10- The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 28, 1994
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JOSH MOSS, SENIOR, FILM MAJOR
My professor is big
on editing. And editing
And editing... 800 ft.
of film ended up
on the floor.
A lot of people don't realize how much goes into making a film. Creating
illusions with photographs being flickered, that in itself, that's art. But as a
student, reality kicks in fast. Having a budget of a few hundred dollars for my
senior thesis film, that's reality. I couldn't afford 'Star Wars' type special
effects. I got the actors to volunteer to be my aliens, free. And used the
American Express* Card to charge major expenses like film and
processing. The Card helps me stick to a budget. (It even helped
me save serious money on a flight to New Orleans, with my
Continental voucher.) Working on the film for no money, and long
hours, tempers qot a little short. So, .a
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