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Spatula
05-01-2005, 09:04 PM
The Perfect Sandwich

What is the perfect sandwich?
Words alone cannot describe it.
You must see it, feel it, hear it, smell it, and yes... taste it.
Join GUY and GIRL as they meet the CHEF in their apartment and embark on a mystical journey to find...
THE PERFECT SANDWICH.

Running Time: 5:00 Minutes (on the dot!)

Matthew Snowball as "GUY"
Amanda Duncan as "GIRL"
Denis Logan as "CHEF" and "SECRET ENDING CHARACTER"
Written & Directed by: Denis Logan

For no budget or equipment (Snowball and his camera had to trek out here on a few buses) I'm pretty happy with the final result... sorry about the compression quality... I had to capture with a USB cable adaptor I bought for $9.99 at a surplus store.
So I guess we had a $10 budget...

Well, ENJOY YOURSELVES!
http://www.zenweasel.com/ifilm/Sandawich2.mov

Zensteve
05-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Don't lose your source-tape!

If you can make an EDL from what you have now, and recreate it in better quality later... you'll have a giant cheese sandwich to toss around to fests! :cool:

John@Bophe
05-01-2005, 09:16 PM
Wow. WTF! I have no words to describe what I just saw.

I will try though...

The comedy factor is HIGH in my book. The editing and camera angles were also nicely done. My only complaint would be about the lighting and compression which made much of it too dark to see. However, I was able to get enough of it to really enjoy it! Solid laughs!

dament
05-01-2005, 10:14 PM
Very funny stuff!! You had me laughing out loud. I loved the use of the hat.

cibao
05-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Very funny! I liked the iron chef magnisium chef debate.

Chris

Spatula
05-01-2005, 10:44 PM
My only complaint would be about the lighting and compression which made much of it too dark to see.

I share your complaints! Our lighting kit couldn't make an appearance, and I don't have a firewire (card or cable)... that would of helped the quality.. I had to capture in Windows Movie Maker and import into Premier, plus I was using a USB "Multi-cable" with a synopsis on the back reading things like "Computers enjoy USBMULTIADAPTOR. Very good and multi-purpose!"
The language barrier, and lack of funding were too much to conquor... it will have to wait until my piggy-bank has a sound when it shakes.

Thank you for the wonderful comments, everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I am satisfied to the teeth with the reward of just DOING IT (proving I am capable of action). Thanks really go to Indietalk, the mods, the judges, and the people who submitted for making this a great chance to exercise our minds and skills and get the "learnedness" that we love to get.

-Logan-

King Goldfish
05-01-2005, 11:30 PM
poor guy But the bunny luvs ya.. or is it batman :P

cute girl. BTW

Nique Zoolio
05-01-2005, 11:39 PM
:lol:

Spatula
05-01-2005, 11:46 PM
Thank you Goldie!
I will pass that comment to my girlfriend!

DirectorX
05-02-2005, 12:36 AM
Flippin funny, DUDE! I fell on the ground laughing and hurt myself!


Nice music and use of.

Caress a sleeping tiger! Hahaha
Your girlfriend has a sexy voice!

Nique Zoolio
05-02-2005, 06:04 AM
did he wash his hands?

SPaulovich
05-02-2005, 09:25 AM
That was hilarious, Logan. I assume it's even funnier if you watch iron chef shows - yes, I'm one of the few people on the planet who's never seen one.

The camera work was outstanding. Did you work out a shot plan ahead of time or was it done spontaneously?

I agree with Zen's comment: don't lose your source tape! With a little work on compression I'm sure you have a fine piece for festival submission!

bugman_jackson27
05-02-2005, 01:49 PM
That was very entertaining! I agree with everyone else on the source tape thing. Now... who's your chef?!!! I'll be saying that for weeks...

Disciple
05-02-2005, 01:56 PM
So damn funny... great job. I loved the dub overs and the iron chef references. I agree, too dark, but still excelent... and your g/f is hott. I especially loved the music, if you created it, extreme kudos.

HailtotheKing
05-02-2005, 03:12 PM
I really liked this one. To funny! The dubbing was great and I got a Kung-Pow feeling from it when I first started hearing it. Not a bad thing at all by the way! :) I won't say anything about the lighting as it has been addressed. I like the ending with the color hat. Nice touch! But who was that at the end? Was it BATMAN? Sorry I really couldn't tell. I think you should send this off to some film fests for sure!

Buttom line-Funny stuff!
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_19.gif

Shaw
05-02-2005, 03:39 PM
Nice man! This was incredibly funny :D. More so because I've seen "Iron Chef"! Keep the good stuff coming!

NicklausLouis
05-02-2005, 09:31 PM
Pure unadulterated silliness!!! This thing's right up my alley. I've been saying for the past 24 hours "Don't forget to butter both sides!!!"

Poke

Zensteve
05-03-2005, 02:51 AM
This movie has so many great catch-phrases.

You must have the highest water-bill on the block, btw... how long did that toilet flush for? :lol:

Spatula
05-03-2005, 03:08 AM
You must have the highest water-bill on the block, btw... how long did that toilet flush for? :lol:

HAHAHA! You're the second person to mention that... Amanda (GIRL) was telling me that today... I found the sound clip on the 'net and loved the length... just thought it would be appropriate to have the gurgling sound of a porcelian depositry overlaying some of the dialogue... to "spice it up" a bit... lol

EDIT: BTW- I'm still waiting for some critiques! Feel free to jab.. this was a learning experience and I won't be offened if you didn't like it! Voice yourselves! I want to know what jokes did and did not work, what edits seems out of place, etc... I for one am still a little dubious on the PiP shot, and the length of a couple others... please feel free to sling thy mud! It will be taken with gratitude!

SPAUL: I will be putting a website up for this, just for S&G (shits and giggles) and I'll post my stickmen storyboards... it was all hand-held, because Matt's tripod was in another city, but we're getting pretty good with the steady hand-held shots... Matt's a pro, lol..

Hail: Yes indeed, the caped crusader makes a cameo at the end.

Thanks everyone for the comments once again, and when submitting your vote for "The Perfect Sandwich" please feel free to dance wildly, and wave your arms in the air.

Also, I invite anyone to give the recipe a try... you won't be disappointed.
The secret ingredient is: HAHA- yeah right! It's a secret!

wstepe01
05-03-2005, 06:24 PM
I think Manganeese would have been a funnier metal.

--Bill

Mikey D
05-03-2005, 08:32 PM
That was fun indeed. I don't have much to add to what has already been said except the accents did seem to slip around a bit. I have the same problem though. All my accents always seem to eventually make their way to some bad imitation of a monty pythonesque french... think "I spit in your general direction."

My favorite line "Iron is too common, it will not do!"

NicklausLouis
05-03-2005, 11:46 PM
This movie has so many great catch-phrases.

"Gee the zoo sure is fun and also educational."

Poke

Spatula
05-03-2005, 11:51 PM
I think Manganeese would have been a funnier metal.

--Bill

Only a poopy-head would say something like that. Geez, "Bill", where do you get off? It's not like you wrote a special joke for this movie or anything!

Incidentally, Manganese was changed to Magnesium because a certain "actress" did not feel comfortable saying such an uncanny word... and we had to look it up on the internet to find out it was indeed, not a foriegn language.

NicklausLouis
05-03-2005, 11:53 PM
Didn't a certain narcissistic director dub over said actresses lines with his own voice?

Poke

Spatula
05-03-2005, 11:54 PM
No- that was her real voice. :)

Ok, got me there...

Zensteve
05-04-2005, 12:04 AM
Is wstepe01 the guy with glasses? :huh:

He was awesome.

His best part was...



Perfect you say? It will be subpar, at best.

Is that a... challenge?!

Take it is it is....

The look on his face is priceless :lol:

Spatula
05-04-2005, 12:06 AM
Nope- that's Madmanmatty... aka Matt Snowball... also a good chap.. Bill plays Macbeth in our feature.. unfortunately he couldn't make it out to the shoot, but that's ok... he'll be in the next one for sure! :)
Snowball is the master of deadpan.

NicklausLouis
05-04-2005, 12:43 PM
"Perfect you say? It will be subpar, at best."

What's so funny is he doesn't even know the dude.

Poke

wstepe01
05-04-2005, 02:39 PM
Couldn't make it!?!
I recieved an MSN message from my GF saying that "the sandwich movie dennis made was funny".
"Hey," I said. "I wrote a special joke for that."

--Bill

learnfilmonline
05-04-2005, 04:57 PM
Ha Ha that was great awesome work man.

Spatula
05-04-2005, 11:14 PM
Couldn't make it!?!
I recieved an MSN message from my GF saying that "the sandwich movie dennis made was funny".
"Hey," I said. "I wrote a special joke for that."

Well, your GF told me you couldn't make it! (Guess she wanted you all to herself) And I had some rum all saved for ye! :(

You actually wrote TWO special jokes for it, but the scene got cut due to time contriants whilst filming... AKA- the rum was opened.

Madmanmatty
05-05-2005, 01:48 AM
Personally I think more people should be asking why this movie cost $2,000 to make, or was that how much we spent on bread?

wstepe01
05-05-2005, 02:07 AM
Personally I think more people should be asking why this movie cost $2,000 to make, or was that how much we spent on bread?

Easy - He agreed to keep a Liberal intern on staff, and make campaign contrabutions from time to time.

ZING!
</canadian politics>

--Bill

NicklausLouis
05-06-2005, 12:31 AM
Man, you'd think such a funny film would bring only joy. Not political bickering.

Poke

wstepe01
05-06-2005, 01:28 AM
Man, you'd think such a funny film would bring only joy. Not political bickering.

Poke

T'was a mere jest, kind sir. I'm sorry if you took offence.

With all the other (Pope-related) news recently, I wasn't sure the sponsorship scandal would even reach the American media.

--Bill

NicklausLouis
05-06-2005, 01:35 AM
T'was a mere jest, kind sir. I'm sorry if you took offence.

I took no offense. And to be honest, I have no idea what goes on in Canadian poilitics. I was simply trying to be funny. But as I am a failure in life, so have I failed at being funny in this thread. I shall now retire to the East and remain Galadriel.

Poke

Spatula
05-06-2005, 01:55 AM
I have no idea what goes on in Canadian poilitics.

Neither does anyone else... including the politicians. I think it's because we have stronger beer..

I shall now retire to the East and remain Galadriel.

Precious???

Zensteve
05-06-2005, 03:10 AM
I think the bigger question is...

...why did you spend $2000 on the bread, and not the rum supply?! :cry:

FilmJumper
05-07-2005, 04:26 AM
I liked this film... Got the humor and silliness of it. I thought the actual sandwich making could be trimmed a bit. Other than that, I liked the editing.

The footage made it hard to even see the Chef's face... I watched it in a dark room and could barely see his eyes half the time but the humor seemed to make up for that.

The compression also made it a little hard to watch... I only mention it here because I think with better compression it would be a little more fun.

Good job.

filmy

Spatula
05-07-2005, 11:53 PM
I thought the actual sandwich making could be trimmed a bit.


Do you mean shortened, or cut faster? As in... is there anything that should be cut out completely, or should I just make some things a little quicker?

I'm still working on the compression... I'll probably have to re-capture the footage and see if I can EDL it... if not, I'll spend a day and recut, rescore and redub it using some critiscm... so if anyone has any sugesstions, or offers to do it for me, please make a note, and I'll see what I can do!
I'm getting a little sick of it, though... hopefully I'll be able to find the courage to go over it again!

BTW Filmy- thank you for the critique! Glad you enjoyed it!

lux
05-08-2005, 02:38 AM
havnt read anywhere but do you have a qt link i can download?

Zensteve
05-08-2005, 02:48 AM
Here you go, Lux. :cool:

http://www.zenweasel.com/ifilm/Sandawich2.mov

FilmJumper
05-10-2005, 03:22 PM
Do you mean shortened, or cut faster? As in... is there anything that should be cut out completely, or should I just make some things a little quicker?

I'm still working on the compression... I'll probably have to re-capture the footage and see if I can EDL it... if not, I'll spend a day and recut, rescore and redub it using some critiscm... so if anyone has any sugesstions, or offers to do it for me, please make a note, and I'll see what I can do!
I'm getting a little sick of it, though... hopefully I'll be able to find the courage to go over it again!

BTW Filmy- thank you for the critique! Glad you enjoyed it!

Spatula,

I think a little bit of both would go a long way in pushing the envelope... Every time I think I can't trim an edit, I go ahead and take just a little more off the beginning and end and BAM! In your face... LOL. I think it needs just a little more of that... Sparingly, of course...

filmy

Spatula
05-13-2005, 12:49 AM
I hear ya filmy...
I will try my best to put that suggestion into play, if I can expel my ADD and actually work on it again... :bang: ...

themodfather
05-25-2005, 01:16 AM
The Perfect Sandwich

What is the perfect sandwich?
Words alone cannot describe it.
You must see it, feel it, hear it, smell it, and yes... taste it.
Join GUY and GIRL as they meet the CHEF in their apartment and embark on a mystical journey to find...
THE PERFECT SANDWICH.

Running Time: 5:00 Minutes (on the dot!)

Matthew Snowball as "GUY"
Amanda Duncan as "GIRL"
Denis Logan as "CHEF" and "SECRET ENDING CHARACTER"
Written & Directed by: Denis Logan

For no budget or equipment (Snowball and his camera had to trek out here on a few buses) I'm pretty happy with the final result... sorry about the compression quality... I had to capture with a USB cable adaptor I bought for $9.99 at a surplus store.
So I guess we had a $10 budget...

Well, ENJOY YOURSELVES!
http://www.zenweasel.com/ifilm/Sandawich2.mov
meow

lux
05-25-2005, 07:49 AM
kool thanx 4 the link