This movie was suggested
by my friends who also play DaoC in England. They play mostly on
Gaheris and had been coming up with movie ideas since they saw my
earlier movies, but My Neighbourhood spurred them into creative
overdrive and someone came up with the idea of using Thin Lizzy's
"Boys are Back". I believe it was originally Stan (Detrytus)
who suggested the "Trolls running amok in Cammy" plotline.
So we transported my PC, VCR and
assorted cables, speakers, keyboard etc. down to his house where
4 of us set up PCs and started videoing. We didn't have a TV connected
to the video, a mistake we came to regret!
After about 4 hours of filming, we
took the VCR to the lounge to connect to the TV and discovered nothing
had recorded!!! Well, I can't describe how angry I was, and how
stupid I felt!!! The guys were very good about it and didn't call
me TOO many rude names...
The following weekend, I suggested
if they wanted to, we could try again as I thought I'd worked out
why the VCR hadn't recorded anything. So we carried everything down
again and this time Stan found a TV that we could connect to the
VCR. THIS time we had some much better ideas for scenes and you
can see that in the movie. The fountain scene was inspired!!!
The VCR recorded everything this
time and I spent the next day capturing it to HD and editing. I
discovered at this point just how much we'd filed at night-time
in DAOC... and it was VERY dark. I was able to increase the brightness
and contrast but this makes the footage grainy, but I didn't have
much choice. We were NOT going to reshoot!! The scene I was most
concerned about was the trolls dancing on the round table. That
was VERY dark but I think it looks okay in the movie, thankfully.
I was happy that people "got"
the "Benny Hill" chase sequences. I was worried people
wouldn't get the joke...