Gonna keep this short and sweet as I want to do a full breakdown post when we have a video to give you!
However, no video yet, and here’s what happened in brief…
We got our assignment, I can give you that much. The random plot generator gave us a theme of a ‘rubber chicken invasion’. Ok. Our three props (of which we are going to use at least two) were a romance novel, a chocolate donut and a sleeping bag. And our quote that we must work into the dialogue is the phrase ‘Let It Rip’.
Ok, no problem…and everything was going along swimmingly. We developed a script, we did some prop shopping, we were shooting, hell Eric was editing and creating effects shots when we suffered our first loss of a crew member.
But that was planned, we knew it would happen.
The weather was being mildly co-operative and even when when Pat (who was crewing and acting) and I went out to get some final shots…under powerlines, with metal rods in our hands, during a warning thunder storm…I got my shots and then the battery died.
These things happened but I wasn’t prepared for the return to HQ (Eric’s apartment). The battery was a harbinger of doom, and the power went out in the building.
No editing gear, the laptop would only get us so far…and we were only 24 hours (basically on the nose) from our starting point.
We debated and waited…and finally after an hour, we decided to postpone the final 12 hours which really sucks. Yes, we were dead tired but it sucks to stop the momentum.
So, now, we have decided, August 8 will be the follow-up. However, will update this site with pix in the next couple of days.