Assistant Director (1st Unit)
Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
Production Sound Mixer
It’s another strike out at the plate, and another weekend without a date for the love struck batter of the Locksmiths. Here is Firmament Films’ 2014 entry for the Madison 48 Hour Film Project. The 48 is Firmament’s annual tent-pole project where every team involved converges on Friday night at 7p.m. Genre’s are drawn at random, and then all the teams must utilize the assigned prop, line of dialogue, and character. This year, the required elements are: PROP: a pair of eye glasses LINE OF DIALOGUE: “That’s it. Take it or leave it.” CHARACTER: Dan Frost, locksmith GENRE: Musical/Western This was the most challenging year yet for the FF team, but as you can see, we really…. knocked it out of the park… (I’m not proud of that)
- Candace Ostler, who plays the Catcher is left handed. There were no lefty gloves, so she had to learn how to throw righty. Editor Chad Halvorsen taught her in about fifteen minutes.
- The title card is an alternation of the Locksmiths team logo on the team shirts.
- The opposing team, MKE, is the rental company of cinematographer Jon Kline.
- Nearly every actor on screen plays a player and a fan in the stands. In certain cases, the film cuts to and from the same actor.
- The Batter is named "Smith" after Firmament Films regular Julia Smith, who was unable to attend this year's filming.
- The foul ball tipped by the Batter is computer generated, but the ball that hits the Drunk (Chad Halvorsen) on the head is genuine. It took several takes to get the appropriate bounce.