The Making of a S.I.P. by Paul Amendt or "The World's Greatest Film!": A Paper in Retrospect
Amendt, Paul A.
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STOP!!!! If you haven't seen the video don't read this. From this point on, an assumption that the reader has seen the finished product will be made. The Theatre Department has a copy for anyone who might care to view it. Now then, this paper has been written to serve two purposes: one, to allow me to receive credit for this project; and two, to help explain, in greater detail, the story behind it. For the most part I will be sticking to the guidelines of reason number two. When starting out on this project I was in many ways similar to a freshly hatched chick. My reaction to films had always been as a viewer - somebody else had done all the work for me, I merely enjoyed the end result. But all of a sudden I was out there on my own, facing my brave new world with a look of awe and terror. It's not that the idea of making a film ever seemed to be an easy task; yet I never fully realized what lay ahead of me until I was knee-deep in it. So there I was, it was as if God reached down from the heavens, placed a camera in my hands and said, "Got". He might as well have said, "Lead my people out of Gary, Indiana." That project could have been started a lot earlier and with a lot less aggravation than my own. However, as the title of this paper states, this is a retrospective view of the process of making my S. I.P. As I write this my master copy sits here next to me on my desk, looking innocent enough in its clear plastic case. I hope to share with you some of the joys and most of the frustrations that made up a large portion of the production process. Hopefully, by reading this paper you will get a better understanding of what went into the making of this project.
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