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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.


“21 Film Project” Contest: Part Two

July 21, 2009

In a previous entry I posted a video that I entered into the Land of Lincoln Credit Union film contest last year. This year, I teamed up with another film-making co-worker. In my last post you may have noticed the crudely-drawn picture of a woman giving birth to  a loan. We didn’t go with anything that graphic, but we stuck to the same theme. I think it will be pretty funny, and hopefully it will be clever enough to get us placed in this contest.

We wrapped up shooting tonight, and I thought I would throw out a little teaser clip since I haven’t posted anything in a really long time. This is me, dismantling a bomb in my basement.

Yes I made that bomb. No, it’s not real C-4, it’s a Christmas ornament box wrapped in paper. Hopefully other people will find this stuff as funny as I do. If not, I’ll just sit and laugh to myself.

Be on the lookout for the finished product, coming up soon! Also, check back Friday for an awesome post!