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WJTL’s “15” Minutes

September 8th, 2010

EDDIE DANIELS – Way back in 2008, there was a conference held in Camp Hill, PA called Freefall. Chris Strayer asked me to make a video to show on the big screen before the conference started. When I asked him what he wanted, he said, “Whatever. Just some sort of countdown to the conference beginning.”

Hm. A 15-minute countdown to the start of the conference. I didn’t want to just do a generic clock counting backward. That was too simple. Why don’t we do a parody of the TV show 24, where it’s a race against the clock to find Chris, the conference’s emcee who’s gone missing.

OK, so we don’t have any budget at all (let alone the connections to get Kiefer to make a cameo appearance), but we don’t need explosions or guns. We’ll use cookies instead. And why go for an elaborate car chase when we can just sit in a stationary car and shake the camera? And who needs Kiefer when I have the entire gang from WJTL as cast members?

The ironic thing is, it only ended up being 13 minutes long so ours isn’t entirely in real time. Oh well. After the conference, we couldn’t upload the video to share with everyone else on YouTube because videos had to be less than 10 minutes long in order to be uploaded It looked like our goofy short film would forever¬† be destined to be a long-lost file on my hard drive.

Until this weekend.

YouTube upped the video length to 15 minutes and this goofy little project can once again see the light of day. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. :) Which WJTL-ers can you identify?

Eddie Daniels, Video Guy
eddie@wjtl.com






  1. Krista
    September 8th, 2010 at 13:35 | #1

    haha cool spoof of “24”. I enjoyed that. You do an awesome job with these videos…keep up the good work!

  2. Ashlea
    September 8th, 2010 at 14:53 | #2

    whoa. short hair & glasses!!! going real old-school with this.

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