Every once in a while I go through the various unlabeled and ambiguously labeled DV tapes I’ve been collecting since college, mostly in the hope that I’ll find the long-lost rehearsal tape that I shot with Jennie Tarr before we started shooting Camera Noise. I remember it being quite good. But I also think I taped over it.
Luckily, I found this little gem. Uncle Gary Breaks The Burro is a 4-minute story that my uncle told me for a class called “Life Stories.” This was the warm-up for my later project The Life Story of Kyle Gilman as Told to Him by His Mother Mary.