2005-05-22

Arizona Citizen, Part III

Arizona Citizen is now complete. Brock has really outdone himself on this one. Look out Screen Wars, he's coming... and he's completely nuts!

22 comments:

rgl said...

Very well done indeed. Brock's directorial skills seem to grow exponentially at an alarming pace -- nice job with the cinematography and the color correction. Gabe's acting was probably his best yet -- well, of what I've seen. Very nice menacing snarl. Kudos!

Brock said...

Sooo pretty.

Jeremy said...

Wow! This may be my favorite so far. Very nicely done!

Brock said...

Well, thanks Ray and Jeremy. I'm glad you two like the film.

I'm really excited about a possible new project for one of the final screen wars -- a 3 minute retelling of the entire Napoleanic Wars, from ending to beginning. Keep an eye out.

Joshua Provost said...

Brock, this new idea is quite fascinating to me. You could do a whole series of 3-minutes historical dramas.

Brock said...

Absolutely. For the section about the Opium Wars in China you could have it narrated by a 12-year old English street-peddler with a cockney accent who calls himself Opie

Joshua Provost said...

It would be something to do these incredibly fast cut histories. You would have these elaborate battle scenarios with thousands of costumed extras and weeks of preparation...then roll a few frames of film... cause that's all you'll be able to fit into the three-minute cut. It could be the most expensive three-minute film ever made, hundreds of millions of dollars.

Brock said...

Well, let's not go crazy here. I dunno if we could afford to feed that many people. Let's just CGI the battle sequences.

Joshua Provost said...

Arizona Citizen and The Visitor have been submitted to Screen Wars, as of this afternoon. Unfortunately, I had some ATM problems on the way, so I wasn't able to pay for Arizona Citizen. They may be calling you, Brock. If so, I'll cover you. We'll work it out.

They mentioned Gabe had been in earlier, so it looks like we are all covered. Gabe, I wasn't sure you were going to make it. :)

Gabe said...

Josh, either was I! The film's great! Too bad we didn't have the original sound, I think I nailed it the best the first time. Still good, though.
Thanks, Ray. I wish you could've heard the first take.

Joshua Provost said...

Gabe, it was pretty intense in that Print Shop. I was really digging the acting that was going on there. Like a little improv exercise from acting class. It was good to see people really reacting to each other. I am very pleased with the voiceover, though.

Brock said...

I hope they don't throw me in the pokey if I don't pay up right away.

Joshua Provost said...

In an ironic twist, you will be gunned down by the Sherrif's posse for non-payment. Actually, that happens quite a bit in this county.

Brock said...

That'd make a great documentary.

rgl said...

That's not the original audio?!

I had no idea. It fooled me completely. And I'm generally good about catching ADR!

By the way, did any of you notice the Willhelm scream in EPISODE III? It's always fun to look for that one.

Joshua Provost said...

Willhelm scream? I'm not familiar.

rgl said...

The Willhelm scream is a Hollywood tradition between sound designers. Basically, it seems one of them (Ben Burtt, I believe) found a high pitched, girlish scream in an old western. The cowboy who emits this scream when shot is a character named Willhelm. It's become a tradition in many films that these sound designers sneak the Willhelm scream into action scenes. You can find it in all six star wars, all matrixes, all lord of the rings, etc. It's everywhere in Hollywood movies. Basically, it's an ellaborate in-joke, but it's a fun one, in my opinion. You can look it up on the internet and I'm sure you'll find a detailed list of the films that have used it and exactly where it's been used. It's hard to hear it when you're not familiar with it, but later on, you'll find it even when you're not looking for it. I'm definitely adding it to the governor, but a western is a PERFECT place to put it in.

Brock said...

So, I haven't gotten a call yet from the screen wars folks. Should I give them a call just to make sure things are still cool in the hizzy?

Joshua Provost said...

Probably not a big deal. Amanda is pretty cool about everything. I doubt she'd get "letter of the law" and boot you for non-payment. I need to get you the money, though.

Brock said...

Right, right. I didn't see her as an overlord of the whole thing. Just wanna know what I need to do.

Joshua Provost said...

The Screen Wars guys are always a day or two late. They posted a new entry form for Screen Wars, but as far as I can tell they posted it the day of the deadline, or even earlier today, possibly.

The new form is much more comprehensive, three pages. You release them to distribute Screen Wars DVDs, if they want. It also seems more stringent on the "one film per team" front. On the other hand, it seems to imply you can submit from out of state now, and if so you have to submit your own interview. If I had known, Tim Nm could have directed this film after all.

Putting the Matter of Chance logo up front could actually work against us under the new rules. I hope Amanda comes through, I was very specific about my question.

Brock said...

Julie wants to know where her flippin' money is. She said to send it in.