The Biblical Studies Building was booked for a FilmFest production team Saturday from 1-10 p.m. The team used the site for a NERF gun war story.
Caleb Williamson, sophomore digital entertainment technology major from Thousand Oaks, Cali., is directing the mocumentary.
“What we’re doing here is to shoot a film for FilmFest. Our film is called ‘NERF Wars, A Mocumentary.’ It’s kind of confusing, but it’s a film inside a film,” Williamson said. “The production team is also acting inside a film as the production staff. The inside film is the NERF wars.”
After competing last year, Williamson said he and his team were too serious about winning Film Fest. This time he wanted to have a good storyline and a lot of fun. Williamson said the team envisioned a parody of a documentary similar to the television series “The Office.”
The production staff includes Williamson; Timothy Holt, video editor and sophomore digital entertainment technology major from Plano; Ryan Podany, production designer and sophomore information technology major from Willow Park; and Stephen Estrada, screenwriter and sophomore business management major from San Antonio.
“We’re trying to rotate having a lot of scenes that are about the NERF wars and the mocumentary itself,” Holt said. “We’re are having to move around to shoot different scenes, but it is all going to come together and I am really looking forward to it.”
Holt worked with Williamson and Podany to plan scenes, sounds and lighting for the film. The production’s equipment was rented from the Learning Studio while the team and crew brought their NERF guns.
“When I looked over the script, I had a broad idea of what they wanted,” Podany said. “As the production designer, I set up the scene following the script or what the director says. This includes costumes and props. I also give instructions to the extras on what to do.”
Riley Scroggins, junior art education major from Cisco, plays Kim in the mocumentary. She said the scenes and battles were really fun.
“I got upgraded from an extra to a role and it’s pretty awesome,” Scroggins said. “I’m glad to help these guys.”