This documentary gives an inside perspective on the strange and interesting subculture known as the furry fandom. Filmed at Midwest Furfest 2010, a major furry convention, the fandom is explained by furries in their own words.
This project was both a personal and an academic undertaking. The concept and production was my own, but I also got college credit for producing it, as an independent study at Bradley University.
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This was a very lean production in terms of budget, equipment and crew. All filming was done in existing light. Primary camera was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Secondary camera was a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Lenses used were Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, and (on secondary camera) Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
In-camera audio was captured only for sync reference and not used in the final output. Off-camera audio was captured using an Olympus LS-10 linear PCM recorder. Voice-overs were recorded during post production using a Sterling Audio ST55 condenser mic and brought into my PC for editing through a Yamaha MW10 mixer.
Slow motion sequences were shot at 30p, then time stretched using motion vector interpolation, and output at the project frame rate of 24p.
Post production took a little less than a month, though as with so many projects, the majority of the work was concentrated toward the deadline. The production officially wrapped on December 15th, 2010, and I posted it here on Vimeo just four days later.
Douglas "Giza" Muth
Matt "2 Gryphon" Davis
Bryan "Smash" Manternach
Dr. Samuel "Uncle Kage" Conway
Jakob "Granite Tail" Riis
Special Thanks to Dan "Takaza" Hauschild and the rest of the Midwest Furfest 2010 staff for making this production possible; and to the funny, friendly, fuzzy members of the Furry Fandom.
This production © 2010-2011 Curt Pehrson. All rights reserved.
All copyrighted material used herein is property of the respective holders and used with permission.