On average, how long does it take you to make each short? Hackworth, for instance.
CF: Ha, well Hackworth took months for some reason. We shot it in an afternoon, but for whatever reason Jake was busy. Oh, he wanted to practice working with an editor and it got more complicated. So that’s a bad example of time. It’s a good example of how we’ve been using the clips not just to play around with shooting, but with post processes and collaborations. I think Hackworth is also a good example of how the clips are about experimenting. I wrote the Hackworth script and no one was sure whether it would be good or HORRIBLE. We had to shoot it and find out.
But normally we’ll shoot a clip in an afternoon – or sometimes over a few days if we need day and night or whatever, but the shooting time is never more than 5 hours, probably. I guess we do take a more relaxed attitude to editing. It can either be done the next day, or… months later. Usually we’ll have a few ideas and projects going on at once, though. Sometimes it’s more of a “let’s just do this idea fast and easy” and sometimes it’s more of a carefully thoughtful process. Depends on who the director is!