Fleem! Fleem!


Have I mentioned Spidertron to you yet?

Some friends of mine are putting together a zero-budget movie this summer, the title of which tells you quite a bit about its subject matter and general sensibility. (There are no spiders, but other than that it’s a perfectly accurate title.) I’m weaseling my way in as maybe-editor and possibly-post-production-effects guy. It’s going to be a kick.

This is my first effects test. It’s a five megabyte quicktime movie, so if you click that link be prepared for five megabytes of quicktime, because that’s what you’re going to get. There’s no sound. Because I don’t want to be the sound guy. Because doing sound is a terrible, thankless job at which I have no talent whatsoever. So just pretend you hear “Fleem!” when the gun goes off.

I should also mention (and thank) Kate, who very kindly spent an afternoon allowing me to shoot video of her for this test, 100% of which ended up on the proverbial cutting room floor because I was stupid when I shot it and didn’t leave any space before and after each action so it was impossible to edit so I had to reshoot the whole thing myself running back and forth from behind the camera to in front of the camera to behind it again.

Thanks, Kate! If I’d planned a little better, this video would be innately much more interesting, because it’d have a girl in it! Maybe next time!