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Caught Dead-Handed

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Although this baby could use some polishing in Final Cut (it was my first time using it), it is nevertheless my favorite video I’ve produced for a class. Supposed to be a one-minute short based on Pandora’s Box, I decided the best way to do this was to work with what I had: a four-person film crew, about $10, and one Friday evening. My goal was for it to be both campy and disgusting, and I will be the first to admit it was heavily inspired by my favorite zombie movies, Evil Dead and Dead Alive, whose goals were probably pretty much the same thing.

Also notable is that from this project I actually got pretty good at making fake blood. For this one-minute short alone, I ended up using something like two gallons of blood, of which there were five different types, all of which I screen tested and used for different purposes.

If you’re interested in seeing the screenplay I used, you can take a look at my “Screenwriting” page, or you can check it out here.

Strange Times

The Final Cut (3:23)

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At the behest of my instructor, who assigned everyone their projects on an individual basis, mine was (…pretty clearly) inspired by my love for Dexter. It was basically supposed to be a character study, at about three minutes (no dialog), that was borne of an earlier assignment (see below; I tossed out the footage from that version entirely while making this, because it looks terrible, among other things)–the same character, but about one minute. Honestly, if I went back in time, I would’ve changed most of it. It was too serious. But I do still love Dexter.

If you want to check out the evolution of this script, from genesis to finished product, you can see it on my “Screenwriting” page. (The script is better than the movie, if you ask me.)

The First Cut (0:53)

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