Back in 2001 there was reality show called Project Greenlight. The idea was they held a contest for would-be filmmakers. The winner got to actually make a full-length motion picture. The show was a behind-the-scenes look at the contest and, later, the production.
The best part of the whole thing, by far, was the initial contest. They had a very short screenplay, maybe just a single page. Two characters and their dialog. If you wanted to enter the contest, you had to make a short film from that one-page screenplay. I.e., every single contestant made a brief short film based on the exact same screenplay. The results were all over the place, and differences were fascinating.
That's what I like about Noper's return here. Same premise: Greg's army (denoted by a G) on the left, Noper's (with an N) on the right, preparing to face on in battle, with a skeletal Indian chief in the middle, over a pyramid.
The same exact thing. Very very different.
Worth noting, perhaps: in both Hubacek's serve and this return from Noper, they pit each other (or at least each others' armies) as equally matched.
Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by John Gruber.
There are two matches going on simultaneously today. Make sure to check in on the other one too which features Mark Weaver playing Mig Reyes.
Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion.
Thanks to all the players, commentators and fans who made Season Three of Layer Tennis a big success. And thanks to the crew at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and all the folks at Adobe Creative Suite for making it possible. Watch this space (or sign up for Season Tickets or follow us on Twitter) for news about some special exhibition matches being planned and about Season 4.
Cast your votes on The Championship Match. Both Finalists will receive invitations to play in the post-season tournament for Season Four.
Here's how the voting works. Decide who you'd like to declare as winner and then simply tweet their first name following a hash mark. Either #mig or #noper and, this is important, also include #lyt in that tweet. We'll leave the voting open all weekend and announce our Season Three Champion on Monday.
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