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Form 17 - Short Film

A bomb technician faces his most hazardous situation yet: Take Your Daughter To Work Day. Created to showcase PluralEyes 3. Click here to watch it.

Check out The Making of Form 17 here.

In case you haven’t been following along, I’m currently directing a short film for Red Giant called “Plot Device.” We accomplished the bulk of our shooting this past weekend in my parent’s cul-de-sac (providing plenty of free entertainment for their neighbors), despite the onslaught of vengeful rain.
You can catch a more “play-by-play” narrative of the weekend on twitter by following the hashtag #PLOTDEVICE, but Red Giant has conveniently consolidated all of the photos that were taken and tweeted, which you can see here.
We still have one scene and a few pickups to get, but the meat of the material is behind us. I had an absolute freaking blast, thanks in no small part to all the fantastic people involved.
Zombies to the shelter.

In case you haven’t been following along, I’m currently directing a short film for Red Giant called “Plot Device.” We accomplished the bulk of our shooting this past weekend in my parent’s cul-de-sac (providing plenty of free entertainment for their neighbors), despite the onslaught of vengeful rain.

You can catch a more “play-by-play” narrative of the weekend on twitter by following the hashtag #PLOTDEVICE, but Red Giant has conveniently consolidated all of the photos that were taken and tweeted, which you can see here.

We still have one scene and a few pickups to get, but the meat of the material is behind us. I had an absolute freaking blast, thanks in no small part to all the fantastic people involved.

Zombies to the shelter.

The Major Leagues

On a day way back in the more innocent days of Summer 2009, I was in Darrel’s office crying.






"Darrel, I’ve watched every single third installment of every single movie trilogy I own—" I said.

"Yeah…" Darrel replied.

"—and I’m convinced now that we are going to fail miserably—"

"Well, yeah, I see your point…"

"—and campers are going to watch Adventure Now 3 and deny their faith and turn to scientology—"

"They did make that fantastic commercial…"

"—and my family will stop loving me—"

"Please leave and let me work…"

"—and my friends will stop loving me—"

" I never loved you…"

"—and God won’t let me into heaven—"

"Seth, look…"



And then Darrel said five of the most intellectually saturated words to ever escape his mouth:


"…it’s like Major League Two."


Read the rest of this post at Jumppunched.com

Do Not Look Directly At Darrel


Darrel Girardier is one of my best friends. He also happens to be my boss. Over the years, I have frequently found joy in reminding Darrel that the written english language occasionally has rules that govern sentence structure and grammatical integrity. He’s never told me to my face, but I’m sure he’s enjoyed these conversations as much as I have.


He used to blog a lot, but eventually fell into the pattern of links and referrals. Others found abundant fulfillment and inspiration in this, but all the while I longed for the deep wisdom and saturated intellect that Darrel had locked away in a warehouse full of Old Testament artifacts and magnetic aliens.


But over the past year, Darrel has started sharing his mind again. And we all know what happens when we share our minds: our hearts leak out. And eventually our insides are all over the internet. On the vast majority of blogs, this can often become a disgusting display. But for the rare breed of man whose insides and guts are healthy and right and good, this can make the internet a less disgusting place.


I say all of this in an absolutely unnecessary number of words to encourage you to go read some of Darrel’s blog. Despite my choice of metaphors, I promise it has nothing to do with medical surgery or the interior of the human body.


DarrelGirardier.com

Originality

Here’s a little piece of “behind the scenes” intel that many of you may not know: Adventure Now is a lot like Lost! Some might even use the terms “heavily inspired,” or “derived exclusively,” or “exactly the same show.” But here in the Christian Media Industry, we have a different word for it, and that word is: “original idea.”


We had this conversation today at the office, and I offered this quote to the discussion. It’s a personal favorite of mine:



Then Jeff Venable offered this one, one of his favorites:



Thanks, Jeff, for the most brilliant thing I have read all year, and I hope you don’t die in a car accident.

What started back in August as something I cynically didn’t think would last 2 weeks has become what is handsdown one of the most fulfilling and rewarding parts of my life these days. Someone started calling it Lost Community Group (I think when Lydia started skipping her actual community group to come) and together we’ve actually watched all five seasons of Lost in 5 months.

These have become my favorite people in the world, and I cannot express how grateful I am that we get to hang out together and watch my favorite show week to week, and even more that they have not yet killed me for yelling at them when their theories are stupid.

Last week’s premiere was the first time I have ever watched Lost live with a group of people, which doesn’t really sound like a big deal, but it felt good. To not experience something you love all by yourself anymore. I’ve found that to be very very rare.

It’s just too bad they’re all dead now.