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January 15th, 2011

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Saturday, January 15th, 2011 01:26 pm
9 years ago, after making just two short, not very good movies, I talked friends into diving into a much more ambitious project. The film was called Now Be Dragons, a tale of the singularity as experienced by those who weren't uploaded. It was going to be about 70 minutes long, generally an order of magnitude more complicated than anything we had attempted. We ended up shooting maybe a 1/3 of the scenes, and then it all fell apart. In retrospect, the failure wasn't the worst thing in the world. The end result was not going to be all that great -- I had a lot to learn still about movie making. We did go on to do half a dozen more short projects, and the later ones were getting quite decent.

When unpacking last year, I came across the clipboard we had used at the time for making production notes. And tucked into the pad of paper was a 3.5" floppy labeled "continuity disk #1". I vaguely remembered that we had taken pictures of the sets for continuity purposes, using [livejournal.com profile] neuro42's digital camera that saved directly to floppy. Lost data, most exciting! Except the household didn't have a working floppy drive, so I set it aside to investigate later. Last week I finally took it into work and used one of the lab machines to get the images off.

Behold! )