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Aside: Magicians' Oreos

They are discussing a guy who recently died because he snuck a box of Oreos. Our character is still trying to sort out his unfamiliar world.

"Magicians can't have Oreos?"

"Diabetics can't have Oreos."

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor


Aside: Redemption

"Redemption, Frank; it's real."

"Ah -- Jesus Christ."

Intentional or not -- I'm hoping intentional -- this kind of thing makes me smile. Reminds me of the moment in The Matrix when Neo says, "Jesus Christ," and Trinity asks, "What?"

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor


Introducing Production Notes: BTS for upcoming films

If you've been following along over on YouTube, you may have noticed we've done more than 25 episodes of After the Movies where we criticize and praise movies we love and hate. We also talk about why. ...still, for as much as no one wants to listen to our opinions about movies, I think you may be interested in seeing even more about the ups and downs of the movie making process. That's why we started a brand new show: Production Notes.

Project E - Episode 1: Script Writing

Each episode will explore where we are in the production process (this first ever episode is about writing the script and how that's coming thus far; hint: we have a long way to go). We'll take you behind the scenes and give you a look around. But don't worry, we'll be careful not to give away too many spoilers! I still very much plan to have a complete BTS documentary once the film is done as well, where we can reflect on the process.

So now, instead of just harping on other people's failures and marveling at their successes, you can watch us do it to our own productions!

Let me know what you think, and if you have questions, ask!

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor