on the other side of the edge: Is this too corny?
Posted 28 November 2005 - 04:18 AM
Sometimes I love it because it is unpretentious filmmaking for kids like I talk to my kids and pick up their curiosity to wake understanding, while explaining simple processes.
Then I doubt: will anyone still want to see that? Is the relevance too hidden? is it in too small of a niche? who will have the patience?
What do you think? http://www.vinestree.../trailer_rm.htm for windows real player
or quicktime: http://www.vinestree...trailer_mov.htm
or more info on http://www.vinestreetworks.com/
these are highly compressed to save you time but are they visible enough to get an idea?
Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:28 AM
- A more traditional style of credits would work better for me. I especially didn't like the ":" bit.
- Images were way too fast and, I felt, out of sync for my palette (I felt bombarded with credits, fast pics, fast music *and* having to learn something about wood, buckets...) A contrast between these elements would have been better.
- You wrote: "like the ones I loved to see when I was 14" ...all very well, but would this appeal to kids now?
- And after all that you ask us "now we shape the (inaudible) for the bucket....mmmmm....what bucket...? Where's the build up to the bucket? And how come we are suddenly making one.. and why? aren't you gonna introduce all those nice folks first? How about you do a "thorowly" good intro instead?
- There is some dialogue...can't quite make it out with all that darn fiddlin' goin' on....
- Then....you throw a bucket of cold water over the boy? One shudders! That didn't work for me as 'he didn't deserve it'. If he had 'been cheeky' throughout, it would have worked. But it felt unjustified. So in other words, there was no build up or reason for that.
- Lastly, "unpretentious filmmaking" Vs "pick up their curiosity to wake understanding, while explaining simple processes" (sounds like a psychologist) = sounds like a conflict of intentions.
The shots themselves were fine as was the idea, but I would say that it need slowing down and editing again with less and a more sensitive use of the music.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:55 AM
Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:07 AM