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Community News Pahrump Valley Gazette;Thursday, June.26, 1997 23 I iiiii iii i i i ii i Pride, enthusiasm, gut:; and young Summer Soltice, the longest day of the year. Hot, windy - the sun rises early and never sets. Scouring clouds of sand blast across the dunes in the morning blindness of the rising sun. Dust-choked vehicles are stuck in the drifting sand. A cube van is backed up tight against the base of a dune and a small crew of men struggle, erecting a camera crane to lift camera and operator above the wind- sculpted edge of the dune. No mega-buck movie crew here. Neither is this a high budget commercial with a crew of a hundred flown in from around the world. It's not even a super star -- record company funded, music video. This is the poorest of the poor. This is sleep four to a room and Most students raise money by borrowing from friends, family, credit cards and missing a lot of lunches. A very high student budget might come in at around $10,000, most of which is i m, ii ii i, In The Thermometer's Shadow by Mike Oougherty immediately spent on film and food. In a perfect world, the director would concern himself only with peanutbutter andjeUy forlunch.Thisisbuy yourown gasoline and matters creative while the producer came up with the money and . nobody draws a salary. This is a student film. made it all happen. In the student film world, everybody hustles Filmstudentsareadifferentbreedfromtherestofus.Thereare and the very rocks are squeezed for financial blood. maybe four super film schools in the country. This is where directors are created. The tuition runs about the price of a new Jeep each year. Competition for admission is fierce and there's no room for lightweights. Attrition is high and many good people fall by the way, reaching for a foot in the door of the most fascinating industry on earth. It gets even tougher. A student must maintain the grades. They must make and nurture the social contacts that will see them through their film career. They must make a good student film. There are awards to be won. There are exhibitions and film festivals to enter. There is valuable experience to be gained_ Above all, the student film is the key to the door of a rewarding and deeply satisfying career. When trying to land the first job, a newly whelped director is asking a stranger to turn over a million dollar project to someone very young with no experience. The very best the aspiring film maker can expect is that the producer, studio or production company will say, "We'll take a look at what you've done." Hence, the value of the student film. Not that it will be the artistic find of the century, but rather that it will show the student's talent, ability to use his training, and the discipline to focus his efforts and complete a project while adhering to his original creative goals. A proper student film made at the dunes and running not more than 30 minutes could probably be made with a budget of $500,000. Complete Site Improvements Packages Available Around Amargosa by Andrea Lynn Congratulations to two couples Rebecca Albitre and John Collins and Debi Albitre and Jason Mayne, who were married June 21, 1997, at the Amargosa Christian Fellowship by pastor Rick Jackson. Rebecca and John were married at 3 p.m. and will be living near San Diego, where John is enlisted in the Ma- rine Corps. Rebecca will be finishing her col- lege education. Debi and Jason Were married at 5 p.m. and will be living.in Beatty, where both presently work. Debi works at the bank and Jason at Barrick. Lots of happiness to both couples. The Friends of the Library had a ball at their cast party (I announced it as a past party in my last article). Penny McGhee was not able to attend. The children expressed their sorrow at see- Robert Lee, a tall, slender young man in his early twenties, was the student director making the film. Anne Peralta, a personable and shapely woman with flowing dark hair and the heart of a cash register, was the producer. I had helped them scout the dunes in the early spring and figured they would havea problem with their low budget. A little help might be offered, but never for free. Rich Johnson of Big Red Production Cars and I got together and offered Peraland Lee a deal. Between us we would provide a self-contained trailer for shelter, the Big Red truck and flat bed trailer for transport and vehicle retrieval, two dune buggies and a couple of 4-by-4 rigs to keep everything mobile. In return, we wanted still photos and videos of equipment working so we could put together color brochures and a short sales video for our businesses. The deal was made. Two days at Dumont Dunes on the longest day of the year. Temperatures in the 120s, wind forever, and work from can't see- to-can't see (dawn to dusk). The students were great. I was never that young. Tough, proud and enthusiastic, their spirit was contagious and 20 sunburned people (including a couple of grouchy old locals) toiled without respite in the summer desert at the south end of Death Valley. Director Lee started the project with the quiet fear of a man who has just wagered his entire paycheck on the turn of a card. At the end of the second day as we were striking the set, Lee ing her go, but Marie Reagle said something was gained and the children have something special to look forward to in the future. I am assuming that means there is a surprise com- ing up, by the way I was told. The Central Nevada Farm Bureau will be holding a dinner and meeting at Longstreet, Saturday, June 28. Dinner is at 6 p,m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. If you would like dinner, which is $8.50 contact LaVonne Selbach at 372-5355. There will be a sample of roast emu breast at the dinner. Don't forget about the benefit for our ex- change student Jenifer Nagle. It will begin at 6 p.m., Monday June 30, at the community center. She is going to spend a year in Ger- many, Cactus - Cactus Largest Selection in Nevada Desert Plants ~ Succulents Lots of native Nevada plants Including: Red Barrels, Cholla, Yucca, Mound Cactus, Clariet Teddy Bear, Beaver Trail, Prickly Pear, Saguaro Golden Barrels, Organ pipe, Desert Willow Blue Pale Verde, Ocotilio, Mexican Fence Post and Exemely Nice Nevada Joshua Trees Free eactu= Say you saw it in the Gazette, limit of one. Open: 9 am ~ 5 pm Daily, Sun 10 am ~ 5 pm 12740 Blue Diamond Road 1/2 Mile off 160 W. on Blue Diamond Rd. (Hwy 159)  Ramd= md  t *d ......  c=.= i /702) 875"1968 l-,= ' l.Dmalld [ Fax (702) 875-1913 stood tall and proud like a fellow who has just slain his first major dragon. Producer Peralta couldn't stop grinning. She was sunburned and frazzled. Her hand was taped from a minor injury and she could hardly stay awake. The fire of her quiet pride could be felt by all of us. A student film, a student film maker- "Pride, Enthusiasm, Guts and Young" For the local Baker boys it was a lot of work, a lot ot expense, and not immediately profitable. But every once in a while it doesn't hurt to lend a helping hand to those working so hard on their way up. m I1 Ill I [ [[ I[ Z00ss/00P00KE WELI0000iLLING LLC well Dri!,!,ing Complete submersible Pump & Water Tank System Installed Power Pedestal (200amp) Trenching for Power and Installing Waterlines from Well to Home Includes: Pert. Test Construction Permit Occupancy Permit Pads Mobile Home Garage Driveways Lot Cleared II I Illlllll II II Saturday, June 28th at 10 a.m. Located at 1310 L Bank Ave. From Las Vegas on I.Iwy. 160, turn left on Gamebird Rd. - Go Smiles, turn left on Pahrump Vagey Blvd. 1 6/10 miles to Bank Ave., Left to dead end. 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