V48 Seconds – Pulp Fiction

Last one. Promise. Please note this one was done all by myself, rushed and most importantly is NOT a Christopher Walken impersonation. I suck way too much to have even tried that.

V48 Seconds – The Deer Hunter

Okay, this hurts me more than it hurts you. After this, there’ll be one last scene to upload and then I’ll stop. Promise.

V48 Seconds – Heat

More 48 Seconds retardation for you, this time the classic scene from Michael Mann’s Heat as played by the classic Sasha Nixon…

V 48 Seconds – The Untouchables

The first of our retarded butchering of classic movies for the 48 Seconds Mildy-Furious Filmmaking Competition. Will have at least three more up by the end of tomorrow. For now, enjoy the fun retardation of “V Untouchables”.

Well how’s this for consistent blogging?

Got back late last night/early this morning from Auckland having caught a few films at the World Cinema Festival. Coppola’s Youth Without Youth is a prime example of the cop out critique of saying “it looked great” without having anything else nice to say about it.

JCVD was surprisingly good. I say surprisingly good, even though I’ve heard plenty of good things about it, I’d not known in what context ‘good’ actually meant. But it’s a good film, not a masterpiece, but a damn film vehicle for Van Damme and who the hell knew he could act?

Genius Party Beyond was mildy disappointing. The first Genius Party is pretty damn awesome, displaying the multiple angles and methods of animation and storytelling. This follow up compilation was more about style than story. In saying that, there are some wicked animations going on in some of the shorts, but it’s not something I’d be beating down peoples heads to go see immediately.

Meanwhile 48 Hours looms closer and closer. After the weekend of filming 48 Seconds stuff and testing out the equipment, we’re feeling pretty confident and the biggest bonus of all is the fact that we’ve now got a damn decent mic that’s (fingers crossed) won’t crap out on us at the last minute, unlike issues we’ve had with sound every other year. Not much is being revealed about the competition this year and that’s just fine with me. It’s sure gonna be an interesting one this year.

48 Second Weekend

Just got back from a night of shooting some 48 Seconds stuff. This is like a warm up excercise for the 48 Hours competition where you recreate a scene from a movie and incorporate V into it somehow. We’ve had a retarded number of movie ideas and shot two scenes, one from a Cimino film and another from a De Palma film, which are hopefully amusing if not retarded.

We’ve also got ideas to do scenes from a beloved Rob Reiner film, a classic John Carpenter scene, a kickass Michael Mann scene and an everyone’s favourite Christopher Walken scene. Whether we’ll manage to do all of these by the deadline remains to be seen, but it’ll definitely be fun.

The one I’m really keen to do though is the Christopher Walken scene, but the thing about doing a Christopher Walken scene is that you’ve got to talk like Christopher Walken. Unfortunately, no one seems to be able to do a decent enough Walken accent, so our goals by the end of the weekend is to practice and perfect a decent enough Christopher Walken, cause I really like the scene and if we can pull it off, it’ll be hilarious.

Anwyay, back to some editing, more filming tomorrow and more editing by the end of the weekend. Fun times.