Assignment 1: Shoot the Dino

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There's not a lot to tell about this movie. The assigmnet was simply to shoot 30 seconds of video, demonstrating the ability to hold the camera steady, frame the subject material, whatever.

I used a desktop color CCD camera to film direct to disk a small toy dinosaur walking across the floor of my office. To this, I added a sampled soundtrack from a QuickTime clip found on the original Macintosh QuickTime CD. Stapled the film to sound using Adobe Premiere. Total time of production: about 1 hour.

The dinosaur was a particularly difficult actor to work with.

wesley wright
july 15, 1997