The Silent One, written and directed by Ray Woodall, is a sword and sorcery fantasy, with a noir edge. Keeping a vow of silence is only one quirk of our hero, as he rids the forest country of the forces of darkness. Roaming the countryside, he battles the agents of evil, and, finally, the Evil One himself. The story contains many battles and a host of odd characters such as a Gnome, a Witch, as well as Dryads, Ogres, Elves, Druids, Villagers, Wildmen, Northmen, Northwives, and She-Devils. The only horror it did not have was Elvis.|
My involvement with The Silent One began after principal photography was shot in the summer of 2000. I edited the footage into four different promotional videos that could be used to raise more funding.
The screen captures below where typical of the supplemental forest scenes I shot as visual bridges for the promos.
Forest Shot by Demian.
The forest images I shot with a DVcam system. Computer editing utilized a Canopus capture card on an NT. The programs used were Premiere and Rex Edit.
Forest Flora by Demian.
The Silent One stabs a
Ultimately, I edited four versions; from 1½ to 20 minutes long.
Wildman (Scott Robinson) in the back
Friendly Gnome (Pamela Shane)
attempts to aid The Silent One
The 4½ minute version of The Silent One promo is on Demianís Film & Video Projects DVD: