5.18.2006

of homemade toilet-fight videos, mindless filmmaking-rants and the importance proper audio

while i condone not this "homemade" video (which would surely get these kids into mondo-trouble if discovered by teachers - coz c'mon, stolen handphone-porn creates an out-roar, but primary school kids fighting in the toilet wouldn't, meh? ) - but of coz im perpetuating it all, innit? *BAH* [via/via]

no, this video is here as a testimony to the current status quo of "filmmaking" in singapore, while i claim not that this is "filmmaking" per se (of coz not lah, DUH) but the reality is; tools (such as mobile phones) are so readily available and used to record moving images and situations (in this case, "documenting" rather than "narrative story-telling") that it is so darn easy to have one's work "out there", on a platform (celluloid-gawds bless youtube) that reaches more people than you'd ever expect, on the www.

and people should have no issues about "getting their films out there", or that "nobody gets to see my work" or whatever the case may be (as heard once too often) - for today, when even something as "inconsequential" like this vid, can be seen by 4,424 peeps (as of this post), what more much less a "film-proper"?

no, we is not talking about getting PAID for this drivel. that's not the idea here. exposure versus financial survival = something to discuss about in another post, @ another time, cool? cheers :)

as mindless a rant this might read now, that which may mean nothing tomorrow ~ i dun really care much at this point in time, for tis neither anger nor burning passion that consumes me leads my runaway train-of-thought, but more of the "elitist apathy" of the "craft" that fellow practitioners claim that they "endure" but whine-on about the lack of support they feel they deserve (heck, paint me guilty for i too am used to be a whiner too, innit?) = but in the end, if we can't even help ourselves in the first place, what more do we expect as a hand-out?

IMHO @ this point of entry, of coz.

no, im not saying to go film yourself fighting your own mirror reflection of some existential mindf**k, or a thinly veiled adaptation of a "popular classic" (pointing my stubby fingers at NO ONE, i insist) - im saying maybe it's time we/you/peeps actually go OUT and start filming/recording/doing something, for gawd'sake!

note to self - stop talking (so much) and start doing something yourself soon, biatch

but please remember to have proper audio (when "visuals" fail, can still f**k it up in edit and sell it as ART ... but bad audio? is just BAD, IMO) - coz the only thing lacking in these kids' efforts is proper-sound, (tell me you feel otherwise, and i'll laugh at your VO/inner monologue ploy) otherwise could even have some pseudo-japanese pop-rawk thingie underlayed and a online cult-classic it may become ...

heck, it has a better chance of doing that than the ("perfect") film you wanna work-on/film that stays within your mind's eye only, innit? *heh*

*regular niceties will continue shortly*

this has been the naysayer's rant.


edited 20.05.06:
the youtube-video has been removed. but fear not, you can view the Mr.Brown-REMIXED-versions (with basically the same video underlay) here: [via]

Flush Of Fury (Large)
(Quicktime Movie, Filesize: 26.9mb, Time: 00:02:13)
Flush Of Fury (Small)
(Quicktime Movie, Filesize: 3.5mb, Time: 00:02:13)