24 April, 2006

Ben's Stag!

Ben - The WhizBang Shufflers' mandolin player - is getting married in two weeks, so Luke, Curt, & I - the rest of the band - kidnapped him for a bachelors' weekend.

Ben seemed pleasantly surprised to see us show at his fiancee's house, completely up out of the blue and with our instruments in tow. Apparently he thought we'd just come by for an impromptu evening jam. He then seemed pleasantly stunned when we told him that besides fetching his mandolin, he'd better pack a toothbrush too because we were going to be gone for longer than just an evening. I don't think he wasn't expecting an out of town stag party.

Once we'd crammed our instruments, our food, and ourselves into Luke's car, we headed out to Luke's family's cottage in Nopiming Provincial Park. After a downing four massive T-bone steaks - and I mean massive - we jammed for a while around a camp fire. Strangely enough, we didn't play a single tune from the band's repertoire, we just jammed on other tunes as they came to mind. I think we may have even gotten all the way through one or two of them, otherwise we had a little trouble remembering lyrics and such. Much fun, none the less!

The next day, after sleeping in most of the morning, we chowed down on a breakfast of bacon & eggs, and toast. Then we seriously got down to business: We shot a movie.

Using the things we had on hand at the cottage, we created a live-action short movie entitled "The Stag". From start to finish we spent less than a day making it. It was conceived and shot over two hours on Saturday afternoon. It was edited Saturday evening. Finally, all the sound was recorded on Sunday afternoon. The project was complete!

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here is our movie. Enjoy... but be warned, there is some mature subject matter; it's a stag film after all.




RICK

7 Comments:

Blogger Hannah said...

Hahahahahaha! Fantastic!

25 April, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alissa thought it was funny and gross!

25 April, 2006  
Blogger Lisa said...

It is hilarious, I've watched it 3 times with the girls and love the music. The audio is funny because just imagining you guys sitting around making the swish, whoosh noise of the water being moved by the paddles and the paddle boat's putter da, da, put, put, put. The best was the eek, eek, when the stag was cleaning his antler. You all did a good job!

26 April, 2006  
Blogger Kevin said...

Great job guys! I really enjoyed the movie!

04 May, 2006  
Blogger Kevin said...

Great job guys! I really enjoyed the movie!

04 May, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids and I loved the "Stag". We loved the emphasis on boat safety,(even when you know you are going to die). You guys are such good role models. We can't wait for the next one- Maybe the "Housewarming" for after the wedding. ....
Skari and the kids

06 May, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids and I loved your "Stag" film. We were very pleased with the emphasis on boat safety,(even when one is running for their life). We are hoping that there will be a sequel of Ben's "Housewarming".
Skari and the kids

06 May, 2006  

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