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Old May 11th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #16
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I like the feel of the film. The opening was great, with an increasing tempo in the parade of tv's, and then the isolation of the baby bonding to the tv rather than a parent too busy to stop. The empty swings were neat, and the photo of the bride fading away- all great symbols for your message. The music kept it moving along well. As others have said, it's a negative message, but maybe doing a "down" film can have positive results. I really think it's an important message (my own film for this contest had a similar theme- get out and enjoy life), and enjoyed watching it.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #17
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The fact that it is depressing may be due to the fact that it is true for alot of people.
That's where I disagree. If you did a film about drugs in the same manner as this I still would have found it depressing, yet I don't do drugs.

I loved your entry, I just found it a little sad to see a baby lying on the floor and having people step around it as nothing more than an object.

Like I said before, that was your intention and I think you did an EXCELLENT job.

You may actually be able to sell this as a PSA ad if you can shorten it up.

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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #18
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We you refering to the opening scene (montage)? The feet was actually me. Madison (my daughter) very rarely falls asleep on the floor like that. I happened to be off that day and she was sick. When she feel asleep I thought this would be a nice shot. Glad you enjoyed it.
My daughter's name is Madison as well. :)

That was an excellent shot! Well done.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #19
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Your film obviously had a message and you stuck to it. It's actually pretty brave to make a message film like this, so I commend you on that.

I think you really have a knack for imagery....You found images that best symbolized what you were trying to say and those images are what stand out for me; the baby lying on the floor looking up at the T.V., the obscure colors and shapes that she might be seeing, the empty swings, the kids at play sign, the phone ringing during the game (i have on occasion ignored my phone during a T.V. show too...although I always call back after or during a commercial), and the wedding photo. Great job with those!
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Old May 11th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #20
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Really good symbolic piece. Very vivid imagery. Nice work.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #21
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Thanks again for viewing my video and all the nice comments. I really enjoyed doing this and glad to hear everyone like the imagery I used during it. I hope the infant scene didnt offend anyone, just used it to help with the fact some parents seem to busy to spend time with their family, not just b/c of TV. Sorry if it seemed to depressing. About the Drug video comment, how else would you make a video that gives the same message? What about the videos you see of the starving families in different countries, would anyone care to donate or help out if you saw a video of kids being happy and having a good time? I beleive these type of videos are depressing to raise awareness and to make you think. Hope the message wasnt sent in the wrong way and cant wait for DVC 9. The hard part is going to be judging for a winner. Thanks again

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Old May 12th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #22
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Haha...after watching your piece first thing yesterday morning I felt bad about my normal Friday morning TV routine (have to catch up on all the Thursday night shows I'm not home to watch). I put it off for several hours by running errands and reading on my balcony! lol so I guess even though I don't think I watch TOOO MUCH TV...you movie must've still gotten in my head a bit...:)
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