Finally finished the new short that has been in progress the past month. I'm quite happy with it. Hee Haw was a big influence for our pacing. I'm just going to post the teaser posters again so I don't have to take new screenshots. It's only up in .mov format for the time being, but other formats will soon follow. Enjoy!
I'm disappointed. I've mostly enjoyed what you've done in the past but I find your unwillingness to flesh anything out a bit of a letdown. If you really are defining your cinema with this then you are just stagnant and rehashing the same thing over and over. If, however, you are being repetitious in order to better yourselves and improve on your formula and technique then I welcome it and once again encourage you to push yourselves and make a feature.
the girl next to the deer is eerily similar to a scene in a script i wrote where a little boy practices his sax underneath hanging, skinned buck carcasses. seems you snagged it from the ether and birthed it into this material realm before i did. touche'.
i especially like the photo-negative shot of the fireworks. the ants were cool. how do you plan on extending your aesthetic into the feature realm? do you plan on making hour and a half/2 hour collages?
was that turtle in mashed potatoes and peas? grits and cereal? unsettling. the whole thing looked gorgeous and really got me inspired.
It's a turtle in mashed potatoes. The pea looking things are turtle food pellets.
I don't think a feature film with this type of collage would be watchable. 8 minutes is about the max for these. Anything over that becomes obnoxious and exhausting. I don't really have plans for a feature of any kind. There's not really a free year I want to spend making something that would never get me anything but 50 "i like it" remarks.
I really don't see why you guys don't try to make a feature film. Can't deal with narrative or what? You will never get any recognition for these shorts no matter how good they are. I say try your hands with a feature and see what happens...
"The best Bergman film I've seen is Offret, and the worst, Interiors. I like them both."