The Break
February 13th, 2012

Posted by Matt

The videos are here! Here are some links to them that you can click:

LoadingReadyRun: The Break
Unskippable: Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Checkpoint: Double-Extra Fine

This was a fun video to shoot. I love filming with Cam because he’s got a presence of character that’s very different from everyone else in the room. I described it to him as a je ne sais Cam. I’m pretty sure that’s not how French works.

The main adventure involved in filming this particular episode involved the effects that were required near the end of the video. Yeah, we broke out the smoke machine for this one (and the results look AWESOME. Props to Graham for the post effects). So, Take 1: we IMMEDIATELY set off the smoke alarm, and have to scramble around trying to find a way to remove it from the ceiling and kill it’s power supply without making our ears bleed. Take 2: We realize that we’ve filled the entire apartment with a thick haze of theatrical smoke, and choose to open he door to the hallway. Take 3: we realize we’ve now filled the hallway with a thick haze of theatrical smoke.

Then we realized that we were filming the video chronologically, and still need to do a couple shots in a smoke-free apartment. 45 minutes of waiting for the room to ventilate ensued. Kathleen used this time to write out a sign to post in the hallway indicating to her neighbours that there was no need to pull the fire alarm. Cam held a fan to a window.

We’re amazing at this.


Oh, that’s a bottle of Glenlivet, by the way. I know some people were asking.


  1. Glad to know I can reliably recognize the bottle of scotch that was sitting on my desk as I watched this.

    Comment by Master Gunner — February 14, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  2. Matt, where’s the spoiler warning? You just ruined this week’s Loading Time for everyone.

    Comment by Under_Score — February 14, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

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