Monday, September 12, 2005

City of Demons

For my first Group 101 project of the 2005/2006 season I waited till almost 24 hours before the film was due to begin prepping, let alone shooting.

The result is a small "teaser/mini pilot" for a Haunted Hollywood type show - this particular bite sized epidode is called City of Demons. You can click here to give it a peak.

The highlight of the piece, besides my swank new camera, is host AJ Gentile. AJ is a fellow blogger who I first found during the Nickerblog's Worf contest. On AJ's hilarious blog is the hosting reel that I checked out and drove me to reach out through cyberspace and see if he'd want to be a guinea pig for one of my Group 101 projects. I emailed him on Friday, and finally connected yesterday afternoon via. Within an hour I was driving to pick him up and head to Huston's Pit BBQ (covered in my Sept. 24, 2004 post) for lunch and to figure out what the hell we were going to shoot. None of this fazed AJ - I think he might have a side career in porn.

While indulging in pulled pork sandwiches, we worked out a rough outline of what we wanted to shoot, then spent most of the day in traffic. Somehow, I was able to pull enough footage for the video.

Let me know what you think -- I think it makes a good starting point for a few episodes of a paranormal themed show.

"City of Demons"
WMV, 9.8 megs

While you're waiting for the download visit AJ's Piece of the Web, and if you're into this paranormal type stuff check out the site for "Hometown Tales" that features one of the more entertaining podcasts in this dimension.