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3.02.2008

"Flowers" is Rendering

I sent our 24 Hour Video Contest piece, "Flowers", to render at 12:01am. I wanted to have my edit done by midnight so my computer would have time to render it and upload it to YouTube. I hope I have enough time. It's going to be close.

How did everything go?

Really well!


3 Seconds to Go

At 5am I grabbed a screen capture of the countdown and figured out which three elements we would include in our video: 1. Cheerios (despite the illegal nature of this violation of trademark; I knew I could work around this), 2. Mismatched Socks, and 3. The line of dialog, "That better not be what I think it is."

By 5:10 we started setting up lights for our first shot.

At 6:20 we stopped rolling our twenty minute shot of the sunrise for time-lapsing later.


The Sunrise this Morning

We arrived at my parents' house ten minutes behind schedule. Not a great way to start a packed day of filming, especially when we hadn't done anything particularly difficult yet.

After that, however, we got back in track.

Everyone we interacted with was absolutely top-notch and treated us like important filmmakers. We can not express enough how grateful we are to Banister's Flowers, LLC, Julie's Hallmark #6, and my parent's for letting us film at your locations. Thank you!


What made this project so great? Two main things: The Cast and Crew.

Our great actor Matt and our beautiful actress Kelly did a fantastic job in their roles. Dave, as usual, was absolutely stellar in his bit part as well. The only person who will not get an Oscar for his performance is me.


Kelly


Matt

Top that off with an amazing Crew, and it is amazing what can be done. Thanks to everyone: Nathan, Cameron, Brittany, Christina, and Andrea. We couldn't have done it all without you.


Cameron and Nathan

For those of you interested in what kind of Pre-Production we had completed before this morning, I have posted our Script,
Shot List, Schedule, and Breakdown for your viewing pleasure.

Looks like it's going to be another two hours of rendering. Hopefully it will be a quick upload after that because I need some sleep.

I'll post the video when it's uploaded.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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