Making The Video Pt. 2:
If things go swimmingly in the coming weeks, a Kickstarter Campaign for my novel Armed & Delicious should set sail in the vast sea we call the “World Wide Web” (while typing that, I realized that I haven’t heard that term since AOL chat rooms were still a thing).
The video for the campaign has just gone through editing, a vital and intricate part of the process and one that I have little to no practical knowledge of. I do, however, know how to buy beer and pizza for folks who do.
Pizza and beer are the ultimate barter when finances are unavailable. Friends helping you move? Beer and Pizza. A buddy lets you borrow his tent to go camping and you somehow manage to rip it to shreds? Beer and Pizza… and possibly a new tent. If some good pals help your vision for a short video become a reality, give them that Beer and Pizza. Your friends don’t drink? Non-Alchoholic beer… sorry, I’m shaking with laughter right now. Nobody should do that to their friends. Just give them Pizza and Ginger Ale.
My personal rule is, even if those helping you produce your video are close personal friends, or they owe you one, etc. – keep them fed dammit! Pizza is the ultimate food. Pizza makes magic happen. Hell, half of the premise of Armed & Delicious is based solely on the stuff.
A sneak peek from the video shoot:
During the two day shoot, I must say we had a very interesting and often enjoyable time improvising with the numerous variables which having no budget and a crew of four provide.
Some of you may be familiar with the terms “Sound Mixer” and “Key Grip”, but how many of you have heard the term “Key Sound Grip Mixer”?
Could be an industry first.
Despite my odd photography, these fellows, as well as a few not pictured above are real pros who generously donated their time to a buddy for little more than pizza and beer.
On a different note, I came across this little gem at a house party in Portland: