Oh sure. Now everyone thinks they're a critic!Originally Posted by John_Hudson
Green screen? What's a green screen?
Oh, and the first person to tell me where I filmed the boats gets a big piece of ... satisfaction (and it's really not that hard a question).
Seriously though, John, the line was actually: "Aside from the cheap, tarty red dress that clung to her surgically-enhanced curves like a lowered Ferrari with bald tires on the Pacific Coast Highway on a rainy day.". And that's only important to me because (a) I wrote it; and (b) my VO actress extraordinaire must have run out of breath the first seventeen takes on that line. MAN! Do we have fodder for out-takes!
And on your "serious note" on the VO's, the best part about that was that they were recorded by my actress in LA - without ANY involvement by me! I sent her the script, she recorded and e-mailed me multiple takes (and I can still barely listen to many of those - they totally kill me) and I picked the ones I wanted, used a little crappy little Roxio audio editor to tune them up a little and plopped them into Vegas. So I figure the less I actually contribute to a piece, the better it gets!
Thanks John. Glad it brought a smile.
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06-05-2006 01:16 PMGod: Every time I try to talk to someone it's "sorry this" and "forgive me that" and "I'm not worthy"... (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975)
06-05-2006 01:22 PM
Aside from the cheap, tarty red dress that clung to her surgically-enhanced curves like a lowered Ferrari with bald tires on the Pacific Coast Highway on a rainy day
Yes ! Of course.
There were so many lines I couldnt keep up. She did great. It's funny. At first, when I saw homegirl in the woody area, I though immediately of the zombiefest entry and was like 'He likes chick's alone on th wood's'
06-05-2006 01:59 PM
Man that was some funny funny shizzle.
They say great paraody is very close to the thing its riffing on, and the beginning of your film creeped me out.
I was like OH NO .... either
A) this is the beginning of the dreaded S I M I L O clones that were phophecied (is that a word?) after that auspicious films debut "I loved his movie so much I made one just like it!"
B) you were too gay to think people wouldn't notice you were totally ripping Maccy G off.
C) you were making a Maccy G fan boy film
All of the above possibillities filled me with a cold wet icky feeling ...
and then ( right at the moment you intended I imagine ) "gobi desert ... just after dinner" I figured out what you were up to you sly bastard you.
I slapped my desk and stomped in pure guffawing delight several times in this thing.
Like John said -- so many good -- make thath great lines, it was hard to keep up man. Personal favs include (forgive me for paraphrasing) "I knew there were somethings you could never do ... like turn your head without the assistance of your hand"
her delivery really made it work as well, completely, totally dry ... spot on! Just stay in character and let the line do the work - excellent.
My big ding is on the quality of the sound as John so diplomatically pointed out.
Were you just rushed? Hopefully you will redo for the DVD - I wanna watch this again with that element up to par with the rest. Such a shame with her excellent vocal work. How bout a little foam on that mic, a little D esser and d popper filter in your NLE, a little compression.
I worked with an audio sweetener for the fist time on my project, if rerecording is not an option, then lets get him that track to celan up for the DVD.
aside from the audio ding ...
Excellent work and kept me entertained and was ballsy and funny.
You really get parody -- play it as straight as possible and let the setups and lines do the work -- nice. I wanna see more comic work like this from you for purely selfish reasons
Last edited by Jack Daniel Stanley; 06-05-2006 at 02:04 PM.
06-05-2006 02:06 PM
"I knew there were somethings you could never do ... like turn your head without the assistance of your hand"
I was rolling on this one. And then you see his hand. Awesome.
I liked the V.O. narration. It sounded polished !
06-05-2006 02:23 PM
LOL genius man.
I started watching it and I was saying to myself "WTF this guy ripped off similo", then I realized you were making fun of it and it totally rocked my world.
Loved it. The pillow fight scene had me rolling. haha As said before, one of the most important criterea is "was it entertaining" and you definitely achieved that. Excellent work man.
06-05-2006 02:26 PMOriginally Posted by John_Hudson
A++ on the perfomance
but on my studio speakers and her syballent "S"es were taking my head off and there were a couple of "hurmph" breaths and thumps into the mic, and I assumed that it was EQued so much to get the breathes and pops out that theat the 5k range (which can give a lot of clarity) was super cranked to the point of making the voice sound tinny and the consanents overly aspirate.
I thought you were being sarcastic, about the mic techniques, lol. Maybe I'm on crack -- but I don't want to dwell on it further, because its not the the thing that stands out about the film to me ... just the only criticism I had with it.
So lets move on from that moment ... that is if "one moment or experience" can ever "be forgotten ... or does it allways lurk in the shadows like slatherin rabbid dog ... ... waiting for a taxi." hehe -- another brilliant line.
Last edited by Jack Daniel Stanley; 06-05-2006 at 02:46 PM.
06-05-2006 02:32 PM
That movie was very funny I loved it. The voice over screamed 3-4 k, pull that out for the dvd version or like jds said deess it. boost more at 10k and less in the high mids.
06-05-2006 02:54 PM
HAHA...I loved it!
Thanks for making my day.Richard Valar Clark
06-05-2006 03:15 PM
You are amazing! Funny! Witty! Utterly random! Loved it!