Dynamic Lethargy Films

A while ago I read a report about a fast food company owner who suggested that he could replace most, if not all, of his staff through automation. I thought, “how would he feel if he could be replaced by automation”. Is their work really that much more complicated that cooking hamburgers. My original idea… Read Article →

I’ve been working on two projects, although it is really a piece of work I need to do for both of them. It isn’t going well. My primary project is a retrospective of my late wife to show family and friends. The other project is called “Brief Moments of Tranquility”. Both of these use videos… Read Article →

One of the issues I have with recording a lot of voice work for “The Barrier” is the cost of renting a studio and recording engineer. I wonder if I can do that on my own. I did my own voice over recording for “Who Shot the President”, “My Next Film”, and the original version… Read Article →

While I would like to just dive into one or another of my projects, I need to get some rather mundane pieces of work out of the way. It isn’t very inspiring work and some days I just want to rest and relax. This week I   got started on a catalogue of all my videos…. Read Article →

During the last part of my wife’s illness I dropped all my writing and filmmaking projects. I want to get back to them now. It isn’t just that I want to work on them; I feel that I need something to focus on now that she is gone. Retrospective One project I want to do… Read Article →

My movie “Contingency” (http://dynamiclethargyfilms.ca/filmlist/contingency/) will be shown at the $100 Film Festival 25th Anniversary Retrospective next Wednesday, March 22, 2017. http://www.100dollarfilmfestival.org/festival/retrospective/ I made “Contingency” as a retrospective on the festival for the 20th festival in 2012. It looks back at the festival and the films I made for the festival over the years. I did the film… Read Article →

One of the more difficult challenges you face when you create a story is that the hero needs to be smart enough to get out of a jam, but dumb enough to get into it in the first place. I wonder if an illness could be used to explain the lapse. I wrote about character… Read Article →

I redid a poster that I have on a wall in one scene of “The Barrier” this week. The poster isn’t a big element of the story, but it is a detail that some people might find distracting if it doesn’t look right. In the open house scene Arthur stands in front of a poster… Read Article →

I restarted my rewrite of “The Barrier” this week. My family responsibilities took precedence over my movie for the last few weeks. It had been a while since I looked at the rewrite, and I found that I had changed my mind about what I wanted to go with it. Most of the effort I… Read Article →

Slow Progress on the “The Barrier” I did a little on “The Barrier” this week. My wife’s illness has progressed and that is a higher priority for me than this project, so I don’t expect to have much time for “The Barrier”. It’s been at least a month since I did any work on “The… Read Article →

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