Shortly after meeting up with the rest of team Bun In The Oven, we all established one common hope. That we would not....would NOT get the genre - mockumentary. "Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony." I was the chosen one to make the mad dash for the package, when I opened the bag and looked at our challenge I could not believe my eyes. There, staring me in the face, in big bold letters were the words "Genre: Moc. / Doc". Assholes! The rest of our challenge was as such:
|Location, Near a dresser drawer|
|Crisis, A computer crashes|
|Prop, A mini first-aid kit|
After scratching our heads and eventually having to take a long walk to get our heads around the frustration of having been delt this mockumentary garbage, we finally came up with an idea. The next day started at 10 am, we shot and edited until noon the following day. Our film was about the trials and tribulations of raising a child that is half human - half machine, which ultimately is killed. We called it A Byte Out Of Life.
I've got to say, I was a little disappointed with what we came up with. Once we handed it in the pressure was gone and many better ideas came to me. I held my tongue so that I didn't get drop kicked in the face. My idea involved the survivor of a shipwreck floating in the ocean in a dresser drawer with nothing but his computer, a video camera (obviously) and first aid kit, he records his message to the world and his efforts to get rescued. What would you have come up with using our challenge pack? Did anybody else come up with any bright, post-challenge ideas?