Posts Tagged ‘doug bishop’

On the big screen

August 8, 2011

This year, I entered “Oh, What a Laugh” into the Land of Lincoln Credit Union 21 Film Project. I didn’t win anything this year, but I did make it to the top 20, so I still got to see my film played on a big screen.

The award ceremony was at the Avon Theater during the Decatur Celebration, the 3-day festival that keeps me very busy shooting for the Herald & Review. Lucky for me, I was able to attend for the first time and film it for the paper.

Doug Bishop, as Santa, on screen at the Avon

It was a pretty fantastic event. There was a red carpet walk, a huge crowd, and lots of fun characters. It got off to a late start, and I had to film more events for work, so I wasn’t able to stay for the whole show. I stayed for about six films, and had to leave before mine played. I made it back on Sunday to see mine, and a bunch of other films. There are a lot of really talented people here in Decatur and the surrounding areas, and it was great to finally make it to the event.

Oh, I almost forgot: 80s singer, Tiffany, opened up the ceremony with a song. Pretty wild. Here’s the video that I did for the H&R, complete with my goofy walk down the red carpet with Doug Bishop.

Enhance it! – Part 1

May 28, 2011

Another short comedy is starting to come to life!

My alma mater, Millikin University, was nice enough to let me set up lights in a computer lab for “Enhance It!”

Doug made a great Santa. He makes an even better CIA chief...

Tuesday night Alida and I met with Mitch Morrison to set up lights, and set them up we did. Mitch has a great talent when it comes to lighting. Combined with Alida’s eye for composition we were able to get everything ready and blocked out for our shoot on Wednesday night.

When Wednesday rolled around, I was worried the huge storm system that had been hovering over us for 24 hours was going to cancel my shoot. Tornado watches and flash flood warnings didn’t help.

ADM-Scovill Hall in front of a nice angry storm...

Luckily for me, the rain didn’t stop my cast and crew from showing up, ready to go.

Hit the jump for a gallery of behind the scenes photos!

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