In high school, filmmaking is always extremely limited, everyone is working on school first, no one has money, and you have to work with what you have. My friend Brendan and I have been making films together for about five years, always using whatever location we are in. This Halloween Special is a horror-ish film made in a single day. It experiments with noir and shadow elements, using the solipsistic idea that your worst enemy is the one who knows you the best; yourself. All of the dialogue is improvised and there was no storyboard. The mouth effect is entirely practical and is physically attached to my face. We filmed with a Canon 60D and a single 55-250mm lens. Lighting was the most important element we considered and there is only ever a single light source, meant to symbolize the focus of the, in this case the disturbed, memories of my character. It's all pretty silly, but this is what a few 17 year olds are up to in Bellingham.
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