We screened the footage of my werewolf spoof last night and people laughed, which is good. But I laughed more than anyone…like uncontrollable painful laughter…embarassing. Something about viewing your own footage, your own connection to a project, makes it so much funnier–seeing someone bring your dialogue to life, their mannerisms filling out the characters you created, intensifies the humor. It’s not unlike the way new parents are so delighted with the smallest and most mundane things that their new baby can do: look, he smiled, isn’t that amazing? Um, not so much. We screened other people’s films which I found mildly amusing but which the makers were hysterical over, so I’m not alone. And I’m guessing that the more movies you make, the less intense this effect becomes.

3 Responses to “Funnygirl”

  1. seasull
    November 18th, 2005 | 10:54 am

    jesus, you went all out on the make up

  2. cynthia rockwell
    November 18th, 2005 | 10:57 am

    i spare no expense for my art.

  3. Sam
    November 20th, 2005 | 4:41 pm

    post vthe movie!!! And re: the laughter – I sometimes would laugh at my own stuff too – I think its a nervous reaction.