Tiny tape recorder



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The following report details the creation of my thesis film, Tiny Tape Recorder, from the genesis of the original idea through writing, pre-production, production and post-production. Tiny Tape Recorder is a short narrative fiction film about a man who discovers a tape recorder embedded in his head and the physical and emotional pain he must endure as the tape recorder malfunctions and replays his past. This science-fiction project attempts to balance the absurdist nature of this premise with a naturalistic treatment of the material in a desire to keep the focus of the film on the characters. This report seeks to serve as both a documentary representation of the process of creating Tiny Tape Recorder as well as an attempt to reveal and decode the intentions and motivations behind the use of that process.