The Pestle


Ep 125: “Primer”

November 10, 2020

We experiment with Shane Carruth’s sci-fi cult classic “Primer” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, shooting ratios;
  • Audio, selling a location;
  • Story & writing, advancing the story offscreen;
  • Low budget filmmaking;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for [advancement]. – The Wright Brothers

Notes & References:
Shooting Ratios
Primer’s Budget was $7,000
Portholing – oddly, I couldn’t find a good article or reference to show examples of portholing vs vignetting
Aspergillus is a real thing, but “Aspergillus Ticor” is not
Shane Carruth’s “A Topiary” pitch trailer

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