Some days, you solve all of ‘em; some days, you solve none of ‘em. But you piece out, one step at a time, taking each specific challenge in turn until you arrive at the moment of truth. And when it’s done you have a Result. If you’re on your shit, that result is a movie.

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All you need to make a movie on water: improvised camera rig, soup pot*, and a waterproof script. *soup pot optional

All you need to make a movie on water: improvised camera rig, soup pot*, and a waterproof script.

*soup pot optional

From the tederick.com archives: VCR2.

If you’ve never seen a VCR film before, this may help you, but probably won’t.

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From the tederick.com archives: "Countdown"

I made this 1-minute film (like, actual film!) as an exercise in my second year at York… no idea what the assignment was but it probably had something to do with making dinner. The shattering of the space-time continuum was all me.

Something I worked up last week when Team Sam & Gabe hit the road with some gifts for our honouree kids. The part where we were stuffed into the car and drowning in balloons was my favourite. I love my job!

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Watched: Grab ‘Er By The Tiptoes

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With Daniel Eustace Cockburn and Demetre “Thunderdome” E. in attendance, it was contended that we should watch a movie where a bunch of drunk Irish people try to evade sea monsters (Grabbers), followed by a romantic comedy in which Gary Oldman played a dwarf (Tiptoes). These were not, strictly speaking, Good Ideas, but hey, you only live once.

Prior to the movies I tried to have a conversation with Daniel about why I don’t need movies to be good (using Monsters as collateral) but it was a non-starter. Better to have stuck to the original pre-show entertainment, which was this crazy shit:

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Getting To Know (Me). A little 6-minute video I put together for my team day last week. In case you wanted the story till now.

*spoiler warning: contains Star Wars

**and a bunch of shit from my movies when I was a teenager

***and at least six mistakes but hey, one step before perfection amirite?

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