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Nick Wolfert and Levi Heinrichs prep for a morning shoot on Newberg Drive in Keizer. The duo and an ever-growing group of friends and acquaintences are making a short film this summer, set to premiere in September. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Nick Wolfert and Levi Heinrichs prep for a morning shoot on Newberg Drive in Keizer. The duo and an ever-growing group of friends and acquaintences are making a short film this summer, set to premiere in September. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes 

All they want is a shot of the car pulling away.

It seems like such a small thing to ask, but as more than half a dozen cars roll past with a mixture of nods, waves and intense staring at Levi Heinrichs holding a boom mic over the unfolding scene and Nick Wolfert operating a Canon D-SLR on a home-built shoulder-mount, it’s starting to feel like a tall order.

“We used to just point and shoot, but now I’m comfortable enough that I can play with how it looks,” said Wolfert, director. “Now, we can talk about how we want a certain scene to look, some are fluid and others are more shaky and intense.”

While some students would sit and whittle away the summer days playing video games or slumped in front of the television, Wolfert and a group of friends, who dub themselves The Pathetic 7, are making a film: The Adventure Movie.

“It’s about a big group of friends and one is a workaholic. They’re trying to get him to be less of one. They get kidnapped by a LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing) group, they get involved in a video game tournament and do yard work for a creepy girl who sprays them with a hose,” said Hunter Bomar, one of the leads.


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