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November 27, 2006

Land Of Nod

The Theater Fire music video I wrote about making here and here is now on YouTube. It was a collaboration with my friend Michelle - we built the sets, played all the parts and shot it over about three days, right before Ciao began production; and then, after that film wrapped the following month, I spent a weekend putting all the pieces together. It's pretty rough around the edges - but hopefully it comes off more as endearingly handmade than akwardly amatuerish.

I try to learn things from all my projects; on this one, I learned that when you're really pressed for time, making it up as you go along isn't the best approach; and also that trying to create travelling mattes on miniDV footage is more trouble than its worth. In fact, after getting used to the HVX, I think shooting miniDV in general is more trouble than its worth. I'm thinking it might be time to invest in a new camera...

Posted by David Lowery at November 27, 2006 02:41 PM