Mal and Al. I like it.
Mal and Al. I like it.
Worked for me. The acting was good and natural, they were talking not emoting. Good luck!
+1 and it sounds good too. Well done, Mark.
The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
How's it coming Mark? Any idea on when it'll be finished? I'm insanely curious to see what you've got cooked up.
It's going pretty slow, honestly. My classes are giving me a hard time, and I'm way behind on my MBA thesis lol. But I've got about one third of TIMER edited.
Semester is coming to an end in less than a month, and my thesis is due at the end of next week. I've come to realize that making TIMER at this point in time was not the best idea. I've got way too much to be more worries about, mainly what I'm going to be doing once I graduate. I'll be moving back home in 4 weeks, and I've been unsuccessful finding a nice internship or job to stick with so I can get my own place. TIMER has taken the very back seat, and I've figured out that this was too soon. After a shitload of thinking, I've come to a conclusion: I'm going to re-do TIMER. Once I gain more experience at how making a movie actually works, I'll do it over again. Do it right.
I've spoken with the actors, and they really didn't care, which was a relief. They had fun, so that's all that mattered to me in the first place. I've still got all this footage from the shoot, and there are too many holes within the story that would make this an incomplete film anyway. So while I've got some sweet segments, it's just not complete. If I was to edit together this footage, there would be gaps that would distract people to the point where the film is disorienting.
That doesn't mean I'll stop uploading vids from the shoot though. I think there are some nice spots that I can still play with. I tried to achieve a look, and I believe I achieved that at least. I wanted to tell a story, and I know I'm onto something in that category as well. It's just too soon. But anyway, I do feel a bit of disappointment in myself for not being as organized as I should have been, though ehh I think I did ok for a guy that was doing literally everything besides acting in the movie.
That aside, here is something that I had fun tweaking. Here's a small portion of TIMER that was my favorite part
I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'm disappointed we'll have to wait to see the full of this. I thought that clip was pretty badass.
Thanks, guys. I don't know when I'll edit the entire thing, but it'll happen sooner or later.
PS. I saw this and was like... PISS!!! Looper... Timer... time travel... son of a...
Iím writing this review for the sake of one man named Parker Stanfield. Itís been a long, rocky, and often hilarious journey up until this moment hasnít it?
Weíve shared tears out of sadness, anger, and hilarity, but nowÖ itís time. This is my At the Zoo review.
To be honest, I began writing this several days ago, but decided to scrap everything and start over from scratch. And thatís happened about 3 times now.
It took me quite a while to figure out where to start, but I figured I would begin by saying that ATZ is not a good film by any stretch of the imagination.
You clearly took upon this task even though you have no idea what youíre doing. You donít. You donít even know how to use your HV40 properly, and
you also have no idea how to maintain your footage. I donít care if you canít afford a Diet Coke from Burger King, you neverÖ NEVER EVERÖ delete your
footage. You keep it with you forever, you hold onto it tight, and you never let it go. Only Parker knows what Iím talking about right now, so I wonít go
into any fine details about that.
This was going to be a 100 page review, but in this moment I barely have the power and mental capacity to be blunt. There are things about ATZ that
range from audio problems, to editing flaws, all the way up to story structure.
Letís begin with the audio problems, and have no fear Ė Iím not going to address its horrendousness, because weíve all been down this road many times
before. The audio is BAD and you know itís BAD, so letís leave it at that. When I refer to audio problems, I mean the dialogue synchronization is off. WAY
off. There were far too many times to count where an actorís voice would be talking well before their mouths started moving. There are moments where
it seemed like the audio was either a full second too soon or too late. It was sloppily done, bud.
Now, letís move onto the editing flaws. There are many, and theyíre very distracting. Your final cut looks like a first draft.
NowÖ onto the story. And this is where I believe is where the meat resides within this review. Parker, I have no idea what the heck this was about. I donít.
Yeah, Richard Cory goes on a killing spree because heís depressed about his girlfriend killing herself. But other than that, there is no conceivable way to follow
this. This isnít a movie that follows some kind of arc or some sort of new-age structure of plot. Because this isnít a movie, itís an hour long video. The entire
thing is a string of shots that have no flow whatsoever, all comprising of somebody standing in front of the camera saying a line. Somebody says a line, CUT,
somebody else says a line, CUT, so on and so forth. Thereís absolutely zero cinematography; each scene has camera positioning that any novice could come
up with within the span of 2 seconds.
Also, these characters you were supposed to introduce us to have nothing going for them. I have no idea who these people are; theyíre just there. Not
only that, they do things which are just Ė odd. Like for instance in the beginning, Richard wakes up, talks with his gf, leaves the house, talks with that kid
outside, then goes back inside, and his gf is dead! Itís like Ė why did he just leave the house, then walk back inside? Iím positive that Iím missing something,
because youíll have to fill me inÖ but thatís my point. You shouldnít HAVE to fill me in!
I could keep going, but I donít want to have to make a Phantom Menace review video that lasts more than an hour, so here is my verdict: At the Zoo gets
a 1 out of 10. And why does this get a 1 and not a 0? Because I know how hard it is to make a movie. I should know. I tried myself 2 months ago with
TIMER, and Iím not even sure if I succeeded yet myself. Movies are hard to make, people. So Parkerís dedication deserves our respect alone.
With that said, I cannot express how much I pity anybody that spends any sort of cash on this thing, because I canít imagine anybody watching this and
feeling anything but sheer stupidity. Parker, I donít understand how you expected this to make film festivals. If you were present during a screening of this,
you would get mobbed, dude.
Iíve already acknowledged your dedication and passion in the past, but thatís what I feel is your own downfall with ATZ. You, and you alone, understand
the story behind this film. Youíve concocted something from your brain, and youíve managed to put it onto my computer screen, but that still doesnít mean
ATZ is anything short of an incoherent waste of time. And donít anyone dare claim that I donít ďget itĒ because there was nothing TO get.
Long story short, ATZ sucked, but that doesnít mean you should stop doing what you love. Just make sure you get a clue next time. Take care.
Last edited by mark84j; 2012 May 20th at 18:15.