I'm a little late on posting this to deviantFart, but here yah go, guys. After two an a half months I've finally finished my first, 44-minute-long, scripted short film entitled "The Danger Team!"
Part 1: [link]
Part 2: [link]
Part 3: [link]
Part 4: [link]
"Three teenage ruffians formulate to legally break into their high school during spring break in order to retrieve a lost AP physics assignment, but a self-proclaimed hall monitor, a standardized testing preparatory class, and a concerned girlfriend pose a threat to their self-righteous operation."
Rated PG-13 by no one in particular for: guns, mild swearing, assumed swearing, sexual innuendos, existential thoughts, characters that aspire to be psychopaths, and wacky shenanigans.
As a requirement to graduate (though if it's a requirement is debatable now), each senior in high school in my parish is required to create and present a "Senior Project." Usually these projects are centered around a certain career (though judging by many other students' projects, that is also debatable now), so I chose something near and dear to my heart - independent filmmaking...kinda'.
Old habits die hard, and since this is a non-profit short, I decided to use some already copyrighted music. I appreciate and adore the songs I used in this film, and I thank the artists for making them. In no way do I claim ownership of the music. I like to make stupid stories, but I sure as hell am not as talented as the musical artists.
It took a long time to make this, tons of delays because of weather and wind and life and other people's plans, and I know it's not perfect, but I love it for what it is. I had fun with it, and I hope you enjoy it, too. By the way, don't forget to laugh. If you spot a joke, you're supposed to laugh. So laugh, dammit.
Note: A lot of this movie is dialogue. Because comedies use dialogue to be funny. Pay veeewy close attention to the dialogue because you just might spot a yolk. Also, I understand that a lot of the shots of me during the Pete's house scene are off-centered or out-of-focus, but this movie was done on a strict schedule, and I didn't check the video clips until after I uploaded them to my computer for editing. Like I said, this movie isn't perfect, but it's still what I wanted it to be.
The classroom scene was a poopbutt of a scene to video, though it came out better than expected. Ironically, me, Jene', and her friend were accidentally locked in the school while filming our confrontation scene. Luckily, with the help of the Alexandria City fire department, we were able to hop the fence and call someone to unlock the gate to the student parking lot in order to get to my car. Also, I wonder what everyone thought of Aaron in that ski mask with the automatic airsoft guns. Seriously, I was surprised we didn't get arrested. Fun times.
Well guys, it was one heck of a ride with this movie. There were many complications with scheduling, and I know I was a bit of a sore ass trying to get it done, but I truly appreciate everyone for being a part of this and for understanding my desire to finish my first kinda' real short film. I'm still having a tough time realizing that I'm actually done with this. It's like I'm having withdrawals. I can't wait to work on other films in the future. I know this is just a stepping stone, and no matter how small it is, I sure learned a heck of a lot from it.
And yes, I totally just copy/pasted most of this from the YouTube videos' descriptions. I'm lazy, people. I already typed all of that, so I'm not gonna' re-type it! I hope you enjoy it all.