Saturday, November 03, 2007

Filmaking Genious (Update: Video should work now)

I know I still owe you all an update about my father and what he does over in Kuwait, but I'm currently caught up in some other exciting film projects that will soon become public.

The first project coming soon is the result of mine and Brian's (if you don't know who his already you will soon) families getting together for an evening.

The second is a project that promises to be exciting, educational, and beneficial to those who have ever watched a movie and have had even the least bit of interest in making one but really can't do it all themselves.

In any event, to preface the post about my dad I thought that I would share with you all a film that my siblings and I made when our parents went on a lunch cruise in Seattle and we were left alone at our home on Fort Lewis trying to think of something creative to do. Being a military family, the theme to us was fairly obvious to us.

The film was shot on the decrepit family s-vhs analog camera and and then digitized a year later. This was our first film and we were proud of it in all of it's imperfect splendor (and we remain so to this day).

Please share how this feature film has momentarily changed your life.




Please note: I use the DIVX player because it allows the highest quality streaming experience (which is essential with this film short). Just install it once and you never have to do it again. It's safe and free.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, true genious.
how long ago was this made?

Jacqueline said...

Oh the creativity that spills over when Mom and Dad leave the house.

Priscilla said...

Um,Daniel,did you ask all the actors if you could post this?
any how,I think it has changed my life in some way.I think

Daniel B said...

'Cill,

Remember all those papers you scribbled on when I asked you to make your mark on the dotted line?

I may have been young, but not completely clueless about the legal advantages of written releases and waivers.

In any event, I'm glad your life was changed. If you discover any further details in this regard please let me know.

Anonymous said...

I was truly amazed as I watched the splendor unfold. Thanks for sharing.

Stephenb said...

My acting here does not reflect my true qualities, to be sure - existant or otherwise though they may be.

thevaguequeen said...

The video isn't showing up here for me. :-P I'm sure that I would be amazed, and undergo a life-transformation could I view it. ;-P

SamuelY said...

Not bad Daniel,
Where did you get your soundtrack? I think the Cournal (in the pink boots) was underdeveloped, I mean what was her personal goal, and how did she reach it? What was her attitude to the rather belligerent looking "Sarge"? I think she has potential though, could you fax me her agent?
Not bad overall,
Sam Young

Hannah Burwell said...

Um...I was told by a certain sibling of yours to leave a comment, so here goes...
Although it may not have changed MY life, it might have changed my opinion of the movie director. Morally disturbed anyone? How dare you use children in something so violent?!!!
And did you get copyright permission on the soundtrack?
Am I'm the only one smelling a rat here, people?

Anonymous said...

No you are not the only one, Hanna. I also smell a rat!!!!!!!!!

Stephenb said...

It is indeed unfortunate that few of you realize how far the name "Bittnerwoks Inc" will get you. If copyrights were not asked for, allow the owners of the afore-mentioned rights a priviledged viewing. In that case, they would GIVE away the rights. Thats simply the way things work in the world of the upperclass of society...