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Dropped Frames

These won't be the point-the-camera-at-your-face-and-rant type of blogs. They will be short films that I've made or clips from longer ones, some experimental stuff and maybe even some converted super8 stuff if I can get it transfered (talk about archive, some of this stuff is 39 years old!).

Friday, July 29, 2005

Apocalypse Norm revisited


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I'm posting this again because the link to the original is broken and I can't seem to fix it.

OK, here's my first vblog. These won't be the point-the-camera-at-your-face-and-rant type of blogs. They will be short films that I've made or clips from longer ones, some experimental stuff and maybe even some converted super8 stuff if I can get it transfered (talk about archive, some of this stuff is 39 years old!).

Anyway, here's my first offering, Apocalypse Norm. My son Norm comes here once a year and we always end up fishing (him fishing, me filming). There's lots of footage and not much actual fish being caught so each year I end up making up some sort of story and then cut the video to fit the story. A kind of ass-backwards documentary style I guess.

This year Norm came up with the Apocalypse Now tie in and we filmed a whole sequence, mostly in my yard, inspired by the opening scene of that great film. We'll probably do more next year ("Are you an assasin... or a fisherman?")

Thanks to Norm Nelson for the inspiration and acting, Cory Mason who helped with lights, props and everything else, and to my daughter Angela (age 5) who helped with the lights.

This video is video iPod friendly.

And, oh yeah, thanks Francis...

2 Comments:

At 2:40 PM CDT, Blogger Enric said...

Wow, excellent reworking of the Apocalypse Now opening scene!

 
At 5:17 PM CDT, Blogger Jack Nelson said...

Thanks Enric. It was fun deconstructing and then constructing it.

 

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