Hurley hoodies around a Nissan. Definitely not frat, in any way. At least not like any in the certain 'culture' of southern colleges usually used as the stereotype.
Idiocy I understand, but that's idiocy for the sake and perpetuated by idiocy. It's doesn't take Amy certain group, clan, or credo of people- or frat for that matter- to create that. And on that note, I definitely agree with Sollthar.
But that's not this, and this isn't that. And so on and so on.
Lotta back-patting and +1ing eachother in agreement, but very little about our work here, the execution, or the content- save the use of the phrase 'I don't like the content'.
Now I'm all for lengthy tangental discussion- but this is a job that we will have ongoing, enjoy doing, work with nice, talented people on- and represents to our friends and classmates alike an opportunity to come together in creating or starring in something.
If you're not going to support that, that's fine. But don't lambast the culture that we have ties to and are building a career through- even in satire- just because it's something you either don't directly agree with or (in most likely cases) understand.
We are the furthest thing from elitist, or to be more specific privileged
- we have no money, no trust fund, we work our way through college and our fraternity expenses, and it's often difficult for people to understand why we do it- or why we're attuned to representing/championing it on camera. Or in some cases, from the opposite perspective, why we're satirizing something we really enjoy.
But the truth of it is- we get
it. We get the culture, we enjoy it, and are actively a part of it for all the right reasons and see all the good things come out of that- and do so without ever having to be douchey or elitist or anything like that whatsoever. And I know for most, that's hard to understand.
But there's soething very special and genuine about my life in college, and a large part of that for me has been being in a fraternity. Its strengthened my filmmaking, my character, and my pursuit of career- and that is why we're both happy to take a stab at- and enjoy continually working for- painting an imaginatively exaggerated version of that for comedic purposes.
Hopefully, that makes sense. And doesn't sound too
I've always been an extrovert, always sociable, and always conversed with others- and fraternity life in college just feels like another extension of that to me. Not for connections of my father or crazy parties or anything- but another cool outlet to explore and understand, and through that draw deeper and better experiences to use as an artist.
And hey, look- The Brocial Network is our most successful project. It was purely a labor of love. And it's gotten us all the opportunities and connections we could ever ask for currently. And that's awesome, but also a product of both understanding, appreciating, and knowingly satirizing that culture.
It may not be exactly what I saw us doing and getting into, or pictured as the path to my own celebrity. But hey, that's life. And I'm perfectly gracious for the opportunities such culture has helped offered me, and excited and enthusiastic about getting jobs that are both tons of fun and offer great practice to technical craft and production design.
I've got nothing to resent in that regard, and I don't think anyone else who hasn't experienced anything but watching a college movie shouldn't either.
I understand the apprehension and hesitance here, and hey- you don't have to like our videos for TFM, no- but let me have my moment. Pleas.