Interesting quote

A. Grandt wrote on 9/10/2011, 4:21 AM
A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’
He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.’
– Sam Haskins

I saw it in reference to the site, considering its nature it is one I hope your work will never end up on :)


ushere wrote on 9/10/2011, 5:14 AM
great quote!

rather like my wife (who's an artist) always being asked; 'what's the trick to painting like you do?'

her more moderate reply is 'practice'.
farss wrote on 9/10/2011, 5:39 AM
So why do wives always want a new stove?

royfphoto wrote on 9/10/2011, 6:10 AM
Kind of the same:
Miles Davis after playing was told by a fan "You got a great sounding horn"
Davis took his trumpet, set it down on a table and asked "How does it sound now"
baysidebas wrote on 9/10/2011, 6:41 AM
Like watching a train wreck. And deep within the bowels found this gem

A. Grandt wrote on 9/10/2011, 6:49 AM
baysidebas, I honestly have no idea what to say about that one.
Chienworks wrote on 9/10/2011, 7:03 AM
Some day, hopefully in the far distant future, the authors of Particle Illusion will be turning in their graves over that video.
baysidebas wrote on 9/10/2011, 7:13 AM
Just think of it as a 4 minute course on what to avoid doing if you want to be a videographer.
paul_w wrote on 9/10/2011, 7:25 AM
Nightmare! please make it stop!

ushere wrote on 9/10/2011, 7:33 AM
words fail me......
baysidebas wrote on 9/10/2011, 8:10 AM
An alternative to waterboarding?
amendegw wrote on 9/10/2011, 8:26 AM
I'm going to take the contrarian opinion... I liked this video. I'm reminded of the time I watched the movie "Transformers" Through the first half hour or so, I thought, "This is the stupidest movie I've ever seen." Then the light bulb came on... It's intended to be stupid!! And I enjoyed the rest of Transformers.

All that said, this video put a smile on my face. I particularly liked the parts where the bride & groom played Pong (about 01:45) and when the doves arrived (about 03:15).

...Jerry (smiling)

PS: I guess s-t-u-p-i-d is a banned word :)
Anthony J C wrote on 9/10/2011, 8:59 AM
How can I learn these techniques.......
john_dennis wrote on 9/10/2011, 9:11 AM
"How can I learn these techniques"

To quote ushere's wife, "practice".

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Jay Gladwell wrote on 9/10/2011, 9:26 AM

"PS: I guess s-t-u-p-i-d is a banned word :) "

A while back I used the old phrase "a hard row to h-o-e" and the last word was banned.

This word-banning has gotten ridiculous.

Kimberly wrote on 9/10/2011, 9:45 AM
Maybe it was a lesson on keyframes, masks, and overlays hosted by the most successful wedding videographer in the region . . . with the hope that all the new clients would come running to him/her when they saw this in the portfolios of his competitors.
Steve Mann wrote on 9/10/2011, 2:55 PM
"Maybe it was a lesson on keyframes, masks, and overlays hosted by the most successful wedding videographer in the region . . . with the hope that all the new clients would come running to him/her when they saw this in the portfolios of his competitors. "

And, sadly, they will.
PeterWright wrote on 9/10/2011, 8:31 PM
I hope the marriage survived ..... and I'm grateful that no flatulence was involved.
Former user wrote on 9/11/2011, 12:15 AM
So very, very weird, but very in-tune with Eastern European wedding trends. My parents recently visited Poland, and they were visiting a particular cathedral on the day several weddings were taking place. In light of the pictures bizarre (think sleazy cocktail waitress, but without the dignity) wedding dresses and tuxedos are exactly in line with this video

It may not match our mores of what constitutes a good wedding video, but I'll betcha buddy who made it is in big demand wherever he his.
apit34356 wrote on 9/11/2011, 12:44 AM
> "How can I learn these techniques"
> To quote ushere's wife, "practice".

I believe the correct answer is no natural talent and definitely no respect for the viewing audience..... :-)
A. Grandt wrote on 9/11/2011, 1:25 AM
I just dread the videos this guy can come up with, if he discovers Vasst's Mayhem...
ushere wrote on 9/11/2011, 3:56 AM
"What is it advertising?"

i get an awful lot of links to great tvc's, i just love a 30sec epic ;-), but i haven't ever got a link to a really bad one - i mean one that actually got broadcast (yes, i've seen those 2am ones, which are usually pathologically bad) nationally.

any takers?
A. Grandt wrote on 9/11/2011, 6:29 AM
Ushere, I'm very very sorry to do this, but you asked...


And a few here as well, though not necessarily poorly made (#1 is), just...bad.
ushere wrote on 9/11/2011, 9:20 AM
thank you.... i'm an avid fan of the gruen transfer, brilliant show.....

but those from the second link really..... well, they're exactly what i meant....

thanks, i now feel a lot of my worst is infinitely better than the broadcast worst ;-)
kairosmatt wrote on 9/11/2011, 10:31 AM
Also makes me feel better about our own work!!!

Fred and Sharon-wow. They HAVE to be in on the joke right? I mean, no one can be that unaware.....?!?

I like the end of the description from the Gruen Transfer:
"And even after dealing with them directly, we're not sure if they're brilliant performance artists or if what you see is what you get."