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zane's movie

Animal OVERRUN from el jepe on Vimeo.



zane recently wrote, scripted, storyboarded, directed, shot, edited, and scored a movie in 24hrs. we all acted in it. enjoy.

she was inspired after reading animal farm to do her own take on the matter.
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omfg this is the best movie i have seen in...ever. i laughed, i cried, i was transported into an awful world where animals take over the house. omg chikins in the house!!!111 no wai!111

you have the most adorable family, hep. you all look so happy and seem to have so much fun together. so glad to see zane all better.
Your family is just awesome XD And all of your pets are adorable! Even the chickens have a sort of...charm? about them.
oh, i loved it! the shots were great. I WONDER WHERE SHE GOT THAT FROM? :p

if she ever needs any tips or tricks, let me know. i would love to help her out.

what did she shoot on?
this was for apple camp, which was really good this year. its 3 sessions over 3 days. the first day they teach them about storyboarding and different kinds of shots (dolly shots, closeup vs medium shots, etc) then the kids shoot that night and the 2nd day they edit the footage. then the last day they have a premiere and show all of the camp's movies. she shot hers on her flipcam, she has shot other movies before but this is the first that she did so quick. zane is pretty lol.
what did she use for storyboards? im actually surprised that its a flipcam. i kind of thought the flipcam would be a little more low qual. do you happen to know what kind of lenses it uses? i only ask bc i assume youd notice that sort of thing haha.
they made them little apple camp branded storyboard papers. so not digital, just irl. i will scan her storyboards in tomorrow, they are super funny.

as far as i can tell it looks like a pinhole lens? it doesnt seem like it does large depth of field changes. its the flipcamHD so i dunno if that means they put better optics in, film confuses the fuck out of me. i only finally reconciled the differences in shutterspeed from still in my head recently, ehe!
also: did she edit on final cut/pro, or imovie? i cant tell or anything, im just interested bc its apple camp.
edited in imovie for sure. and used the stock text effects, etc. our animals are somewhat well trained so we didnt need to do a lot of effects beyond like 100 cuts.
very interesting. mike figis did this great little chapbook on digital filmmaking, where he claims to have edited movies on imovie, and that its all a digifilmmaker needs.
i think it would be all you need for like, super simple stuff. not that i know anything about film! but if it is like the other apple suite products, it handles small loads really well, and then blows the goat on large ones. for instance: iphoto is an awesome photo library and mini-editing suite, but you load 50K photos into it and it starts to really hang. i have to archive off by year so that i stay under 40K, and that's just with our home snapshot stuff, work stuff i will run out 40K photos in like a month. but if you were doing small scale non-super high res stuff i bet it would be totally fine. she had like 70 small clips in there if you couldn't tell and the machine wasn't hanging much at all. for kids it is totally perfect, just enough tools to make them feel accomplished when they make something, relatively low learning curve, and not too much fanciness to overwhelm them and turn them off.
i get stressed out bc it has all these effects i always need. like the montage in that episode of iaww i just did, with the old film effects. i couldnt get that in final cut, so i had to export it, then import it, then export it, then import it.... if i have imovie & final cut, they should work together. WTF APPLE???
srsly you would think apple would think sometimes. i cant even begin to start listing the issues i have with apple. but it's quicker to run large transforms for me than windows pchop so i dont complain too much hehe
ive used adobe's editing software, and i wouldnt trade in fcp for the world. theres a reason its the best out of 2. it has its quirks, but if i have to take 20 mins to render something, so be it. everything else works exactly the way i need it to.
oh def fcp kicks the pants off premiere. premiere was more an afterthought than anything tho, they were like, well we did awesome with this photoshop and illustrator stuff, lets make some movies! and then they were like shit this is hard :<. but nothing beats photoshop. i can't even use other editing programs that people say work, like sure, they take a tiny bit of time off somewhere, but when i need to throw down and cut something out fast and flip it and re-perspective it and then recolor it, i can do all of that in photoshop in 10sec + however long it takes me to extract + pen refine. illustrator too, there are many imposters, but only one lets you really draw. even tho its a super bitch about it >:(