Amateur videographer, video editor, photographer and musician.
Interesting clips, well acted and captured/edited. Reminds me of Stanley Kubrick in many ways. These seem like clips to be incorporated into a story, with dialogue. Standing alone they are a collection of interesting fragments.
Didn't make sense to me at all. And the author's clip after "Picasso-ing it up" was hand held and shaky. Not something I could watch.
Didn't see any controls on the built in video player so I downloaded the two segments to let me pause and replay some of the parts. An excellent presentation that seemed to promote the idea that anything higher than HD resolution is wasted because it can't be seen. On the other hand, for the pixel peepers with the money, Part 2 was almost a commercial for the Alexa65 which just blew every other film and digital camera away, regardless of MP count.
Agreed. I do it for the fun of doing it, the creative challenge. I post my videos on youtube. If I get 30 views or 5,000 it's the same to me. I don't monetize or want to make any money on them. It's a hobby and in the true sense of the word I'm an amateur, one who does the work for the love of doing it.
Thanks a million for the tip at the end of your video on using the spectral view and healing brush tool in Audition for removing unwanted noise (static, breath noises, mic hits, street sounds, etc.). I have used the healing brush tool in photoshop to remove dust artifacts from pictures, but didn't know the same tool was available in audition for audio.
Wow, everything the main charachter did or said in this short was so awkward, it was embarrasing to watch. Could anyone actually be that clueless in real life? If this is reality, it's not a reality that I recognize or would want to witness.
In 1970 I spent a couple of weeks in Guadalajara on a vacation after I graduated from college. My total budget was $80 including transportation from LA to Guadalajara by bus and train. At a coffee bar, I met 4 vacationing young female school teachers from Chihuahua and 3 local men who had met the girls the night before. I became the fourth man in the group and hung out with them for the remainder of my vacation. It was the best vacation of my life.
Conditions in Guadalajara at the time were similar to what was shown in this short. At 22 pesos to the dollar, a nice hotel room was $4 a night, a steak dinner with beers was a dollar, and a fresh hero sandwich from a street vendor was 8 cents.
I only knew a few words of Spanish but was able to fit in and have a great time eating and drinking and driving around the countryside to places like the waterfall at Lake Chapala about 25 miles south of the city, in the two cars belonging to the local men.
What would have made a much better short was if the main character had accepted the lady's hospitality and had a great party at her house before leaving, experiencing local life, and redeeming his awkward, up tight actions of the previous night. If he was worried about her paying for it, he could have left her with a hundred dollars as a gift from his mother.
In Guadalajara, there was a Woolworths, and American tourists would have a crappy Woolworth's lunch there, paying US prices for food, about 10x what local restaurants provided at 1/10 the cost. People who don't want to get immersed in local cultures come off as "Ugly Americans" and this seems to be exactly what was portrayed.