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January 31st, 2011

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 10:57 am
In September of 2003 we competed in our second 48 hour film contest. Theme: passion, prop: strainer, line of dialog: "That bug's on a suicide mission". We decided to do a passion play, using a weird story fragment I had jotted down in my ideas file, of someone being tortured by math. I had no idea what that meant, but it had a certain resonance. I found the title in one of my favorite sources of story titles, particularly appropriate in this case: The Malleus Maleficarum.

Staring [livejournal.com profile] tithonium and [livejournal.com profile] jhitchin with scoring by [livejournal.com profile] spinnerin_ftw, shot in Marty's basement. We blacked out the windows with tar paper and lit it entirely with a set of cheap work site flood lamps that I picked up in the morning. Closest to a real sound stage as we ever came. It was shot using a rented GL2 which finally fixed the background audio problems by providing a real balanced audio input.

Of the 10 contest movies selected to show at the film festival, it came in as 10th. I don't think the audience or judges really got it. The crowd at the Norwescon fan festival liked it a lot more, and even appreciated the commentary on the 5th postulate. So that was cool.

Primary lesson from this movie? [livejournal.com profile] tithonium is pretty when he is suffering.