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Jun 06, 2007

Hispanic Haha, Latino Laughs.

This week's Indy put the Flicker film festival on it's Best Bets list, and I started wondering what I'd do with a 50-ft. reel of 8mm film. 

The first thing that occurred to me: a highlight reel of migrant farm workers who do a good standup routine.

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Comments

Oh my! I can't even imagine that. The wonders of your mind, philcito, never cease to amaze.

Posted by: Stew | Jun 7, 2007 7:23:49 AM

What about standup comedians doing migrant farm work?

Posted by: Toastie | Jun 7, 2007 4:25:13 PM

Good idea about farm workers. Or maybe just shoot a day in their life, documentary style? Wouldn't need to fuss with sound necessarily, even. The glimpses I've had of their lives show them to be very austere.

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Jun 10, 2007 3:41:37 PM

Oh, man, I'd love to see a Flicker. I remember all those great Chapel Hill indie music videos (on the "Young Rock" video comp) that Norwood Cheek did on Super 8 back in the eighties, like the Chicken Wire Gang getting all nostalgic for Highway 501, and Polvo's found film collage for "Vibracobra". Great stuff.

If I had time I'd hand draw on the film stock, or scratch exposed stock, for some tune. And I've always wanted about fifty of those old cheapo kid's personal battery operated keychain-sized movie loops filled with something I did.

But time I don't have. I do, however, have about fifty feet of some kind of loser stupid I did at our alma mater back in the day if you need it--one of these days I really should transfer it to digital, particularly since I shot on ones and should have shot on twos for the animation...

Posted by: Chap | Jun 21, 2007 11:16:06 PM