Ok, so this time I was out for sure. Or so I thought.
Aparently there was a little girl who cried so sincerely that she wished to have healing powers to bring the Tyrant back from the dead. Well not the Tyrant but his clone and his reindeer. The girl happened to be the daughter of Alandria, member of the Adams family. And she went to Dix to say "hey, you resurrected him before, can't you do that again?"
So then Dix came to me and said "hey you got resurrected before,…
At this point the roleplay is still very interactive, meaning one would react to other peoples vids, often within hours. This is March to June 2007 so it was possible due to the lack of visual fx. Yeah. Those will bite a chunk out of your week.
So with the LVR defeated and the NTO in control of LV we started into the new season.…
For Marie, who missed out on the LiveVideo (LV) history many of us share, here's a quick recap of the show that I am making fake trailers for.
The Tyrant was a roleplay type thing that started as a harmless video challenge and got picked up by a lot of people. The first two seasons were highly interactive with many people playing off of each other and reacting to videos spontaneously. There was no master plan, we came up with it as we went. Season 3 was then more of a…
With sadness I have witnessed art and originality wither away as attention spans shortened to where a five year old would say "Dude! Focus, will ya?" Symptoms include the 2 Minute Philosopher, the 1 Minute challenge, the 30 in 30, the 5x5... notice a trend? Before long we're down to vids of 10 seconds. TLDW. I have been guilty of indulging the quick fix as well.
Well no more. I am happy and relieved to see a true artist do what he does best.…
Inspired by BlanchNoE's comment regarding the painfully underrated movie 'Hanna', I decided to type up this list which I have kept and refreshed for myself since the 90s. Some of these titles have been on the list for a long time. With this fast cut/shaky camera fetish that directors have these days, it's hard to find a scene that's well done. Anyway, here's who and why:
Adams' Top Ten Most Impressive Action Scenes Of All Time
Anyway... I have been challenged by Syd/Pyper as well as AnnelidaFilms in the Videolympics 2010. Should either of them win I grant a game of chance in which each winner/winning team gets to pick a door to reveal what is behind. Yes, Syd/Pyper, you get to pick one total should you win ;-)
Behind 5 doors I have placed videos that were deemed too embarrassing or too private to upload. Video ideas/movies gone wrong, touchy…
So far we have 14 people standing on deck and I am waiting for a couple more. After I have them, we're ready to set sail. This takes a little longer because it is an open invitation project and people have to work it into their very different schedules.
This also means that there is still time to sign up if you feel so inspired. Once the ship sails however, it's gone ;-)
Blanch and I have decided to go all the way with the bonus material for the Vault. Now that we have a making of, deleted scenes and a music video, there's only one thing missing. Multiple audio commentaries.
There's gonna be 3 which I will add to another blog when they are done. For the moment we have the Blanch'n'Adams one behind us but we are planning on doing individual ones too so that you can choose which one you are interested in (if any).
The last step on our journey back that I'm going to share was neither written nor directed by me, nor was it edited in any way. It is the recording of a short school play that we did in drama class in 1998.
We always did two. A short one that was shown on Nov 11th (the traditional beginning of carnival season) and a one and a half hour play for the end of the year. I joined in 11th grade so this is my first appearance in this fine ensemble at the age of 16.
Further back we go. So far we visited 2006 and 2003.
As always this blog is meant to provide background information as to how the work of *ahem* art came to be. This takes us to the year 2001. I had just left the German equivalent of high school and was doing alternative civilian service as community worker in a small town (1300 people). In other words: I was bored out of my skull.
To help this problem I stayed in the theater group of my school for a year after I… Continue
The second tour back in time leads us even further back into the year 2003. Now we truly enter what pypermarru would describe as "fake UFUs on strings". Hey, pyper, how's it goin' ;-)
This - lets call it - project was clearly born out of a "they were young and had nothing else to do" mentality. The story is unoriginal, the camera work sloppy and the editing imprecise. Plus this was at a time when there was no 16 bit audio yet. Well at least not on my machine ;-)
In the following weeks I am gonna share a few pre-LV movies I made here in Germany whenever I managed to get a crew together long enough to finish one. I usually didn't take any roles myself so that I could concentrate on the camera work and directing and all that.
So instead of going forward in skill and complexity of movie making as I usually do when uploading here, one can see where I'm coming from. No visual effects, no fancy soundtracks (those I made myself back in the day). And… Continue
A while back I made a video called "The Early Bird catches the Worm Redux". Ken (rivrvlogr) had made a poem that inspired me somewhat to add a little something here and there. Flophousepoodle suggested I should make more of these - as she called them - sabovlogs. I think it's not a bad idea.
So if sometime in the future one of your videos provides additional inspiration (aside from being spectacular on their own ;-) ) I might pick up on them like this:…