Production for An Ignoble Caper began late in the evening Friday, March 11, 2011 and ended 48 hours later. An Ignoble Caper had to be written, produced, edited, and delivered within that 48 hours — 23, if you read the rules.
The cast and crew assembled at a table and began hashing out ideas, locations, and who would play the roles. Patricia Anderson took on the role of writing the screenplay while others threw out ideas. Vincent Dee Miles was the person producing and directing it as he was the one who paid the fee to have a team in the 48-Hour Film Fest.
They came up with an idea about a murder to be solved by two detectives that would showcase Laura Tapai's make up talents and Mark Hoffman's suave acting ability as the elusive bad-guy.
Locations were places that the Director, Producers, or an actor knew they could use or borrow having connections with hotels and law offices that were not in use during the late, early morning hours that the contest was in progress.
The Producer knew the event was takening place and assembled a small crew to do a fun commercial for the fake beverage Igno Bull to be shown at the festival but not be a part of the contest.
Ladies & Gentlemen,
First, I'd like to say thank you. Thank you for wanting to be part of this journey. Short yes, but a journey indeed. Wednesday evening is the "Ladies Night." Sorry Mark, but it's all about them this time.....sort of. You're still my leading man.
Anyway, our Sgt.-at-Arms character, Mr. Jay Stone has graciously opened up one of his humble abodes to us to get the final scene of the "IGNO BULL" commercial to be featured at the "48 Hour" Film Festival, which a part of the Sacramento International Film Festival. The call time for my wonderful cast of sexy women; Kathlyne Markham, Janet Martinez, Rita Leon-Reyes & Jay's Girls will be 6:30 p.m.
Mark I know I told you 6:30, but if you can get there sooner it would be beneficial since you have the camera. If not, don't sweat it since you are traveling from Cameron Park. Richard, if you can make it to work camera again it would be great. Perhaps, I can assist you with transportation if needed. Gerald, my fearless editor, if you're available it would be great having you there too. Maybe we can actually transfer all the shots to you there so you can begin working your magic.
Ok, actresses, regarding your wardrobe please bring me 3 different options as I'll choose what I want. Mark, what I want from you is to bring your tuxedo and maybe another black suit. I'll choose what I want when I see everyone else and the set up. Jay, I've already told you to be in your basic black. However, maybe a nice dress shirt this time. If you have a black suit coat that would be very cool.
Ladies and gentlemen, the scene is you all are at a party or club having a good time. Nothing over the top. You are a sophisticated group of individuals, but can switch to ghetto fabulous at the drop of a dime. Ha, ha, ha.
Love, Peace & 2 Seam Fastballs,
Vincent Dee Miles
CEO, "Igno Bull 42" Films
Final Cut Pro 7 was used for post. Gerald Martin Davenport brought his Apple 17" Laptop to the sets to cut while the production was in progress. When a scene was done, the card was off-loaded, labelled, ingested into Final Cut Pro, and put into the time line. If new takes or different angles were needed, the team could immediately know and to do them before moving the entourage to the next location.
A few visual effects and unique editing tricks were done to fix some of the things that did not need to be re-captured if they did not have time, or if Gerald felt they could not accomplish them with the limited camera equipment they had.
Music was supplied by Jay P. Stone for the intro scene and the end credits, but Gerald supplied the intense music used during an interrogation of one of the characters.
Vincent Dee Miles
Cast & Crew … story
Patricia Anderson … screenplay
Patricia Anderson … producer
Vincent Dee Miles … executive producer
Mark Hoffman … executive producer
Gerald Martin Davenport … associate producer
Jay P. Stone … composer / performer
Film Editing by
Gerald Martin Davenport
Set Decoration by
Jay P. Stone
Laura Marie Tapia
Mark Hoffman … sound recordist
Steve Robinson … sound recordist
Gerald Martin Davenport … Sound Editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Gerald Martin Davenport digital … Digital Artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Hoffman … camera operator
Kat Ramirez … assistant camera operator
Keenan Johnston … gaffer
Steve Robinson … gaffer / grip
The Dog N Me
Raise The Roof
Jay P. Stone … performer
© The Kontinuous Groovin' Beat
Gerald Martin Davenport … additional music
Elise Marie Hodge … craft services & production coordinator
Eva Kim … craft services
Pro Style Barbershop
Jay P. Stone
Capital Arts & Entertainment
Igno Bull 42 Films