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Jay Cowley March 9th, 2006 02:19 PM

Here it is: Hotel California the Music Video
call this a haunting interpretation of the classic rock song Hotel California. Basically set inside an empty high school at night, following a character as he experiences tempation and entrapment. Once he realizes he has made the wrong choices, he tries to escape this evil atmosphere, but finds it is too late.

There's a real story behind this video, so if want to 'get it' you have to watch the whole thing.

any comments mean so much so myself and our crew, and would be really appreciated.


direct link (should open and stream in media player)
^right click, 'save target as' to download. 35mb

Jeff Cottrone March 9th, 2006 02:26 PM

Trim more
Hi Alec, IMHO this needs at least 1/3 trimmed off of it. I think you do a great job with the story beats when the plot turns, but in between is too long and it loses its momentum. For example, in the opening robbery sequence, the music kills the tension that scene should have. The story starts with the gun shot. All that banter is too long. I'd get rid of the music, find something more like one of those dramatic drones to lay behind it, and greatly shorten that scene. Shorten the car ride. Shorten the ending. Boom boom boom. Move right through it faster and it will carry so much more momentum. I'll let others comment on the look, I'm more of a writer.

Alec Rossel March 9th, 2006 02:40 PM

Hey Jeff,

Thanks for watching and offering your thoughts. This is funny because the first thing I usually hear from people is "I liked the pace, it's much faster." But that could also be because much of my earlier work is so much slower. I understand your point with regard to the carry out scene. I guess I was actually trying to lighten it up a bit. I like the contrasting tones created by the music and the subject matter, or the dialogue and what is happening in the story. I do appreciate hearing your comments, it really helps me gauge how well it works with a diverse audience.


Bigo Hoggins March 9th, 2006 07:37 PM

Like the song ,like the video ....

Dean Bull March 10th, 2006 01:42 AM

a film, in color, for you
Here is a link to a film, in color and stereo sound.


-- Dean "finally got a divx up" Bull

Jay Cowley March 10th, 2006 08:10 AM

you really need to find a way to make this film show bigger. It's seems like i'm missing out an a lot of the details because i can barely see it

K. Forman March 10th, 2006 09:52 AM

Aquaman TV pilot
Ok, so the Aquaman TV series starts shooting the pilot in Miami this week... Any of us Floridians working on this?

Jeremy Hughes March 10th, 2006 10:32 AM

Disgruntled Catholic? :P

Set design was neat - mixed with the cutting it felt very much along the lines of Legend. You gotta do somethinig about those titles though............

David Carter March 11th, 2006 03:59 AM

what program did you use to generate the titles out of interest?

Dean Bull March 13th, 2006 03:06 AM


Dean, I just got back from the desert, Bull

John Holland March 13th, 2006 06:44 PM

News Satire

A video I made for my video class. We were suppose to make a news package and I absolutely hate doing news, so I decided to make a satire of a slow news day (where ordinary stories get blown out of proportion in order to make the news).


Jeremy Hughes March 14th, 2006 10:32 AM

funny.... and so true. I think youd be an excellent news producer - heh

Peter Sieben March 14th, 2006 02:20 PM

Scripted Work - a short DVX100 film
From today our short new movie Scripted Work is available online for watching (the trailer has been shown before on this forum). It's an 18 minutes surrealistic drama project, partly based on a story of the Dutch writer Lodewijk Wiener.

A writer roams around a library. Hes sampling the atmosphere for a story that unfolds there. He meets a young woman who confronts him with her obsession. Before he knows it, he loses his grip on reality.

It's shot with the DVX100 (PAL) and edited with Vegas 6. The download version is a 160 MB Quicktime 6 file. The language is Dutch, but the film contains English subtitles.

Download and watch the film:

More information and pictures behind the scenes:

Please feel free to share your comments on this film, many thanks.

Jay Cowley March 14th, 2006 11:16 PM

is there something thats not working with this link?

i was hoping to get some more comments on this film.

Bill Schoaf March 15th, 2006 12:12 AM

Jay, nice job, I liked it.

BTW - Let me know when you hear from The Eagles Attorney's :) :)

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