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Making of
The DEFCON Documentary
Jason Scott & Rachel Lovinger
DEF CON 21, August 2, 2013
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I. HOW IT BEGAN
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I agreed to do it, but some questions
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How do you film hundreds of activities,
happening simultaneously over 4 days?
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How do you film people who have
traditionally rejected media attention?
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How do you capture the spirit of DEFCON –
past and present?
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How do you put it all together in 6 months?
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II. PLANNING
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DEFCON 18DEFCON 16
DEFCON 19
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Jason’s High School Yearbook Photo
[Photo taken by Rachel!]
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How do you film hundreds of activities,
happening simultaneously over 4 days?
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How do you film people who have
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III. PRE-PRODUCTION
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Meet the crew
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Alex Drew Eddie
Kyle Rick Steve
Jason
Rachel
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Prepping them for DEFCON
• Start walking a little every day
• Watch “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope”
• Bring comfortable clothes and shoes
• Look over the schedule from last year
• Respect security and privacy concerns
• Stay fueled and hydrated
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Eddie Codel
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Meet the equipment
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The Gear
• 3x Canon Vixia HFG10
• 2x Canon 5D
• 1x Canon 7D
• 11x Kodak Playsports
• 4x H4N Zoom recorders
• 5x monopods
• 3x tripods
• 2x dual battery chargers
• Power strip
• USB chargers
• Card readers
• Hard drives
• Segway
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Social Media
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IV. PRODUCTION
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How do you capture the spirit of DEFCON –
past and present?
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The crew assembles at DEFCON
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“Film School” bootcamp
• Cameras DOWN near the casino
• Expect the unexpected
• Defer to the Goons in all things
• Mid-day check-ins to recharge batteries & copy footage
& audio files
• Stay hydrated
• Communications: TBD
• Give me your receipts
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Then we started filming…
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“We can’t have you shoot from that angle.
This machine violates the patriot act.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
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FAQs: Pretty straight forward
• Who are you working for?
• When is this documentary coming out?
• How will it be made available?
• Will there be a feelie/challenge coin?
• What if I don't want to be in it?
• How much have you guys shot?
• Are you guys getting any sleep?
• What kind of equipment are you using?
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FAQs: Let’s talk about these
• If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed?
• What kind of badge is that? Can I scan your badge?
• I need help.
• Who do I have to roofie to get one of those vests?
• Do you want a drink?
• You guys should do this every year.
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If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed?
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If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed?
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What kind of badge is that?
Can I scan your badge?
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I need help.
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Who do I have to roofie to get
one of those vests?
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Do you want a drink?
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You guys should do this every year.
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No breakage,
no lost equipment,
no lost footage.
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V. EDITING & FINALIZING
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How do you put it all together in 6 months?
You don’t.
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Download at http://media.defcon.org
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VI. CONCLUSIONS
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Documentary making is hard,
DEFCON Documentary making is doubly hard
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If all else fails, include a Segway
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Alex will always get in a shot
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Alex will always get in a shot
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Aim high with the goals, especially when
nobody has tried something like this before
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Ok, now who want to see some
bonus footage?
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Thanks
• Contact us: documentary@textfiles.com
• Twitter: @defcondoc
• Most images shown were shot by our crew
• Additional photos from amishrabbit (Dateline reporter fleeing), vissago
(various DC19 & DC20), hackerphotos.com (various DC20), Thomas
Hawk (Walgreens), Nicola (drugstore)

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Making of The DEFCON Documentary

  • 1. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Making of The DEFCON Documentary Jason Scott & Rachel Lovinger DEF CON 21, August 2, 2013
  • 2. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh I. HOW IT BEGAN
  • 3. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 4. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 5. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 6. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh I agreed to do it, but some questions remained...
  • 7. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> How do you film hundreds of activities, happening simultaneously over 4 days?
  • 8. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> How do you film people who have traditionally rejected media attention?
  • 9. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> How do you capture the spirit of DEFCON – past and present?
  • 10. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> How do you put it all together in 6 months?
  • 11. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh II. PLANNING
  • 12. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 13. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 14. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> DEFCON 18DEFCON 16 DEFCON 19
  • 15. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Jason’s High School Yearbook Photo [Photo taken by Rachel!]
  • 16. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh How do you film hundreds of activities, happening simultaneously over 4 days?
  • 17. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 18. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 19. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 20. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 21. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh How do you film people who have traditionally rejected media attention?
  • 22. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 23. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 24. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh III. PRE-PRODUCTION
  • 25. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 26. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Meet the crew
  • 27. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Alex Drew Eddie Kyle Rick Steve Jason Rachel
  • 28. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Prepping them for DEFCON • Start walking a little every day • Watch “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope” • Bring comfortable clothes and shoes • Look over the schedule from last year • Respect security and privacy concerns • Stay fueled and hydrated
  • 29. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Eddie Codel
  • 30. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Meet the equipment
  • 31. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> The Gear • 3x Canon Vixia HFG10 • 2x Canon 5D • 1x Canon 7D • 11x Kodak Playsports • 4x H4N Zoom recorders • 5x monopods • 3x tripods • 2x dual battery chargers • Power strip • USB chargers • Card readers • Hard drives • Segway
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  • 34. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Social Media
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  • 37. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh IV. PRODUCTION
  • 38. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh How do you capture the spirit of DEFCON – past and present?
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  • 40. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 41. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 42. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 43. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh The crew assembles at DEFCON
  • 44. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 45. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 46. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 47. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> “Film School” bootcamp • Cameras DOWN near the casino • Expect the unexpected • Defer to the Goons in all things • Mid-day check-ins to recharge batteries & copy footage & audio files • Stay hydrated • Communications: TBD • Give me your receipts
  • 48. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
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  • 54. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 55. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Then we started filming…
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  • 67. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 68. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 69. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh “We can’t have you shoot from that angle. This machine violates the patriot act.”
  • 70. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 71. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Frequently Asked Questions
  • 72. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> FAQs: Pretty straight forward • Who are you working for? • When is this documentary coming out? • How will it be made available? • Will there be a feelie/challenge coin? • What if I don't want to be in it? • How much have you guys shot? • Are you guys getting any sleep? • What kind of equipment are you using?
  • 73. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> FAQs: Let’s talk about these • If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed? • What kind of badge is that? Can I scan your badge? • I need help. • Who do I have to roofie to get one of those vests? • Do you want a drink? • You guys should do this every year.
  • 74. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed?
  • 75. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> If I agree to be in it, will I be embarrassed?
  • 76. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> What kind of badge is that? Can I scan your badge?
  • 77. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> I need help.
  • 78. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Who do I have to roofie to get one of those vests?
  • 79. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Do you want a drink?
  • 80. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> You guys should do this every year.
  • 81. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh No breakage, no lost equipment, no lost footage.
  • 82. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
  • 83. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh V. EDITING & FINALIZING
  • 84. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >>
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  • 89. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh How do you put it all together in 6 months? You don’t.
  • 90. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Download at http://media.defcon.org
  • 91. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh VI. CONCLUSIONS
  • 92. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Documentary making is hard, DEFCON Documentary making is doubly hard
  • 93. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> If all else fails, include a Segway
  • 94. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Alex will always get in a shot
  • 95. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Alex will always get in a shot
  • 96. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Aim high with the goals, especially when nobody has tried something like this before
  • 97. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> e f gh Ok, now who want to see some bonus footage?
  • 98. >> 0 >> 1 >> 2 >> 3 >> 4 >> Thanks • Contact us: documentary@textfiles.com • Twitter: @defcondoc • Most images shown were shot by our crew • Additional photos from amishrabbit (Dateline reporter fleeing), vissago (various DC19 & DC20), hackerphotos.com (various DC20), Thomas Hawk (Walgreens), Nicola (drugstore)