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David Eggerichs May 16th, 2005 07:24 AM

Film Festival XL2 Footage
My friend Cassidy and I entered a 24 hour film festival. Everything used in the video had to be completely original. Music, footage, etc. and you had 24 hour to write, produce, shoot, and edit the entire piece. It had to be under 5 minutes.

They gave 4 requirements that they drew from a hat to maintain your work had not been done prior.

Object: Spork
Location: Bridge
A line: "You ate sand? That's right"
Theme: If I knew then what I know now

We were the only team to produce a music video. We wrote the entire song from approximately 9:30 P.M. to 3 A.M. And began shooting at 3 A.M. until 1 P.M. and then edited from 1 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. when it was due.


Michael Struthers May 16th, 2005 08:45 AM

Killer. Isn't it great how limitations produce good work?

Brent Ray May 16th, 2005 11:31 AM

Very nice. The ending totally caught me off guard. I loved that. That's a great piece. I never would have guessed that was only made in 24 hours. Well done.

Adam Rench May 16th, 2005 12:58 PM

man, I like your stuff. Even that one you guys put out a few months ago where you guys were eating pizza was neat.

great job in 24 hours.. I could only dream of coming up with something that creative.

who did the music? and which program did you use to do it in? Curious.


Cassidy Bisher May 17th, 2005 07:16 AM

Adam, thanks...

I use reason 2.5 for all the instrumentation.... it's really an amazing app.. here is the link.


and michael, your absolutely right, nothing is purer than quick improvisation...

Cassidy Bisher

Adam Rench May 17th, 2005 07:54 AM


Very cool program. Looks quite a bit like Pro Tools does. Do you write your own musis, play it on a keyboard and then record it with Reason?

Cassidy Bisher May 17th, 2005 08:03 AM

Reason 2.5

You can hook up a midi controller and play it (i don't have that lavishness).. but i write in all the notes, i play them on my guitar to find the melody...

the cool thing about reason is that it has real sampled instruments.. you can have a 40 piece orchestra to score your stuff... really amazing.

It's not the real thing but what's a guy supposed to do in bluffton indiana?

Use reason, thats what!

Adam Rench May 17th, 2005 08:05 AM

haha. That's awesome! Did you use that program for the music in that one piece that you did a few months ago when you were eating pizza? hehe. I loved the music for that one.

Cassidy Bisher May 17th, 2005 08:10 AM

ah that music...
no that was from the alias soundtrack... i love it too... buy the disk, the whole thing is amazing...


Adam Rench May 17th, 2005 08:16 AM

hehe.. just ordered it. thanks for the link. yeah, that music was incredible. I have pro tools and Acid Pro 5. That's why I was so interested in your music. You guys really did a good job in such a short time period. Bummer you're not closer to Chicago. I would love for you guys to work on my new movie. :) I have the XL2 as well.

Cassidy Bisher May 17th, 2005 08:17 AM

well, that's the cool thing about digital music, you can score it anywhere you live!


Adam Rench May 17th, 2005 08:50 AM

yes.. that's true. Hey, if you are interested, email me. I can send you the script to see if you would like to help out. currently, it's me.. and .. let's see.. me, and I think I got me to help out, and there's Joe too, hehe.

Right now, I'm doing the following.

Special Effects/titling
Recording a few classical pieces that my friends can play on their violin (using pro tools)

I did find a DoP but I most likely wont trust him to do the lighting so I might be doing that too, haha.

ahh.. I need to learn how to delagate. heh

Cassidy Bisher May 17th, 2005 10:08 AM

One thing i did in After Effects with this video was composite 2 of my own bodies in with the same shot... if you look closely, you can see my environment being affected by daylight differently than the background shot that was filmed 2 minutes before that. Daylight is terrible when trying to composite, i tried my best with color correction hopefully the human mind misses that...

Lal Chakraborty May 20th, 2005 06:40 AM

Hey Adam, email me (lalchak@hotmail.com) if you need an inexperienced hand for holding mikes etc. Would love to get some real experience.

I am in Madison and thinking of shooting a film myself this year. I am working on the script right now. Probably will end up doing everything like you.

Adam Rench May 20th, 2005 07:17 AM

Cass, did you do the composite in the video by the car scene? If so, I couldn't tell you did it there. If not, where did you do it?

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