The After Party: A Short Film

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on the script and location scouting for a project called The After Party. It was our final for my film production class.

Austin Elliot and I wrote the script, and acted in it. Tim Rother wrote the storyboard, edited the script, and directed. I was the post production editor.

Pre-production took place in the two weeks coming up to the shoot, and the actual filming was all done in one night in roughly 6 hours.

The budget was non-existent, so I went and bought a set of camping lights that we used for just about every shot, and things like the shovel came from our houses.

The first track from from Kevin MacLeod, who graciously makes royalty free music for anyone who wants it, and the final piece was my personal favorite song from my best friend Taylor Burdette under the name The Fear of Being Lonely. You can purchase his album here:

https://thefearofbeinglonely.bandcamp.com/album/the-oort-cloud-ep

I wouldn’t say that The After Party is anything incredible, and I could point out a myriad of small mistakes in the final cut, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out. For a couple of students only a few quarters in to film school, our professor and classmates absolutely loved it, and I hope you do too.

Thanks for all the support everyone gave us, and we’re looking to only get better from here.

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Off Duty Dads [A Rainbow Six: Siege Montage]

Like the Glitch Kings 2K12 video before it, I went for a unified style for this (originally 5+ hours) night of Siege.

The idea behind it was a sort of “night on the town” aesthetic, hence the aggressive font choices and gradient flares on the thumbnails, but in the intermittent weeks since its completion I wish that it had made its way into the actual footage. Instead of a static noise and glitch transition, I would have gone for some quick flare flashes, and would’ve changed the somber sounding intro to something better for a party.

Regardless of that, I’m still quite proud of this little project. The animated transitions took a long time to get right, there are a few one-off jokes that are a couple seconds each, and it was easily the hardest I’ve pushed myself to edit out everything that wasn’t great.

The only downside was, because of the intensity of all this, I haven’t recorded any Siege since, and I’ve been playing a good bit less. Personally I’d love to take on a different game, but I haven’t played much else with friends on PC lately.

So what will be next? I dunno. Might be doing film projects for a while longer.