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Director of Photography Erik Porter captures Derek Purcell's look of surprise.
Shot list for the big classroom shoot.
Ticking clock close-up.
Camera Report for March 23rd, 1991.
Director William Lorton frames a shot and DP Erik Porter adds a filter as actor Jonathan Fish prepares.
Storyboard for Swiss laboratory scene.
Robert Weston yanks Ken Jones by the collar as Christopher J. Ward and Gary Rubenstein look on.
Christopher J. Ward as the professor, and Gary Rubenstein as the Evil Teaching Assistant.
Jonathan Fish is put in place by William Lorton. Before iPhones, we had radios.
Jonathan Fish alters time with his hands tied behind his back.
Porter, Lorton and Fish.
William Lorton, Jonathan Fish and Todd M. Guyette. Eric Porter is lying prone with the Canon Scoopic behind Lorton.
Todd M. Guyette, John Randall and Robert Weston. These color BTS photos were taken on Robert's Kodac "Disc" camera.
Jun Falkenstein prepares to shoot the animated USC map in the USC Animation Studio, with Erik Porter.
Jun Falkenstein proves there is film in the animation camera. USC Animation Lab.
The USC Map, drawn by Adam Van Wyk, on the platform below the animation camera. USC Animation Lab.
Editor, Erik Porter in the USC bullpen. 16mm Moviola equipment surrounds him.
Conductor Valerie Moseley and Composer Matthew Peterson confer at the score recording session.
Cheating, Inc. score by Matthew Peterson.
Recording engineer Laird Malamed.
Director William Lorton at the scoring session.
Track sheets for the sound mix, May, 1991.
Cutting the negative by hand. "Cheating, Inc." was shot on 16mm film and made manually, the old-fashioned way, pre-digital.
David Zemble double-checks Erik Porter's negative cutting.
This is how you make a list of shots that you are negtive-cutting so the film will be in order. Scissors and glue-stick.
The label on the completed 16mm film can.
Spring 1991 USC 310 screening. Instructor Clinton Solomon is given the "Handles" award by Erik Porter and William Lorton.
Cannes Film Festival, 1992. France.
Michael Agbabian, Erik Porter, Ken Jones, William Lorton and Derek Purcell arriving at a Cannes screening. May, 1992.