Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lumberjack Storytime

Lumberjack Storytime from Neal Corl on Vimeo.

We shot this almost five years ago, but just got around to finishing it.  The bulk of it is meant to go into a larger film that's also in progress, but I thought it could exist on its own as a short. At first I posted it on Facebook only, it quickly got a few likes and then nothing.  I was frustrated because I see people pass around stuff that isn't all that good all the time.  And people always ask to see some of my stuff.
The whole experience led me to redefine how I use Facebook.  I've decided to use primarily it as an address book for old friends and colleagues.  I continue to keep tabs on those who post status updates and I've even commented here and there, but I am rethinking sharing what's going on with me.  I'm sure there's a better interface in the pipeline than Facebook or Twitter for personal news sharing.  I think they can coexist in ways that earlier social networks didn't.  For instance, I love having people that I worked with on photo jobs in NY in the 90s amongst my friends, but I don't think they want to hear about how much I love the Blazers or what my middle child said after school today.
Anyway, here's the film.  Please leave a comment if you enjoyed it.


Signore Direttore said...

Update - Just got an email response about the film from one of my most successful friends in the film business. He said he got a kick out of it and that he liked the style.

Signore Direttore said...

I've been sending the link to the video to a few more friends each day. I've been getting better feedback. One filmmaker friend in NYC sent me this:

"Awesome! Initial thoughts -- Has a really great look and feel (especially in this current HDSLR world). The green screen was really clean. Run time felt just right. Picture, sound, performances, vintage accoutrements also felt spot on. Great work from you and your team!"