With all the online movie streams, pirated videos, Netflix, etc., why the movie theater? Personally, I prefer watching movies with an online accounts because I can be alone and laugh aloud, whereas in a theater you must remain silent. My family prefers the theater, to gain the sensation as if they're in the film. With the large picture and surround sound they are like another character experiencing the feelings of joy, fear, and or love. Theaters also play trailers, to get you to come back and see more. Online account typically do not. All in all I believe theaters are great if you want to experience more of an experience, but sometimes if you just want to be alone and express your feelings aloud, check out an online account.
This film is about a young man (Urics King) who owes another man (Harry Ballard) money. The films starts in Harry's room while he is asleep until awoken by an alarm clock, he wakes up and goes through his daily routine. Harry calls Urics to tell him, he owes him money. The next time he calls, Urics' phone is disconnected. A day goes on and Harry is hanging around the neighborhood, but someone catches his eye. It was Urics. He sneaks up on Urics and repeatedly hits him with a club. Harry flees the scene and goes to his house where he is much depressed because of his actions. The police come to his door, banging and yelling "we know you are in there!" The scene transition to Harry back in his bed (flashback) his alarm goes off again, he wakes up and realizes it was just a dream.
When I figured out we had to do a 19 shot film, I was excited! The first thing I did was sit down and think about who and what I could film. I asked many of my friends for help, Harry Ballard volunteered for the main character and Urics King volunteered to play the secondary character. After watching many short films, I decided on a topic.
Working with April Simpson and Tim Ezell was a great experience. To have sit down interview with them was very fun and I learned a lot! I filmed at the station for two days. The first day I went to KTVI I shot LOTS of B-Roll of April and I also interviewed her that day. I went right after school because she has a show at 4pm. The people at the station let me sit in on her show and film. After her 4pm show we went in a studio for the interview. The lighting was amazing!! The camera men gave me a few interviewing tips and then we began. April's interview was about 15 minutes long, she told me how working at Fox 2 was good because of the diversity. April also opened up about her brain tumor she was diagnosed with in 2010. On the second day of filming I shot b-roll of April and Tim and I interviewed Tim. He was very excited to be interviewed about April, because they are very close! Tim is a great guy and I was very fortunate to interview him. Once I got all my film I began editing. It was a lot easier to edit because April and Tim are used to being on camera, so they didn't stutter as much. Overall, I think this project is one of my better ones.