Awesome Trailer Review!! —
Yes, it’s real.
Hi Jason, This looks well shot and edited. I can tell you really care for the people and their stories; it comes through in the way they address the camera. My only suggestion is that you might want to ease up on the dramatic piano and slow-motion. The tone you seem to be cultivating is pretty similar to "King of Kong"--which is great; that was one of my favorite films from last year. But the thing about "King of Kong" is that the director just let the people tell their own stories, and never tried to wring any emotion out of their expressions or words that wasn't truly there in that moment. In my opinion, that's the role of a documentarian: to make the feelings of the subjects in each moment as clear as possible--nothing more, nothing less. Keep the genuine interaction (and add music where it's appropriate, of course), but ditch the theatrics; that's my two cents. I do understand, however, that this was a trailer, not the finished film, and my overall impression is immensely positive. I can't wait to see the final cut. I've been interested in this project since I first read of it, and it's a thrill to finally see it coming together.
Keep them coming!
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Hilarious. Someone who doesn’t read your blog, apparently.
Another unexplained killing today as an arcade game-style joystick was found plunged deep into the heart of a geek in the west Rochester area. Clues are slim at the moment, but the most obvious pattern is that all of the victims owned a copy of King of Kong and had viewed Jason Scott’s GET LAMP trailer within the past 72 hours. This is one sick SOB. Back to you, Bob.
Sick SOB indeed, slutmuffin. In related news, are documentaries rotting you from the inside-out? Michael Moore and François Truffaut mudwrestle with each other and the facts after this.
While King of Kong may be fabricated, another documentary that uses the same style to stunning effect is Jesus Camp. It is a lot of fun to watch documentaries in that style and make up your own mind. It is left to the director, though, to make sure the editing is truly impartial.