June 19, 2000 - Fire Update
Objective: Create an avant garde video regarding life at the millennium, with nuggets of wise insights, humor, and beautiful nature scenes. We hope to create a 50 minute documentary or a full length movie to distribute through film festival circuits and cable television, though possibly as just a silly film for friends. We're predominantly amateurs (and proud of it!). Possible title: "Educating Bentley." We're taking suggestions. Additionally, a soundtrack will be created from your original compositions.
Besides the listed themes, we have some sub-plots involving romance, deception, and parallels between the questions on Census 2000 forms and natural party conversations. We'll have at least three digital cameras roaming and filming random events or specific events scheduled for time slots (e.g. Sat. 10am - noon bike ride on Colorado Trail; noon lunch cooking; 6pm band/musician filming by creek).
You choose how you'd like to contribute. We'll film you responding with your own words - You write your own script! Just signal someone with a camera at the party & we'll film you. Those wishing to participate more can help add plots and sub-plots (e.g. finding a mate, promoting Zen & the art of fly fishing).
Additionally, filming will be done before and after the party in the city. Scenes will include people's reception and reaction to receiving the party invitation (e.g. "Yahoo, party in the woods", or "Gosh, these folks have really lost their minds!"). We want to include people who can't make it to the party - who don't want to make it - don't like the guest list - hate camping & the mountains, people getting lost in the mountains, people forgetting about the party till the next weekend, etc. Filming can start anytime for such scenes. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can schedule you in. We want to have fun with a loose but enthusiastic atmosphere. Flexitarianism helps!
Those wishing to participate more can help add plots and sub-plots.
Needed: soundpeople, legal advice, lighting assistants, camera people, digital film editors, behind the scenes helpers, food & party suppliers, marketing assistants, kid activity organizer.
If you know you'd like to contribute and be a part of the planning, plot-making, etc., or you want to recommend participants for this shindig, Contact us ASAP.
Organizing Producers, Directors, Filmers, Writers, Editors:
Logan Perkins, Melissa Moon, Brian Carlson, Aaron Carlson, Fred & Leah Dixon.
Logan (303) 477-3792(Denver); 303 838-8105 (Buffalo Creek)
Note for overnighters: This is a camping party.
Bring food, cooler w/ice, warm clothes, tent & sleeping bag. There's flat wildflower fields, and woods galore for camping. Buffalo Creek is in our back yard. There's two fire pits & trails from our yard for bikers & hikers. We are 100% surrounded by national forest - no neighbors. There is room in the lodge for mothers & infants only - lodge babies sleep from midnight - 6am. Minimal facilities -no shower - toilet for ladies & sittin men!
CAN'T MAKE PARTY BUT WANT TO PARTICIPATE? - You can be included in the film by simply calling us with a good idea or open mind for our ideas. Specifically, you can be filmed reacting to the invite, describing why you can't attend, giving your thoughts on the new millennium, offering wisdom for baby Bentley, or acting as a census worker or the respondent to a census worker visiting your house.
ACTOR-ACTRESS WANNA-BEES: Here's your chance. Come up with a potential script, or consult with Logan for ideas. Also click
P.S. This could be the start of someting big...or not! Your participation is encouraged.
Logan Perkins (303) 477-3792 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah & Fred Dixon (303) 722-1873 - email@example.com
Brian & Aaron Carlson (303) 322-8053 - firstname.lastname@example.org