That Time I Made A Movie In La Jolla …

Remember Flip videos? They were this little recording device that was all the rage for like 3 months back in 2009-2011 or so. We got one at work and I took it to La Jolla one weekend in March 2011 and shot a whole mess of scenes of the ocean and those cute little almost-but-not-quite-squirrels that scamper around up there. Then I brought it home and edited it together and, for an extra dose of pomposity, I added titles and music in French (“Le Mer,” basically the French version of “Beyond the Sea”).

This is the first and only “un film de Gary Sassaman,” so enjoy it while you can. That big Hollywood contract never materialized and those Flip camcorders died the minute people started shooting videos on their smartphones.