From "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920)

From "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920)

We live in a world where we are constantly inundated by visual and aural media. Modern technologies such as the Internet, iPhones, and television have made it virtually impossible to escape this barrage of sights and sounds. This project will address our growing dependence on technology in this Information Age by transforming an H.P. Lovecraft short story entitled The Music of Erich Zann into a black-and-white silent film complete with an original score. And hopefully, it will be entertaining to boot!

This blog will chronicle the production process, from set and makeup designs to editing and score recordings. Numerous students working on the film will keep this blog updated, showing how the individual portions come together to form a cohesive film. It will also keep track of the copious amounts of caffeine that will be imbibed by cast and crew and serve as a countdown to the film’s premiere, which will be complete with a live student band performing as the movie is screened.

– Kyle McCloskey ’11