Well here’s the surprise video I mentioned, I hope I didn’t hype it up too much. This is the first non-machinima video I’ve released. I filmed this back in 2003, but never got around to editing it, so it’s been sitting on my hard drive for years. Since I didn’t have a place to record the past couple weeks and didn’t have a lot of time due to moving, this was the only thing I could think of that I could get out relatively quickly. There are a few video artifacts because I waited longer than I should have before transferring the video from tape, but it’s still watchable.
I’m embarrassed to say I’ve forgotten the names of the actors in this, if anyone recognizes them today, let me know, I’ll remember their names once I hear them again. Also due to various reasons I ended up doing the narration for this myself. I’m sure someone else could have done a better job, but the time restraints were tighter than normal. I’d still like to thank everyone who did send me a sample reel, my apologies that I ended up not using you for the voiceover, I can be a picky bastard sometimes.
As for the video itself, if there’s any confusion, I didn’t make a real show about this, it’s just a fake teaser commercial. After uploading this to Youtube, it looks like I’m not the first with this concept, though when I wrote this I was not aware of any other pigeon hunter videos. And yes, we did end up killing a pigeon in the making of this, but it was by accident. The original script didn’t call for killing pigeons, however, one of the actors ended up stepping on one of the pigeons by accident and broke its neck, so I decided to use that for an extra shot where he held it up as a game trophy.
In other news, I’ll be looking for a new place to live soon, but I plan to focus on finishing The Tunnel. Regardless of how far I get, I’ll probably make another Freeman’s Mind for January just because I get the feeling viewers will be ready to lynch me if I don’t. I plan to have many more FM episodes this year, but I’ll be alternating between them and some of my more ambitious projects.