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  • zaki
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 11

    first mwahaha.

  • totallylegitimate
    totallylegitimate
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 6

    Whatever the music at 13:00 is, I want it.

  • ricof22
    ricof22
    Old Man
    Comments: 2

    i just want to say i am a big fan of your work and love all the review i think there all awesome.

  • nerdremix.com
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 8

    I’m a huge fan of yalls stuff, but this was just horrible. I hope yall atleast had fun making it. I laughed once, and that was during the big monologue about how he became a vampire and then he said it outloud.

    • David
      David
      A Real Turtles Fighter
      Comments: 22

      It’s kind of supposed to be horrible. Watch Lupa’s documentary on Scott Shaw and “Zen filmmaking” and it all might make a little more sense.

      • BegleiterKubus
        BegleiterKubus
        NewbieDotCom.Com
        Comments: 17

        hmm…i didnt watch the doc from Lupa…and im sure that i dont get alot of the refferences (if there are), but i know, how it looks when “filmmakers” are tring to be fancy…and this is obviously parody on that one…and about i dont care editing…SO THIS IS FREAKIN FUNNY…when u like those kind humor

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 897

     

    Zen Filmmaking

    This film is an ideal example of the style of filmmaking developed by Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson, known as Zen FilmmakingZen Filmmaking is a distinct style of filmmaking where the primary concept is that no scripts are used in the creation of a film.

    Perhaps one of the most distinctive elements of this film, in regard to Zen Filmmaking, is that the film begins by presenting its characters in a traditional storyline fashion. Approximately thirty minutes into the film, a documentary film crew is introduced into the plot. From this point forward, the film shifts between storyline and documentary until the two plot lines collide and the film becomes part theatrical presentation and part documentary. From this, the audience is left questioning where one style of filmmaking begins and the other leaves off. In addition, much of this film is shot using the hand-held camera technique, which is also a distinctive element of Zen Filmmaking.

    As is the case with all of the films created by Donald G. Jackson and Scott Shaw, this film follows a non-linear storyline. Another unique element of this film, and a technique used in many Jackson/Shaw productions, is that the various segments of this film are preceded by full screen, white on black, screen credits announcing an upcoming plot twist.

     

  • likalaruku
    likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 897

    Man, & I thought the desert in Nevada was an barren wasteland….

     

    Is this a spoof of something? :3 Zombie 90?

    Alison: “You know, they say that being a Roller Samurai Vampire Slayer is all about the drugs, chicks, & money, but it’s really about pettyness & competition & a wall of cactuses.”

    Phelan: ::blink:: ::blink:: “I agree.”

    I like how Phelan & Alison can’t keep a straight face during the blue-haired vampire bit.

    Oh hai Boom Mic. Haven’t seen you in any films lately.

    Phelan: “& only after that revelation did I realize I’d said the whole thing out loud. I hope Samantha didn’t hear.”
    Alison: ::Glare::

    Stands there smiling like she could already see the bad special effect chasing him.

  • SsnakeBite
    SsnakeBite
    CUUUUT
    Comments: 76

    I have no idea what I just saw… but I must say I don’t dislike it. In fact, it was oddly enjoyable. A nice little acid trip to kick off the week-end.

    Also, I want Oancitizen to review this.

  • SirArchibaldHell
    SirArchibaldHell
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    This is one of the best Zen Films I have ever seen.

     

    Just look at the beautiful golden colour, the great shots, the video-style editing and the wonderful actors and actresses.

     

    When I read Phelan and Allison’s book “Secrets of Zen Independent Filmmaking for Pure Artists Craft” in film school, I really loved and enjoyed it. Highly recommended to you!

     

    Zen Filmmaking just is. It has no ultimate definition. It has no script because all of the stories have been told. There are no rules. Just go out and do it! Allow yourself creative freedom.

     

    – Sir Archibald Hell III, Esq.

     

  • RedSarah
    RedSarah
    Fighting Steffi Love
    Comments: 171

    I LOVED this! 🙂 I’m glad you were able to find a use for the “lost” episode of Mortal Komedy footage, and roadrunner cameo! Yay!

  • Furore23
    Furore23
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

     

    All that was missing was a listing in the credits, detailing how much each of the actors paid the auteur for the privilege of appearing in the film. 

  • WPB
    WPB
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 19

    Arrrrrt!

     

    This was certainly interesting, and I don’t think I’d mind if you did something similar again. I definitely did get a very “Zen filmmaking” vibe off of it, which I think is what you were going for, so kudos.

  • scottshaw
    scottshaw
    Old Man
    Comments: 1

    Hey, did you contact ASCAP to get permission to use my music for your soundtrack? 🙂

     

    Keep up the great work !

     

    Scott Shaw

     

    Oh, I mean D.J. Acid X…

     

    PS GREAT MOVIE !!!  Glad I could be an inspiration.  Love the dance scene.

  • hw
    NewbieDotCom.Com
    Comments: 5

    Huh, the music’s different.  Video’s still awesome as always, tho. This is one of the best things ever. Dharma Blade is my favorite.

  • megadolaon
    megadolaon
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 82

    HILARIOUS video! I couldn’t stop giggling at some parts. Ironically enough, this film reminded me more of Birdemic than a Zen film. That’s not an insult, I promise. It was probably all that driving at the beginning. 😛