Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nothing Will Escape the Internets' Insatiable Appetite

Due to an earnest belief that it's best to be the one to expose such things yourself, I'll point out (with a fair bit of embarrassment, but perhaps not too much) that someone has posted a short film I made while studying at SVA on YouTube. It was my first and only attempt at writing, directing, and producing, and the production values are simply shameful, but what the hell... feel free to critique (this is why I became a dealer instead):

Labels: Film, personal notes


Blogger zipthwung said...

I've seen worse - there are many student films that club you over the head with a message (life has larger meaning) or worse (life has a punchline).

THe camera move in the beginning is used in "That Seventies Show" as a retro nod type thing:

herewhere did you "steal" it from?

Max Fleischer, Ray Harryhause, Quay Brothers, Jan Švankmajer, Chuckie, Pigmalion, The Golem of Prague - I could go on.

But maybe?....

Electric Dreams

5/14/2009 02:47:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Nice referents, Zip. Never saw Electric Dreams, but the notion of computers being surrogates for real people (and not necessarily pro-human) was everywhere in 1994, so it was hardly an original idea.

The opening segment (four faces) was actually part of another film I tried to make but which was destroyed in processing (except for that one short segment). Too bad, actually. It was much better than the one that's left, IMO.

5/14/2009 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger joy said...

It's so... Wall-E!

5/14/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous coyle said...

wow! can we expect a sequel this summer??

5/14/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous A.K. said...

Very Hans Christian Andersen (The Steadfast Tin Soldier). I was rooting for Woody, and am happy that you left the door open for him to try again. Please consider a sequel. Digital and Analogue get married and live happily ever after. Or go down in flames.

5/15/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger zipthwung said...


5/15/2009 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger kalm james said...

“Woody”, a touching romantic comedy with a twist. Though paying homage to its film noir setting and alluding to classic’s from the silent era, “Woody” transcends these genres with its gutsy little tale of longing and unrequited love. The casting is inspired, the musical score enchanting, but the true discovery of this celluloid classic is the main character, a tough but believable actor whose portrail of tragedy and fulfillment puts Brad Pitt to shame. So stirring and enthralling is “Woody” that it gave me a woody. See if you don’t agree, don’t miss “Woody”, a Four Faces Production, coming to a computer screen near you.

5/19/2009 06:25:00 PM  

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