AN EXPLANATION This was originally made as a short film for a digital filmmaking class at Emerson College. It was REALLY douchey – the assignment had all these guidelines and obstructions, so here’s what I had to adhere to: 1.) The video had to be about “what the city means to YOU.” Obviously trying to make us go the artsy route. 2.) It had to be 3 minutes and 30 seconds on the dot. 3.) It must not include any music. 4.) It can only have 20 cuts. 5.) It can only contain two credits – the title at the very beginning and the director’s name with the year at the end. Well…wasn’t I just excited to get started on this. I grabbed my friend Kurt to act in it and “play” me ranting about the subway in Boston, because, frankly, I couldn’t think of anything else the city meant to me. The video was made as nothing more than a spit in the face of the assignment, and to just be an obnoxious film out of all the artsy ones. But as it turned out, Kurt and I got SO lazy making the film and cared so little, the acting became very sloppy and improvised, as did my camera work and editing. The result is this film, and… …I think it’s pretty funny, all things considered. Oh, and it still somehow was totally the best in the class.
Video Rating: 4 / 5