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    OTHER: Thank you! I wanted to post the series here...

    Thank you! I wanted to post the series here especially because this is a group that understands just how hard it is to make anything.
    On the audio: Yes, getting the sound right is a priority and a...
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    OTHER: Agreed. Thank you for saying this.

    Agreed. Thank you for saying this.
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    I see what you did there.

    I see what you did there.
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    OTHER: Russ W. Thank you! I really appreciate your...

    Russ W. Thank you! I really appreciate your comments and the time you took to jot them down.

    Yes, the teacher. Huge problem with the script. For the sake of making it a pirate-ish story I...
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    This is exactly what I did -- I made a feature,...

    This is exactly what I did -- I made a feature, intentionally building in chapter breaks and mini-cliffhangers every ten pages or so, so that it plays episodically. I've been posting it for the last...
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    OTHER: Here's the final chapter. Thanks for watching! ...

    Here's the final chapter. Thanks for watching!


    https://vimeo.com/144196158
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    OTHER: Here's chapter #9 "Mutiny" Hope you like it. Let...

    Here's chapter #9 "Mutiny" Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.

    https://vimeo.com/143278338
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    OTHER: Also at the end, with the bad teacher and the...

    Also at the end, with the bad teacher and the little brother, you can hear where the alarming blue jays come in again.
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    OTHER: It really shows in this chapter the limits of...

    It really shows in this chapter the limits of working with non-actor kids. It was over a hundred degrees in the woods and they had no energy or enthusiasm for shooting. They do a pretty good job but...
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    OTHER: Chapter 8 "Man Overboard" ...

    Chapter 8 "Man Overboard"

    https://vimeo.com/142730110
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    OTHER: There's an expressionist moment in this chapter...

    There's an expressionist moment in this chapter that I'm really happy with. I've tried to include pirate and nautical elements throughout the movie, especially where the bad teacher character is...
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    OTHER: Here's chapter 7 https://vimeo.com/141930115

    Here's chapter 7


    https://vimeo.com/141930115
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    OTHER: My operating principle for this whole project was...

    My operating principle for this whole project was "finish it" -- that is, don't let the pursuit of "the perfect shot" (or performance, or scene) paralyze the process. Getting it mostly right is...
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    OTHER: Here's Chapter #6 https://vimeo.com/141267550

    Here's Chapter #6

    https://vimeo.com/141267550
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    OTHER: Also there are a few places where I used audio of...

    Also there are a few places where I used audio of different types of birds for different moods. When the teacher is around, because I wanted to depict her as having a sinister-ish quality (or at...
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    OTHER: For the claymation I used an old picture frame as...

    For the claymation I used an old picture frame as a glass table to animate on, and put greeenscreen paper on the ground below it. Of course it was a little tricky lighting the clay and not reflecting...
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    OTHER: Here's Chapter 5 https://vimeo.com/140293749

    Here's Chapter 5

    https://vimeo.com/140293749
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    OTHER: I'm pretty happy with the way this section turned...

    I'm pretty happy with the way this section turned out -- but I wanted to draw attention to how it was scripted and what it eventually became. On the page it was a good idea, I thought, to have a...
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    OTHER: 105488

    105488
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    OTHER: EPISODE #4 Pirate Birthday Party

    Episode #4

    https://vimeo.com/139593595
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    OTHER: Thank you Mr. McDanger -- for most of the shoot I...

    Thank you Mr. McDanger -- for most of the shoot I did put in 5000K CFL and they looked good to me -- though not for the bit you saw, which happened to be the first day of shooting...
    - I shot 24p...
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    OTHER: I would appreciate feedback on these episodes, if...

    I would appreciate feedback on these episodes, if anyone has anything to say -- specifically observations about the way it was shot or moments that particularly stand out (for good or bad) -- or ways...
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    OTHER: I cut my own head off at the top a lot -- not on...

    I cut my own head off at the top a lot -- not on purpose, usually it because I couldn't grab a camera operator in that moment. I would set up a shot, turn the camera on and then move in front to act...
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    OTHER: Here's EPISODE #3 https://vimeo.com/139079562

    Here's EPISODE #3

    https://vimeo.com/139079562
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    OTHER: PRODUCTION NOTE In the kitchen scene I hope you...

    PRODUCTION NOTE In the kitchen scene I hope you won't notice the clocks. I should have pulled the batteries out so the time stayed the same but didn't and when I was cutting it would go from 7:15 to...
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