Cast: (In order of appearance)
Lisa Samuelson, Les Sholes, Allen Dunn, Matt Morken, Sharon Morken.
Production Equipment: Canon EOS 7D, 16-35 2.8L, 24-70 2.8L, Sound Devices 702T, Arri and Mole Richardson lighting.
Post Production: Media 100 Suite.
The idea of collaborating with other film makers across the country was intriguing to me. I woke up one morning with what I thought was an ideal addition to the first segment, (I.e, Chapter 2). The only problem was that my wife wouldn't let me spend $715 to buy the trunk I found online. Instead she called a friend from church who said that they had a trunk I could look at. After searching all over town, not finding anything even close, I more or less gave up. Then five days before the deadline, I decided to look at that friend's trunk. Before we got there, I prayed and asked the Lord to give me the perfect trunk if He wanted me to make this movie, (assuming that her trunk would look nothing at all like the one in the first chapter). The rest was almost history. The trunk was perfect, and with God's help I was able to assemble a cast and crew of friends and family, within 24 hours. Our first shooting day was cancelled due to a snowstorm. We started shooting and editing at breakneck speed three days, before the deadline. It was freezing outside, and it wasn't until we got into our edit suite that I found that the small digital recorder we had been using, (not the 702T), had apparently frozen up, and stopped working. With no time to reshoot, I had no choice but to use the audio recorded by the 7D's little tiny built in microphone, for much of the dialogue. I was amazed at how well it held up! On the day of the deadline as I was preparing to upload the video at 11:40PM, my wife came into the room, and told me that the deadline was 11:59:59 ET. We are on Central Time. It was devastating! Everything had come together so well, and we missed the deadline because I neglected to notice that the deadline was Eastern Time! Several days after "Job Security" won the contest, it occurred to me that perhaps I could find a way to rework my original film, and still keep the story line relevant. In many ways it was more difficult to make my original vision fit "Job Security" than it was to make the first film. And of course I had to cut some nice elements out of the original, to make room for the first 20 seconds of the new film.
I am proud of all the hard work of my family and friends who came together to make this short film happen very quickly. I long for the days when men (other than comic book super heros) took risks to rescue women or children. This was my attempt to revive that kind of sensibility to entertainment.
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