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TOM pg 141/150

I’ve always liked the idea of something secret & magical happening, whilst time has stopped for everyone else. (I think audiences like it too – like being let in on a secret, when no one else is looking…)
I’ve played with that idea in my early 16mm film experiments – this I made in about 2002.

TOM pg 140/150

Gone…?

(Keeping audiences guessing is vital)

(even if audiences have a strong suspicion of what might come next…)

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Seems like the right page for a Friday…! Cape Town has been enjoying Burning Man type trance parties for years, since the ’90’s, though more recently we have Afrikaburn, which is modelled on the BM experience.
This is an example of the enjoyable nature of secret knowledge. Us, the audience, knows what the explosion is all about, and we enjoy seeing the party crowd catching up with what we already know.

TOM pg 138/150

TOM pg 137/150

Generally I found it hard to put every shot I imagined, onto the page, but for this cool sequence, I took the time…

TOM page 136/150

Action!

TOM page 135/150

The end (of the comic) is nigh!

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The Final Showdown! Or maybe not… (The desert-type location can be both beautiful & cost-effective* to film in!)
*Cost-effective for Cape Town productions – we have some exceptional sparse regions close by.

TOM page 133/150

Everyone likes to share their experiences with someone. Everyone likes a witness…

TOM page 132/150

I know, it’s a little hard to imagine a tiny box announcing the imminent arrival of the Tech Singularity but hey, it’s a SciFi movie, & it’s supposed to represent the tip of a tech pyramid/iceberg…