Resonance

a short film

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Resonance

Postby jelly » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:08 am

I'm probably pushing my luck with this one, but you guys have faithfully watched and critiqued some of my work in the past and I appreciate every comment. :)

It's.. not exactly conventional. It's not so much of a story as it is fragments of a story, scattered emotions and an apocalyptic theme. It's experimental, but also purposeful.

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Re: Resonance

Postby American Eagle » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:30 pm

I tried so many times to watch this, man. Vimeo never, ever agrees with my internet connection.
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Re: Resonance

Postby jelly » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Oh man - that's rough. :( I didn't realize Vimeo posed difficulties for people. Anyone else having trouble?
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Re: Resonance

Postby bookworm » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:30 pm

I do. I can get it working if my life depends on it, but it’s a major hassle with my browsers/network.
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Re: Resonance

Postby jelly » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:33 pm

Is it just that Vimeo doesn't load properly? or at all?
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Re: Resonance

Postby bookworm » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:42 pm

The site itself works fine, but playing videos is pretty much impossible. I mean, they 'play', but it’s not watchable. It’s choppy and jumps around, like there’s some kind of network overload. The player they use must be too resource intensive or something.
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Re: Resonance

Postby American Eagle » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:51 am

After watching more than an hour straight of YouTube videos without buffering, I decided to try again and document what happened...
    Watched 2 seconds.
    Vimeo paused it.
    I waited 30 seconds for it to buffer.
    Hit play.
    Nothing happened.
    I skipped it to 3 seconds in.
    Video played until 29 seconds, then Vimeo paused it again to buffer.
    I waited an entire minute for it to buffer.
    I watched until about the one minute mark, then the whole video player froze.
    Then I gave up for the last time.

Dude, your voiceover, characters, videoing and background music are worthy of an Inception trailer. I think you're going to be a major filmmaker someday. This video has been on my watchlist all week and I've tried to watch it at least a dozen times. The parts I saw were great. Nice job. :)
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Re: Resonance

Postby Smaug the Dragon » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:59 am

I don't know much about film I'm afraid. I had to watch this twice before I could comment at all, but I have to say it's rather beautiful. I didn't understand it entirely, but I still thought it was quite powerful. There's something really raw and emotional about it, and it made me want to watch it again, and try and understand it.

Like I said, I don't know about film, but for what my opinion's worth I really liked this. :) I'd love to see more.
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Re: Resonance

Postby jelly » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:40 pm

Wow. AE, Smaug - thank you! It means so much to me that you were both willing to invest thought and energy into responding with such encouragement. :)

AE, sorry your internet hates you. :( I know Vimeo just updated its video player the other day - did that change anything?

Smaug, there's a lot I don't understand about film either. To be frank, that's largely why I'm so attracted to it. Conventional Hollywood can easily cause us to forget that film is a glorious art form with nearly unlimited potential and freedom of expression. I like watching filmmakers that try new things, step out of their comfort zone, and experiment. That being said, is there a point that filmmakers (or any artist, really) are just being pretentious? Yeah, there probably is. Personally, I struggle with my ego, and I would have to be honest with myself if someone criticized by work of being overly self-indulgent. I want to be open to criticism.

And I'm certainly not always going to be doing stuff like this. ;) I want to tell narratives, stories that make sense, and not just dwell in the abstract. This was largely an experiment, and to be honest, an impulsive desire to express my emotions artistically. So.. take that for what it's worth. :P
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Re: Resonance

Postby American Eagle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:45 pm

Successfully watched it on my phone. Good show.

Jelly wrote:I want to tell narratives, stories that make sense, and not just dwell in the abstract.
As much as I enjoyed your blending of the music, voiceover and video clips, I took forward to the day when you'll tell us stories. ;)
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Re: Resonance

Postby jelly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:28 pm

Noted! :) Cheers bro.
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