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Sunday, April 11, 2010

And...BANG!

That's the now-inside joke brought about by the director of "Arizona Chainsaw Massacre" who substituted the word "BANG" for "Action" and confused both cast and crew. This weekend, a select crew from the Post-Production class joined the Director to pick up the lost shots (originally shot on a RED-ONE digital movie camera) with a classmate's high-end Canon cameras. That's me out-of-frame slamming the muzzle of the Winchester with the palm of my hand to simulate recoil. Ideally, I would have used a rubber mallet, but no one thought to bring one.


Sameer Duqmaq (our special effects guru) served as the body double for the original actor, who made himself scarce this semester.

On the way back to campus, one of our production vehicles got pulled over by a County Mountie and the occupants questioned about a man with a gun and a chainsaw (they were probably worried about somebody poaching sahuaro cacti). They found the rifle in the back of the van (after asking the driver to search the vehicle) and ran the serial numbers (for reported theft, I guess). Of course, there's nothing illegal about walking around with a chainsaw and rifle in the State of Arizona, but the cops made sure the two ladies in the van weren't being coerced into being filmed doing anything indecent or such.

Ah, life in the Movie Bidness.

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger Mr. Completely said…

    Where did you ever find the old David Bradley Gear Drive chain saw? I've worked on plenty of those many years ago.

    Mr. C.

     
  • At 9:45 AM, Blogger cmblake6 said…

    OMG!!!!! PANIC STATIONS!!!!!!

     

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