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Burning Down the House

This is an article that I wrote for Oz Magazine, published by Gary and Tia Powell of Oz Publishing. I also created the artwork and layout for this article.

Things go wrong all the time on movie sets. It’s usually just interns messing up orders on Starbucks runs, but when things go really wrong people can get hurt. In this issue I wrote about an experience of things going really, really wrong on a doomed television pilot. Here’s an excerpt:

“Flames just kept coming and coming and coming. We later learned that the solenoid had stuck in the open position, effectively turning the special effects setup into a really terrific flamethrower. Those cameras didn’t stand a chance. And the crew? Well, we know that the director ran down the hallway and jumped out a side window just behind video village, where we were watching the Plexiglas beginning to curl and bubble and sag under the relentless furnace blast. (For many years following this incident you could go to a local prop house to see the molten sheet of Plexi in person.)”

Category

Writing

Client

Oz Magazine

Media

Magazine

Software

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

External Site(s)

Oz Magazine

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Burning Down the House (PDF)

Year

2012

License

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported

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