Thursday, August 9, 2012

I'm So Glad It Seems Like These Times Will Never Fade

So my sister decided to challenge all of her friends and family and anybody who wanted to, to make a short film and she would put them all together and show them at her next Art Show.  She teaches art to the kids in her neighborhood.  I said that it sounded like fun and that I would do it.  Then I completely forgot about it.  Then she announced that I had two weeks to get it done.  Well, I agonized over it for a week and gave myself writer's block.  Her only requirements were that it be family friendly, be five minutes or under and have a bicycle in it some where.  It  could be just in the background or bike riding, or whatever.  Finally, I decided to just have some fun and I said to the boys, "Want to toilet paper the house?"  Well, Zach got really excited and Riley said, "What's toilet papering?"  That made me laugh and I had to add that line in the script somewhere.  Here is our movie.  The boys did a great job.  Kaleb did have lines, but he kind of freaked out when it was his turn to say his lines and he didn't remember them, so we told him he didn't have to say anything if he didn't want to.  He was crying and decided he didn't want to.  I felt bad and annoyed at the same time.  But we were pressed for time and didn't have time to sit and go over easy lines like, "Like what?" for an hour before we started shooting.  Now I feel worse because I confessed what a horrible mother I am.  The whole thing took about two days (an hour in the evening and an hour in the day time - I could be exaggerating, though) to shoot and two days to edit.  One day if you count that I didn't just sit and edit all day, and just add up the time.
Well, blah blah!  Enough already.  Let's just watch it! :)

They had so much fun toilet papering our house.  Of course, I made them clean it up afterwards.  It was pretty funny watching them toilet paper for the first time.  The had no idea what to do.  I had to show them how to throw the roll into the tree.  Zach wants me to make a blooper reel.  Maybe I will get around to that another time.  Like after my leg has healed more.  More on that later.  I hope you enjoyed the show! :)


Michele said...

I LOVED your movie and thank you so much for participating. Not near as many people did a movie as I expected. :( I mean really, what could be more fun? And it isn't like it needs to be an Oscar winner. (Although, your movie def. wins if I were giving out awards).

Lissybug said...

Thanks, Michele! I know I complain a lot, but that was fun and now I want to do a series of them. Hee hee. I wonder if the boys will be up to it though. I overheard Kaleb say Riley thought it was dumb.