Paul Whittington talks about his film, It's Just A Movie.
MIFS: Where did the idea for the film come from?
The idea was inspired by the 2010 documentary 'Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship, and videotape'. That film brought back a huge part of my childhood and so I got the urge to create a fan film for the documentary.
MIFS: How much did the concept change when going to final edit?
None whatsoever... I'd say I had a clear idea from the beginning in regards to the direction I wanted to take and fortunately I was lucky enough to carry it through to the end.
MIFS: Were there any challenges during production?
Yes, this film had a ton of practical visual effects that needed to be executed during shooting as well as a handful of stop-motion animated shots. I'd say that the blood splatter shots were the hardest to pull off. Many of those shots had to be re-shot many times in order to get the blood to preform the way I wanted it to. But luckily everything worked out in the end.
MIFS: With the film completed, what has been the most rewarding thing about the whole experience?
The film gave me a chance to do some extensive work with blood effects which was ideal for me because I'm planning to shoot me first feature length horror film next year. The hours spent working with the blood gave me a solid idea of what to expect when shooting the horror film - I learned a lot.
It's Just A Movie" screens as part of the Juried selection on Saturday November 5th, 7pm in the Lubar Auditorium at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Tickets are $10.00