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A Tribute To Waser

Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 12:05pm

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This is a tribute to someone who's been a true comedy inspiration to me.

I give you Lars Fremmerlig on drums, Bjørnar Carlsen on guitar and me on piano! Playing... That song from Monkey Island 2!
(a.k.a that song from The Wacky Three in "The Spooooky Ghost Visitor")

... Thanks to Rogolo for hosting.


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Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 12:17pm

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Klut...That was funny. Liked the music and it was just like the monkey islands music wink. Nice to see you did it as a tribute to Waser and noone knew who he was smile.

Well congratulations buddy wink

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Posted: Thu, 31st May 2007, 5:48pm

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Great stuff! I just love the way Lars plays the drums razz very monkey island'ish. Plus, it's a great song too, I must have listened to it hundreds of times before. smile
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 5:15am

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Good Stuff! I enjoyed it.
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 5:33am

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Despite probably being entertaining to the people there, I didn't like this at all. I think the embarrassment/strangeness of mentioning Waser is funny, but short of that you've got nothing more than a substandard recording of a very easy-to-play song.

This is great YouTube fare, no doubt, but for the FXHome cinema it's little more than just a quick webcam-style video with little thought to anything technical. I get what you're trying to do, I'd just appreciate it more with maybe three different camera angles that could be cut to intermittently. Because, as it is now, there's nothing really of interest here.

Sorry, better luck next time. Dumpet was considerably better.

1/5.
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 6:16am

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As a fan of Monkey Island, this touched me.

As a fan of Klut's work, this moved me.

As a human being, this brought a tear to my eye.

I don't know what so say. Other than I am excited that a group of teenagers in Norway now know my name.

God bless you Klut.
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 6:47am

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Hahah, great stuff!

I enjoyed this on an appreciative level, of both yours and wasers previous movies. I think the ultimate thing would be your's and waser movies mixed together in a music video fashion!

I wonder when waser will release a new movie, I havent laughed in ages!

Sort it out waser
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 7:30am

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I'm sorry, but I can't just let this go. I have to hit this with painful, honest truth, and I hate myself for doing, but:

This is god god god awful.

My justification? Regardless of an "inside joke" or tribute to Waser (who yes, is an inspiring and funny guy), this video is missing ALL facets of a movie that make it judgable. Really, honestly, I see no direction, no point, no entertainment-value, and no technical or creative motivation behind this, which leaves me with the feeling of "look at me! I'm popular on FXHome because I do tribute songs!". This is an unsettling feeling.

Monkey Island is a funny, somewhat inside joke amongst the FXHome crew, but a video that is poorly performed and poorly shot/executed is not only misrepresentative of your actual talent, but just plain embarrassing to watch. Aside from my feeling, I also get the 'WHAT IS THAT CRAZY-HAIRED CRAZY KID DOING?' impression from the audience, which instead of seeming funny came off more as 'weirdooooo!' to me, making it even more embarrassing to watch.

Certainly, I don't personally think this, but it was awkward to watch because of it.

While I'm sure that was not your intent, I still see absolutely no reason to put this up in the cinema.

Perhaps this isn't meant to be taken or voted on as a movie, but as Arktic said to a fellow filmmaker chase, about one of my own works that, in retrospect, was better left off and was vote-massacred:

Arktic wrote:

not all of our stuff at atomic is meant to be critiqued
Then not all of it is worthy of posting, surely?
And as you said yourself, I find myself repeating:

Klut wrote:

Yes, it's stupid. But it's not stupid/funny enough razz
It really is great if you had fun making it, but horrible one-angle technicals aside, it's only worsened by what to me looks like a lack of care in what the end-all video looked like.

I know you're a fun guy, Klut, and I can respect you for that. In all seriousness, I get a lot of the stuff you do and why you do it, and by no means was this offensive or any way, but it was also entirely and utterly pointless. I know we've had our grudges in the past and I haven't always been too kindly to your movies, but I want you to know that, in my opinion, this specifically showed me absolutely nothing- not entertainment or dedication or really even humor- and for that I am forced to give out one of my only 0s on a movie. I've now tried to leave justification and hope you understand.

I really hate to do it, but I feel compelled to. I'm sorry, man.
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 8:01am

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Well....That was.....(I skipped through it)



Not really sure how this pertains to Fxhome...
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 10:08am

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Heh, I found this hilarious. The "Who the hell is this Waser guy?" part especially. And needless to say, a monkey Island song is always a good thing.


Though rating wise, I have to - dare I say it - agree with ben and atom. If this was on youtube or simply in the forums, I'd have no problem. But as an actual fxhome cinema submission... hmmm.... I can't see how on earth I'm supposed to rate this... crazy
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 10:46am

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Ben, this song wasn't too easy to play, really. Not at all was it easy to learn as I had no notes or anything. I had to practice for hours to get this right. Some difficult chord-jumps too. And the fact that I had to learn it only by using my ears. It also had some hard guitar-chords, but it was very fun to play though.

Atom wrote:

Aside from my feeling, I also get the 'WHAT IS THAT CRAZY-HAIRED CRAZY KID DOING?' impression from the audience, which instead of seeming funny came off more as 'weirdooooo!' to me, making it even more embarrassing to watch.
The audience seemed pretty dry at the moment, but this was one of the last numbers and it was very early in the morning... But I did manage to get that song stuck on each and every brain, and people are still whistling it. (Oh, and some people were very curious and just had to figure out who waser was)

I wouldn't give this anything higher then a 1 myself. I wanted to film from more angels, but I only have one camera, and nobody else in my class had their own video camera. (which is lame, cause I always have to be the one who films) But still, this isn't meant to be good. This is just meant to be kind of funny, and it was a pretty good live performance.

The reason I posted it in the cinema, was because us three performing did it as a tribute to waser. And also because fxhome was the right audience, as most of us have seen The Happy Three...

And no, I don't mind getting bad ratings and coments. I did this for fun, and I still think it was pretty funny. If you don't agree; fine, whatever...
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 12:22pm

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I think I should have read the posts before rating it, couse I rated from my heart, xD.. Thought of this as a funny music session, didnt think about the FXhome theme for films fhingy.. Anyway.. I had fun watching it.. - Who the hell are Waser guy - HAHA xD
Keep up the good work Sindre^^
Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 1:41pm

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Posted: Fri, 1st Jun 2007, 1:48pm

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RebornProductions wrote:

As for the video It wont let me watch it just comes up with a bunch of question marks and letters.
Try to save the file.
Make sure you have divx codec.
www.divx.com
unless you try the quicktime version...
Posted: Mon, 4th Jun 2007, 10:25pm

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I generally find all of Kluts stuff hilarious, but i'm puzzled as to what was even supposed to be funny here. Not to sound harsh, but it didn't look like you were even going for humor.

Basically, it was a band playing a very repetative song with the drummer doing some weird dances or somthing. I couldn't hear the guitar, and there was no singing or words. It was rather boring, I couldn't even finish it.

I agree, this would have been better posted in the forums, not the cinema.
Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 3:36am

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SGB wrote:


Basically, it was a band playing a very repetative song
I think I just heard Michael Land have a heart attack. And if he dies before I can get him to score one of my movies, there'll be hell to pay.
Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 8:56am

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SGB wrote:

I generally find all of Kluts stuff hilarious, but i'm puzzled as to what was even supposed to be funny here. Not to sound harsh, but it didn't look like you were even going for humor.

Basically, it was a band playing a very repetative song with the drummer doing some weird dances or somthing. I couldn't hear the guitar, and there was no singing or words. It was rather boring, I couldn't even finish it.
You've never played The Secret of Monkey Island, have you?
Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 12:07pm

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Tarn wrote:

SGB wrote:

I generally find all of Kluts stuff hilarious, but i'm puzzled as to what was even supposed to be funny here. Not to sound harsh, but it didn't look like you were even going for humor.

Basically, it was a band playing a very repetative song with the drummer doing some weird dances or somthing. I couldn't hear the guitar, and there was no singing or words. It was rather boring, I couldn't even finish it.
You've never played The Secret of Monkey Island, have you?
No, I've never heard of it. But regardless, the song doesn't really go anywhere, and hearing it being played with no variation or anything is rather boring. Maybe if I'd played it I'd feel differently.
Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 12:48pm

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SGB wrote:


... the song doesn't really go anywhere, and hearing it being played with no variation or anything is rather boring.
You should never alter a classic.

SGB, play monkey island. It rules
Posted: Tue, 5th Jun 2007, 1:19pm

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I have to say, everyone who were there are music students or teachers at my school, not one single person thought it was boring, people are still asking for the url, and only 5 of us have actually played Monkey Island 2...
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 12:36pm

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As a Monkey Island fan, I'd just like to say... This is Awesome! I'm currently trying to learn the Theme on guitar and piano. It's hard though...

JackPot wrote:

SGB, play monkey island. It rules
Sorry to go off-topic, but while we are on the subject. Does anyone know where to optain the first 2 Monkey Island games for PC. Besides Ebay...