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My latest film!

Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 9:41pm

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Aculag

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Why hello, there! The last time we met in this way was nearly a year ago! The latest Dennis & Ronnie films movie does not contain any special effects care of FXHome products. This only means we had no scenes that would benefit from such effects. This is why I am not putting this movie in the cinema here, but instead posting a thread about it!

This was shot in December 2006, and only recently completed, because I take way too long trying to get things right. It features a cast of actors that most of you who have seen our films in the past will recognize right away. This was the first time we were all able to get together since December 2005, when we shot Slash Movie 3.

I don't want to talk too much about the movie, since I think it speaks for itself, mostly. So here it is:

Sapidity (~22mb)

Enjoy! Comment! Flame! Do whatever!
Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 10:40pm

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Running time? Description, however broad? Genre?
Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 10:41pm

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ahahahahhaa What the hell?

That was great. It had that vintage Dennis and Ronnie feel, but really this was pretty different than anything I've seen you produce before. It was random in a really unique way, and I loved how the pacing of the movie was constantly shifting gears.

Best part: Getting the wiring out of the wall by punching a hole in it.

I'm glad to see you making movies again.
Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 11:16pm

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ben3308 wrote:

Running time? Description, however broad? Genre?
Give me a break. If you're not going to watch it, don't say anything.
Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 11:27pm

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I downloaded it, and I am going to watch it, I'd just like to know what the hell I'm downloading.

EDIT: Watched alot of it. Good stuff. Timing on some "jokes" is a bit off, but otherwise pretty awesome. The animation reminded me of the telling of the story of Santa Claws in Aqua Teen.
Posted: Sun, 11th Mar 2007, 11:56pm

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Ahaha I second Waser's "what the hell."

I didn't quite get it...
Posted: Mon, 12th Mar 2007, 4:40am

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Hey, look!

That's my theatre's act curtain in the very beginning! wink
Posted: Mon, 12th Mar 2007, 4:06pm

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Also at the very end! It worked out super nice, thanks again for that!
Posted: Tue, 13th Mar 2007, 12:24am

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Aculag wrote:

Also at the very end! It worked out super nice, thanks again for that!
No problem!
Posted: Tue, 13th Mar 2007, 4:17pm

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No one else has anything to say about this? Is it really THAT out there? Heh. Oh well.
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 1:38am

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No, I've got a comment. That was peculiar. Almost Monty Python-esque in its bizarre thread of barely related sideshows. It was entertaining, but I'm not sure I, uh, get it. But nice Rosemary animation. I also liked the music and titles.
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 2:37am

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If you had to describe it to someone, what would you say?

I really want to know what people think about this, good or bad. Thanks for commenting, jmax.

Edit: Ben, I just noticed that you said "watched alot of it". You didn't watch the whole thing? If you didn't watch the credits, that's fine, but did you watch everything before the credits?
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 4:15am

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Only three words come to mind in attempting to describe this.





Really. Fucking. Good.
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 11:46am

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I'm going to watch this later.

I'm just letting you know. First I have to prepare though
Posted: Wed, 14th Mar 2007, 2:48pm

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er-no wrote:

I'm going to watch this later.

I'm just letting you know. First I have to prepare though
Preparation is everything. Take your time. smile

E: Also, Slurvian Films can you discuss a little more what you think was good about it? Or, what did you think was the best part/worst part? Gotta get that feedback, oh yeah.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 12:50am

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Aculag wrote:

er-no wrote:

I'm going to watch this later.

I'm just letting you know. First I have to prepare though
Preparation is everything. Take your time. smile

E: Also, Slurvian Films can you discuss a little more what you think was good about it? Or, what did you think was the best part/worst part? Gotta get that feedback, oh yeah.
I'm not one to analyze something good. If it sucks, I'll analyze it.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 1:32am

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I thought it was well made, it wasn’t the funniest thing in the world but it wasn’t completely retarded. You had good camera angles, and the editing was nice, good matched cuts, didn’t hold anything too long. Also as others had said the music and titles looked good. I would have to say good choices of texts.

I would give it a 4 in quality and a 3 in plot
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 1:58am

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I liked this for it's merits in camerawork, music and editing. I'm taking a guess as to the content being some sort of inside joke but none the less I still laughed at a few parts. (We've already got those you asshole.) Your humor reminds of me of an old fxhomer by the name of Cypher. smile Wish I could get the chance to work with you as I myself sometimes have a strange sense of humor and you've definitely got talent. Good stuff.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 2:01am

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King Rhymes wrote:

Your humor reminds of me of an old fxhomer by the name of Cypher. smile
Heh. Me and Cypher joined the same year. I guess that makes me an old fxhomer. smile

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Edit: You also joined that year!
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 2:06am

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As am I. I think more of the newer members would be remiss to not check out both of your guys early stuff.

BTW, What was that coke can contraption?
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 2:08am

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It's a hydro-electric turbine.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 2:57am

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Well, this isn't really my style but it did make me laugh in a few parts. The technical aspects were good for the most part but there was one thing that stuck out for me. I really found it awkard when you cut from the shot of the main characters eating at the table to closeups from the other side. It just really didn't work for me.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 2:58am

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Harvey wrote:

I really found it awkard when you cut from the shot of the main characters eating at the table to closeups from the other side. It just really didn't work for me.
Ah, that's a good note! I hadn't even realized it. Thanks for commenting! smile
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 3:04am

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I am not good at pointing out the good things (of which this had a lot).

One critique I have... the over-the-shoulder shots when the two characters are sitting at the table feel opposite to me. Like, it made it feel like the characters were jumping places back and forth between the O.T.S. shots and the profile shots that included both actors. Am I the only one who felt this?

That being said, I am really tired and would like to point out what I liked about this, but I can't really pinpoint it. But I will say, I did indeed enjoy this immensely.

I am just not quite sure why I enjoyed it. smile
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 6:07pm

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Damn good. Was great seeing your old gang back onscreen and with the usual enjoyable short. I'd love to see what you produce feature-length wise.

The pc I'm on isn't letting me watch quicktime without a white screen (I saw the movie a few days ago on a different computer), so I can't say critique too much. I recently saw a documentary with Micheal Kahn, the Indiana Jones editor, who was talking about cutting on instinct. I can't compare my editing to his but I do cut on instinct. And as mentioned there were some cuts at the table that didn't feel right.

Anyway, really good as usual and I can remember tons of things I enjoyed.
- the randomness, which made sense with the title.
- the door salesman. I wanted to see a gag where he came selling a gun, which was then used to shoot him. Oh well.
- your cameo as Rosemary, and the line one of the others said about his aunt's cooking...something like it needing more...in it.
- the can electric generator.

The only other negative was the text effects, they felt flat. The opening showed your ability and so the ones later on with the tv segments could have been more dynamic, animated and multicoloured and over the top/stylised like everything else.
Posted: Thu, 15th Mar 2007, 6:46pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

The only other negative was the text effects, they felt flat. The opening showed your ability and so the ones later on with the tv segments could have been more dynamic, animated and multicoloured and over the top/stylised like everything else.
Yeah, you're right! All the other ones I kinda threw together in a hurry, so if I end up submitting this to festivals, I'll probably go through and change all of them around and do an animated Cooking With Spices intro.

Thanks for the comments!
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 10:21pm

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I'm going to bump this one last time to see if anyone else has anything to say. smile
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 12:20am

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Aculag wrote:

Edit: Ben, I just noticed that you said "watched alot of it". You didn't watch the whole thing? If you didn't watch the credits, that's fine, but did you watch everything before the credits?
Collectively, I've now seen the whole thing, but what I meant was I had to stop it to go do something, then come back to it at a later point. Hence, "alot" of it, but perhaps not all, I dunno. By now, though, I've seen it through. Very funny, very esoteric. I dunno if a lot of people will like this, but for the most part, I did. The graphics, camerawork, editing, and sound were all very solid as well; as were acting and costuming.
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 12:44am

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Okay cool. Thanks for commenting!

Yeah, this is definitely the most "niche" film I've ever made. More than even Slash Movie 3, which I think takes multiple viewings to really sink in. Though, SM3 is more straight forward and less random wacky.

Sapidity has more subtle visual hints as to what's going on than anything I've done before, and I like doing things like that, but I agree with you that it's fairly esoteric, and I'm fine with that just as long as SOME people understand it, and think it's entertaining.
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 7:35pm

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Slurvian Films wrote:


I'm not one to analyze something good. If it sucks, I'll analyze it.
No offence, but that seems crazy to me confused

By all means analyze bad things to see why they're bad, but surely no-one's that good a filmmaker that they won't analyze something that's good to see why it's good?

On the other hand, if you were being ironic, good one.
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 8:56pm

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Watching this film reminded me of the time in high school when a teacher called on my freind and he yelled, "How dare you take my name in vain!"
Posted: Thu, 29th Mar 2007, 5:40am

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CurtinParloe wrote:

No offence, but that seems crazy to me confused
I took it to mean he just didn't have anything to say. You're right though, that's some backwards logic.

SlothPaladin, does that mean you thought the movie was funny? Or was that a traumatic experience for you? smile
Posted: Thu, 29th Mar 2007, 8:11am

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The recollection brought a smile to my face, that part was great. I was also kind of like what the hell, but it was funny, in a strange way. I liked it a lot more then Slash Movie 2 (only other film of yours I recall watching) but then that film was not really the kind of movie I enjoy anyway.