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The LOP Posse

August 15, 2007 —

Recently, I happened to be going through various boxes at my apartment, and came across something unusual. I happened across a MiniDV cassette. Now, since I do not own a video camera, I had to think a bit about why I had this tape. Then I had a realization. This could be the lost tape from 2002. The fabled tape with the raw footage from my LOP Posse movie I made with Matt Lynch and Amanda Sparks. I haven't been able to find anything from that movie except for the Final Cut Pro project that has been taking up disk space for so long. So now I had a cassette with what I assumed to be the raw footage on it.

Many weeks/months passed by without me doing anything. Then, this past weekend, while at my parents' house, my mom asked me to go through a box of my old stuff and pick out what I wanted. Well, inside the box I found a VHS tape marked SNL. Now, I used to be a master at scheduling things to record late at night on our VHS (this was before the age of Tivo...), and did actually record SNL episodes on tapes. But I had a hunch this tape's SNL contents had been overwritten and the tape now contained the fabled movie from 2002. Upon viewing the tape, my hunch was proved correct. In addition, I was given an additional surprise. Another movie I had written, starred and edited was on the tape, Loo$e Change. I had made the second movie with Dean Eckles back during High School where we had gone to a week long summer camp at Stanfurd. This discovery sparked me into action.

Upon arriving home, I proceeded to borrow a MiniDV camera and ...

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