The Making of ‘The Rookie Plague’


Over the last year, Norwich University students went forward and filmed a short Zombie film. I’ve yet to see it online, but recently, Norwich University posted up a short ‘making of’ video about the filming process:

It takes a lot to bring the living dead to life.

Two communications students, with a small group of helpers, spent much of the spring 2012 semester and all of their free time shooting a 30-minute movie, “The Rookie Plague,” on Norwich University’s campus. While not a class project, the film required a big commitment by students and employees.

The project got off to a slow start in the previous semester, but after completing the necessary writing, permitting and planning, Director Paul Barnard and Assistant Director Ben Garmise turned to Norwich’s drama troupe, the Pegasus Players, and quickly had a healthy cast of actors, extras and technical assistants to make the movie work.

Norwich helped out by allowing them to shoot in the buildings and grounds on afternoons and weekends. After a marathon editing effort just before the spring 2012 exam week, “The Rookie Plague” debuted in front of an enthusiastic crowd of NU students.

3 thoughts on “The Making of ‘The Rookie Plague’

  1. Sorry to say, but The Rookie Plague won’t be posted online. It is for sale online, at Norwich’s Bookstore, and there will be another showing in Northfield in September.

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