Getting Straight, 1970

Lane Community College in Eugene served as the location for this film about campus life and protests of the 60's. The new campus was in the final stages of construction at the time of production.  This allowed the film crew to easily simulate the occupation of offices and buildings by protestors without interfering with actual campus life.  Some pyrotechnic effects were used, including one that used black powder and petroleum that blackened an exterior wall and startled the cast and crew. The technician apologized for overdoing the effect, an understatement.  Many local people were involved, including a few hand picked for stunt work.