We got a digital camera a month or two ago, and ever since, my son and his friend have been pestering me to use the "movie mode" of it to help them make a movie. I have always been reluctant because, as other movie projects we’ve done in the past prove, it ends up with them having fun doing the acting, then it’s a couple of hours of frustrating importing, uploading and editing on my part to get some type of finished product. Frustrating because the program I use (the rather cheap Windows Movie Maker 2) keeps crashing, and any other program I’ve tried has been worse.
Anyway, Good Friday I relented and agreed to shoot them in a "movie". It really is just an action scene, but they do actually have a rather involved plot outline for a larger feature.
We went outside, around our yard and for twenty minutes or so, we came up with some quick shots, which I then took and edited together. Borrowing a cool piece of music, The Battle was complete. It actually turned out much better than I thought it’d be.
I’m offering it here for only a couple of days because I don’t want it eating up my limited bandwidth.
If you stumble upon this post after April 1, 2005, the download link will not be working.
Have a look, if you like. It’s a 7MB wmv file.