Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Fleapit Three

Here's the first teaser trailer to the movie. Let me know what you thought.


Steven Greenstreet said...

Where in the hell did you get ahold of that VILE BLUE SHADES song? Nobody has that. Only cool people like me.

Anonymous said...

Tell you cameraperson to work on his or her framing.

Anonymous said...

A nerdy Utah version of "Clerks"???

Nate Dredge said...

Harry Potter and Sproket at the end there is what got me.

The Silent Observer said...

Looks good!

Bryan said...

Steve, are you insinuating somehow that I'm not cool enough to have a song like this?

Anonymous said...

do tell me... the fuck is wrong with the framing? have you ever used a camera? or seen one used? or even watched a movie?

Anonymous said...

I will tell you...the rule of thirds. It's a very simple guideline rather than rule, but I think the cameraperson could learn something by looking it up.

I have used a camera. I'm employed professionally too.

don't sweat it. the camera work is not the only thing wrong with it.

Steven Greenstreet said...

Anonymous, I'm pretty impressed with your critique. What films have you done so that I can go look them up, watch them, and then give you my critique?

Bryan said...

Don't worry Joel. Anonymous isn't wearing his glasses.

Anonymous said...

Is that how you deal with criticism?

"mine must be better than yours"

I'm sorry guys. You're right. It's perfect. I'm sure it'll get all kinds of awards. It'll go all the way! The Fleapit Three! How could I have been so stupid?

I think I'll skip the critique from a guy who centers his interviews and doesn't use any lights.

Oh right! Once again. You got so many awards and great reviews. It's perfect!

You guys are the BEST!

Bryan said...

Ummmm.... I'm just saying that there's no accounting for taste.

Maybe that works both ways.

I'm not saying the Fleapit Three is going much of anywhere. We shot it on Sundays to keep ourselves working on our own shit instead of everyone elses. Even if it goes nowhere, I'm still happy with it. It's funny. And the head room issues that I imagine you to have in the trailer are direct rips from Resorvoir dogs. It was on purpose as a style choice.

I guarantee you'll change your tune when you see the movie. It is funny.

And besides, what was the last comedy you saw that was superbly shot? This is in the vein of Clerks and Bottle Rocket. No one gets on Wes Anderson's ass about centering frames.

So, I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm saying I think you're wrong.

In the meantime, I would like to see something you've done. Perhaps I could something from someone as great as you make yourself out to be.

Also, You're right. This Divided State did win awards. And it had a theatrical release. And it had a nationwide DVD release.

I get the impression though that you're probably still in school. My experience with people in film school learning the various arts is that they only take what an instructor just told them and throw instinct and style out the window. Elias and I sat in on a screenwriting class onetime (they said it was advanced, but it was quite remedial) and the instructor asked us to read the first few pages of our screenplay to the class. Elias and I are good, no doubts there, we've got screenplays at the two top talent agencies in the world. Anyhow, we bring the screenplay we were working on at the time. It was called Standing 8 and it was an ensemble piece. It was a teenage version of Short Cuts or Magnolia. It was very good, in my opinion. Well written, to be sure. Anyhow, we read the first few pages to the class and they are blind to anything. They start complaining that since we didn't specify if the opening shot was extremely close or extremely long. It bothered them because their teacher told them that movies can ONLY start with an extremely close or extremely long shot. Anyhow, that's what they got hung up on. Then they read their scripts and they were all dog shit that started with camera direction about the first shot in the movie.

Anyhow, what I'm saying is, film school is all about teaching you rules that are probably stupid. You need to think originally and know in your gut what's right.

That's your lesson for the day.

Bryan said...

Also, the least you can do is tell us who you are. That way we can look your credits up on the IMDb.

Steven Greenstreet said...

Anonymous, what films have you done? Just curious.

And why are you such a pussy by being "anonymous"? Just curious.