The House of Commons; but improved
In the time between my latest post and this one, I would like to draw your attention to something what like I made; direthoughts.com/house – unfortunately, you won’t have any success using it as of 14th February, as the House of Commons returns at 2:30pm, Monday 20th. But when that time comes, I thoroughly encourage you to go onto that site.
I’m working on a project, a short film adaptation of Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, with some people like Alex Forey, Nicolas Weninger(author of thecompblog) and Amos Jackson We’re trying to restage it to take part in a school, due to social constraints barring us from parts of the book, such as the romance, prisons and being 16/17 year olds. What’s more, we’re shooting it on Canon EOS 600Ds, which I have to thank Nicolas and Roo Reynolds deeply for, and my way of paying them back, being taking photos and publishing the good ones under a creative commons license, can be seen as they come out, once a week for a year (and possibly beyond) on my flickr. At some time I’ll move them over to direthoughts to avoid the compression. We’re also borrowing a large amount of stuff from the school, including a rather large heavy tripod and a steadicam. Our pace of film making is rather slow, but I guess that it’s not too bad at 3.5minutes of footage for 5 hours work on a cold Friday. There may be some proper production stills put online, but for now you can look at this rather awful instagram photo of the tripod, Alex’s 600D and me bending over…
Your reading experience of this post will be greatly improved and enter you into the environment if you hit this lovely play button. Probably, anyway.
On with the review; I dragged along my friend Alex to watch this film, and in his opinion it was hell. Mine, however, was not the same. Fair enough, the town of Smalltown (Population 102) coincidentally has a dancing routine that the entire town goes to, and once it had finished they all collapsed from exhaustion, but it had the fourth wall breaks, such as Stalter and Waldorf saying “Hey do you think we should repeat this important plot point” (I paraphrase, but that was the gist). The film was, in fairness to Alex, a bit too dancy, but the variety in jokes and music sequences was highly amusing, in an almost cut-away sequence style. Also, Walter (the muppet protaganist) had his human counterpart played by Jim Parsons (Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory), which was highly amusing. It did what I think it was supposed to do, which was to give the 3rd greatest gift of all time; Laughter.
NOW GIVE ME MY PIXAR FILM DAMN IT I NEED TO CRY.
To finish off, I will be writing my next blogpost on a subject of your choice. So either tweet me or comment what INTERESTING topic you’d like me to write about.