Saturday, June 18, 2022

CATLEN: The Movie!


I've been digitizing old family movies-- When I was 13, I made up a superhero named “Catlen.” (I merely put a “t” in my last name. I thought cats were cool.) Growing up in the county, the character gave me something of my own to draw.

As I aged, I decided to make a movie with our family’s wind-up 8mm movie camera. I was 16 or 17. The quality is very varied. My mom could have filmed it properly, but instead I asked a cute girl to do it. Too bad. You can't tell a spinning car wheel is actually off the ground in one scene.

There's no sound, so I added captions with iMovie. It’s 5 minutes long, complete with “special effects!”

You might suspect that the cape and metal disks were inspired by Thor. But actually, I though Nomad looked cool.


I used the tops off Quick containers for the disks on my costume.


And, no, I wasn't supposed to break the glass on the screen door. Oops.


2 comments:

Luca Lorenzon said...

You were quite acrobatic! Almost a stuntman in some scenes, which seem a little dangerous. The special effects are stunning, they remind me of Meliès' esperiments, only more coherent.

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed reading the story through captions like a silent movie and the special effects were amazing!