Another Little Movie

Our loosely knit group is making another movie this Saturday. This is a little different structure than the last, and I’m hoping the reduced pressure means a better finished product… though who knows?

This time the whole thing is run by a company called Midnight Movie Making Madness LLC. I wonder why they need to limit their liability?

It’s a two week contest, though the first week is nearly over and hasn’t been used for any production.

In this competition, every team gets assigned a genre and subject. Instead of that being an impediment, this time it is helpful! We are making a SciFi movie that contains a card game.

Excellent! At least I have some props we’ll need.

We have a free mailing group through Google (is there anything Google doesn’t do?), so I threw out some ideas and a rough plot line. It didn’t take long for some suggestions to come back and the plot changed.

As much as I thought I had a good idea, the suggestions were better! I’m not going to reveal our plot here, but it’s pretty cool. There’s even a payoff!

Now the question is, can we carry it off? I’ve got an idea about a few simple special effects. Can our editor (his ‘real’ job is physician researcher) carry it off? He’s game, but not only will the techniques be new to him – so will the concept.

Meanwhile there’s a lot to think about and look forward to. Of course when we’re done, I’ll post the film online. You don’t do something like this without expecting it to be viewable.

One thought on “Another Little Movie”

  1. I’ll bet they are limiting their incidental liability in anticipation of potential collateral damage from special effects experiments.

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