The idea was inspired by the 2010 documentary 'Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship, and videotape'. That film brought back a huge part of my childhood and so I got the urge to create a fan film for the documentary.
None whatsoever... I'd say I had a clear idea from the beginning in regards to the direction I wanted to take and fortunately I was lucky enough to carry it through to the end.
Yes, this film had a ton of practical visual effects that needed to be executed during shooting as well as a handful of stop-motion animated shots. I'd say that the blood splatter shots were the hardest to pull off. Many of those shots had to be re-shot many times in order to get the blood to preform the way I wanted it to. But luckily everything worked out in the end.
"It's Just A Movie" screens as part of the Juried selection on Saturday November 5th, 7pm in the Lubar Auditorium at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Tickets are $10.00