D.C. Douglas serves up some Hollywood BS.
“The Pitch” is a scene from an un-produced screenplay called “A Surplus of Available Joy”. The story behind how this scene was cobbled together with old, broken equipment is quite entertaining. See http://www.TheDCTube for more information.
Reagan Wilks & D.C. Douglas
New Mexico writer, Grubb Graebner, wrote a wonderful screenplay called A Surplus of Available Joy from which this scene was filmed.
This was not an “official” short, but more an experiment in technical austerity – filmed with 3 lights, a CD-walkman and an old wind-up 16mm camera. The crank would only last about 20 seconds. Then it had to be recranked.
In editing, D.C. found that the crank gradually declined, making sync sound a nightmare. Audio had to be cut or expanded by 2 to 15 frames, depending on where he was in a take… Music was created with a newfangled program called Garage Band…