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#1 David Rakoczy

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:24 PM

This is a great one shot, long form Spot!

Johnnie Walker

I am just starting the P90X Workout System so I won't be hanging with Johnnie for 90 days... gonna miss 'em.
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#2 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:17 AM

This is a great one shot, long form Spot!

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I am just the P90X Workout System so I won't be hanging with Johnnie for 90 days... gonna miss 'em.


Too bad for you!!! :D What impressed the Hell out of me was the acting. To have that much concentration and hit your marks so perfectly is amazing. I'm really good at hitting marks but this was something different. That guy's good. :)
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#3 Keneu Luca

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:17 AM

That was probably the best advertisement I've ever seen in my life. And for so many reasons.

Yes, I agree, excellent acting. Great humor and authority and confidence.

The story told was entertaining and engaging. I hope it's all true.

Great location. Great concept "walking".

Great music.

I imagine Carlyle first did the walk and monologue several times and they set markers on where he would normally hit certain topics. And then set the props there.

Edited by Keneu Luca, 07 January 2010 - 02:18 AM.

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#4 Keneu Luca

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:15 PM

Im really surprised this hasn't had more of an impression on this forum.

I've watched this several times already.
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#5 David Rakoczy

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:59 AM

Me too Keneu. Maybe it's because they made it look so easy. The performance, steadi-cam, audio and grade make it seem effortless.
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#6 Serge Teulon

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

I'm sorry guys but I don't think of it in the same light as you do.
It is a good piece with great acting but its not amazing.....I see it as a job well done by professionals.
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#7 Keneu Luca

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

I'm sorry guys but I don't think of it in the same light as you do.
It is a good piece with great acting but its not amazing.....I see it as a job well done by professionals.


Well yeah. I dont expect it to appeal as strong to everyone. Like with any other project.
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#8 David Rakoczy

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 07:27 AM

I did not think it was 'amazing'.... I was just commenting on how 'effortless' it looked...

I stand by the statement that it is a great one shot, long form Spot... and difficult to pull off in every way.
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#9 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 02:29 PM

Well done spot. There are few actors I can think of with the sure handedness of Robert Carlyle, whose performances are always amazing to watch. Al Pacino is one of the few other actors who I think rivals him in intensity and panache, if more over the top acting-wise.

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#10 Serge Teulon

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:43 PM

Guys,

I wasn't pooping your comments. Just adding my thoughts.

David - How do you fare it with McGarvey's one-long-shot in Atonement?

Saul -I completely agree. Carlyle is one of those guys.
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#11 David Rakoczy

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:43 PM

Hi Serge,

I did not take it that way at all. :) I just didn't want anyone to think I thought it was so fantastic! Certainly there are far more 'spectacular' spots/ shots out there. I just marvel at how smooth our work (can be) on screen... versus the often awkward and difficult mechanics we have to deal with, including Talent, to get a single shot... and when it all comes together it is seamless. Magical.

We all know how they are made, We make them. But they still have power over us.... to move us.
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#12 Serge Teulon

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

.....I just marvel at how smooth our work (can be) on screen... versus the often awkward and difficult mechanics we have to deal with, including Talent, to get a single shot... and when it all comes together it is seamless. Magical.

We all know how they are made, We make them. But they still have power over us.... to move us.


Hey David,

Indeed!

You're right, that is something to never take for granted.

I reviewed the post and in hindsight I was directing my thoughts towards the comments from the guy in the link you provided.

But hey, that is the kind of response we all work really hard to generate.

Cheers
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#13 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:53 PM

A little interview http://www.shots.net...atype=1&id=9071
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#14 David Rakoczy

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:41 PM

Case in point... looks a lot easier than it actually is... naturally. Several day shoot and used the last take... take 40 of a 6 1/2 minute one-taker.

Thanks Xavier!
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