Happy Birthday to Us

One of the super cool things about being friends with other filmmakers is that when we get together A LOT is possible. We feed on each other’s ideas and humor, and before you know it, we’ve conceived a funny video idea to promote our four-person joint birthday party in August. This doesn’t happen with my physicist friends.

But it IS what happened on Saturday poolside at Dana’s condo.

And because we’re endowed with killer film-person skills, a camera, editing systems, some wireless mics I borrowed from a friend for my last Casey Puckett shoot, and the curse of boundless energy to “make something cool,” we made our newborn idea mature from a successful brainstorm to hard, cold reality (I too wish I could have said ‘cash’ instead of reality, sigh…). We were shooting the project on my porch two hours after we thought it up. By 7pm we were wrapped and ready for Saturday night!


The four videos feature three of the birthday girls answering questions about the fourth. Who can answer the questions most accurately? How well do we know each other? The questions range from What was her first cassette tape? to What pickup line would work on her? to If she could crawl inside a movie and live there, what movie would it be? The concept is a spinoff of the classic Newlywed’s Game. The videos will premiere on the party’s website.

Yes. We made a website. More on that later.

I’ve digitized and organized the footage for Sarah (on my new iMac!), and she has begun working on the videos. Please wish Sarah luck on this project. Apparently her co-workers have challenged her to edit it using only one eye.


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One Response to “Happy Birthday to Us”

  1. Briel Says:

    I’m sad that I’m going to miss your party!

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