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Posted: 7/17/2017 4:50:22 AM
Whazzup filmmaking addicts!  Welcome to SOCIETY FILM FESTIVAL, that might very well be the funnest film festival on earth.

I can finally say I am able to join in the fun by having completed my own motion picture for the very purpose.  

But first, to conveniently have it all together, let us once more enjoy the lovely submissions so far:

James Rogers:

Mike Conway:

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Posted: 7/17/2017 5:08:31 AM
And now, my feature presentation: 

Now it was a very difficult time in my life when the call came to start making our society videos. 

Not only was I in a physical, painful mess because of a car having run me over a while earlier, but two of my actors from my stable had just died.  Not to mention I still needed one of them for an upcoming collection of movies to be made.  His ascent to heaven left quite a void for me.  Death can be so depressing.    

Other than that I had a very crippling problem in my personal life that was basically keeping me prisoner.  Couldn't go forward, couldn't go backward.

And something else was casting a shadow on me.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg of problematic things that was draining my joy.      

So, the last thing I saw sense in was to play around making a "society video". 

But, now, having gone through the whole process, I can see why I had to do it.   It makes sense to me now more than it probably will make sense to any of you. 

While you may just see a movie, on a personal level for me, making this movie unlocked something and I was able to move forward again.  And I have been ever since the weekend I shot it.  It got me into motion again, so that I could do something else that got me into more motion and snowballed.  After that, other things started taking flame and I was free from my prison among other things.     

So, thanks filmmaking associating persons on this website, who insisted I make this movie even when I said it's not worth the trouble.  It all makes sense to me now.  

Well, now all that's left is to watch it, isn't there. 

So I present to you: 


I hope you have as much fun watching it as I had making it. 

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Posted: 7/17/2017 12:21:30 PM
 You know, after all the posts about it being 5% done, 10% done, 11% done, 12 and a half % done, "I know you are, but what am I?", etc. etc, etc, etc,.............  That was actually worth the wait.  Even though you were not in a bodycast or a wheelchair.  Even though you had to upstage my digital smoke.  It was still great.

I hope that James comes back and watches this, because it confirms why we put up with you, even after you bitch-slap us.  Despite some crass comments having been transmitted from your keypad, I am drawn to the man whose creative roots are largely derived from the family classics.

Some highlights for me:

Love the Marius lion.  

The opening trek is like a scene out of BAMBI, but with Marius in it.

Nice use of my cameo.  :>)

The robot collection!

Nice studio.

Finally, the exteriors of that miniature car were just dynamite!

I really liked it, Marius.  It was nice to see and hear the real you.  Too bad we are an ocean apart.  You would make for one hell of whacky neighbor.


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Posted: 7/17/2017 1:11:44 PM
 Wonderful job Marius. So many things going on I watched it twice. I'm going to watch it again so don't take it down. Like Mike said it was well worth the wait; you didn't disappoint. Not at all. I loved everything about your video.
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Posted: 7/17/2017 8:50:07 PM
 So, I watched it again.  Very slick production and it's a lot of fun.  You definitely set a new bar for Society videos.  I pretty much coughed mine out, didn't pick up the house, comb my hair, or anything.  Of course, it got posted the same day that James posted his, so not much of a production window on it.  I saw James' video and was immediately inspired into action.  Okay, I'm done making excuses.

I liked the humorous nods to the other videos (car in garage, missing scene, coffee, and smoking).  I'm impressed with all the different angles and jumpcuts.  Of course, your audio work really adds a lot - even the part where my mouth opens and you added that flatulent synth sound, or whatever it was.  It made me laugh.

Loved the fireplace settings.  Was the first fire an effect, but the fire by the piano real?  I looked into your sunglasses and saw a tripod, but there were a couple of moves, like the boom down into your studio.  Did you have some assistance?

Considering your recent injuries, you looked healthy and chipper.  Sorry, if that was hard to pull off, but you looked normal.  I thank you for taking my words to heart (showing us the real you).  I loved every moment.

Lastly, who were those two ladies?  Mom?  Aunt?

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Posted: 7/18/2017 12:09:20 PM
Thank you gents!  I'm very glad you derived utmost pleasure from my motion picture. 

"I pretty much coughed mine out, didn't pick up the house, comb my hair, or anything."

Your video was just fine dude!  Made me smile good a couple of times.  Mostly at your attitude and "nods" to james' video.  And I liked seeing your house too.     

Comb your hair eh?  Who you kidding?  It obviously seems you have one of those heads of thick hair that when cut in the right style, is a thick, lush, gorgeous helmet with not much maintenance required.  I honestly did not pick up any "messyness" of the hair.  I only see you saying it's messy.  Your hair would require extra styling and lots of product in order to get it messy.  Which wouldn't be messy in any definition of the word.  Your hair's perfect.  The kind of hair I sometimes craved in my high school days.  Really craved.   

Your hand movie seemed gripping.  By the way, if the hand crawling around by itself has no mouth, how can it scream like that?  And where can I watch it?

"Was the first fire an effect"

I put one of those animation heaters in the fireplace. 

I looked into your sunglasses and saw a tripod, but there were a couple of moves, like the boom down into your studio.  Did you have some assistance?"

It was all camera mic.  And there's no boom. 

You saw other movement?  It's possible you're picking up paranormal activity.  I get that sometimes. 

Considering your recent injuries, you looked healthy and chipper. "

I get carried away when doing my filmmaking.  Forget all about my pains and worries. 

But afterwards when my mind is no longer so occupied, it's a different story.  Especially that first scene with all the walking on uneven ground, took its toll by afternoon.  My foot in particular didn't seem to want to heal because I can never keep it still.  I use it too much. 

But that was also now almost two weeks or so ago.  It's a lot better now.  It's odd actually;  a few days ago it was still in pain.  Then instead of healing gradually, it just suddenly one day seemed lots better.  Odd how healing happens in jumps. 

who were those two ladies?"

Katherine Berg and Erika Cosekay.  They were in that scene on the DVD you have, then still titled KRONOBOTZ, fixing their old beat up truck.  

This red car is what they get in the last movie of the trilogy, so they finally have a car they can drive around gleefully.  How do they finally manage to get such a fine car?   To find out, get yourself and watch the "EENDAG:  The Stranger" 3 DVD set when it's released ;>)

you bitch-slap us" 

No idea what you're talking about. 

You definitely set a new bar for Society videos"

What, this old thing?  I just slapped something together for fun :)

Like I always say, if you're not gonna get money out of it, make sure you get as much fun out of it as you can.  And I think I did.  If I'm gonna do something filmmaky, I'm gonna do something proppa. 

Well, thanks again for lending your senses to view my production.  Now there's only Scott Aldridge's contribution to still look forward to before our society film festival is over.  I told him to add a little dance so hopefully he amazes us with whatever he's cooking up. 

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Posted: 7/21/2017 3:26:06 AM
Uh, hello?  Conway come in!  I asked where I may view your hand movie dude!  Do you have it somewhere online?

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Posted: 7/21/2017 3:40:48 PM
 That "hand" movie isn't online.  Perhaps, I'll put it up at some point.
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Posted: 7/29/2017 2:48:13 AM
Ok that fucking does it.  Aldridge, it's not like you're paying us to wait here!!!! 

Get off your lazy ass and finish the darn thing.  It's really been enough time now. 

I know I took a little more time because I wanted to make something nice, but even my something nice is LOOOOOOOOOONG finished now, so what's your excuse??

That's the problem with you americans.  All just fluff talk.  Seldom if ever do you deliver anything, nevermind the goods. 

Next time I come onto this site, your video better be here or you're going to find big accidents happen to little aldridges who don't get their shit together. 

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Posted: 7/29/2017 2:53:02 AM
"That "hand" movie isn't online.  Perhaps, I'll put it up at some point."

Yeah put up your hand movie online so it can be watched.  Why make it and just keep the film in your underwear drawer?  Not much of an audience in there, is there now?

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Posted: 7/29/2017 3:17:34 AM
 What can I say Marius? You're just a better man than I.

I'm getting it done. Don't worry. When is your 3 dvd set gonna be ready???  Hmmmmmmm?

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Posted: 7/29/2017 4:06:14 AM
Just do what Mike Crombie told me:  Just point the camera at yourself and say something dysfunctional. 

Oh that 3 DVD set is beautiful.  I'm not kidding.  She's one of the seven marvels of the universe. 

Soon my pretties.  Soon. 

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Posted: 7/31/2017 8:56:02 PM

I pride myself on being an expert on 50' and 60's Scifi movies and finally found the movie that robot is in from your video Marius. VOYAGE TO THE PREHISTORIC PLANET! GREAT MOVIE!

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Posted: 8/1/2017 1:14:29 PM
Sounds about right.  Never watched it. 

That piece dates back from years ago when I was into film distribution and some "business" said they got a big stockpile for sale.  Like 100 movies for $300 for resale or some crap. 

When the movies arrived, they were all just some old stuff the copyright had expired of, that those wankers downloaded off the internet and packaged all nicely and expensively and turned into their own product.  I was like whatthefark man, I can download these myself and resell to my leisure without paying some wankers to deliver things they get for free.  

I did have 30 days to send it back for a refund but funny enough I didn't bother. 

Then came the making of this "MARIUS from MOOIFILM CASTLE" movie and at first I had like james just a screen that said "Missing scene" in white text on black. 

But that was boring.  It needed something in the background that said technical difficulties. 

So I finally had a chance to use those old movies for something.  No idea why I thought of them after so many years but for some reason I connected them with film relatedness.   

First I used a scene of an atomic explosion. 

Then something else.  Can't recall what.  

Then I scrolled through that movie which is probably "Voyage to the prehistoric planet" if you say so.  Seemed cool.  I might actually watch that one now that you reminded me of it.

I found that robot piece.  Seemed to go with all the other robot thingies I have in that movie.  

And unbeknownst to me, you'd enjoy the scene like a hidden treasure easter egg hunt thingy.  

Glad to have provided you with a last gem of fun yo!  My movie is the gift that keeps on giving :)  

Well today was all Kronobot Kronobot Kronobot Kronobot Kronobot Kronobot as far as my "The Stranger" 3 DVD set is concerned. 

I'm used to working puppets but somehow after more and more and more shots, this Kronobot starts short circuiting my brain.  It's like what came natural in the beginning starts to become something I need to concentrate on and then I keep forgetting how and when to do what.   

It started out fun but then turned into frustrating work but then finally I seemed to "get it" again.  It seems as things go along, they evolve and get better.  It all just needs time to fall into place. 

Now I finally seem to get it right.  The lighting and the motion and the timing and the pacing and the dialogue and the white balance.  

Now if only my hand will get used to the Kronobot way of talking.  My hand is used to opening and closing a puppet's mouth when it speaks, but with this Kronobot I need to turn a swich on and off and on and off and on and off and on and off and on and off and remember to stop between sentences and then turn on and off and on and off and on and off and I must remember to stop when he stops talking. 

It seems my hand gets so into the on and off switching that it keeps switching the switch on and off when the robot is done talking, and I don't even notice until I finally realise OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD WHY IS HABITFORMING SO ADDICTIVE!!!!!  It's amazing how my hand becomes like a beating heart and just keeps repeating the same motion without my thinking about it. 

Anyway, I just need a lot more sleep so I can be a lot brighter.  Later Aldridge!  Enjoy enjoying things! 


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Posted: 8/1/2017 1:43:47 PM
 "It's amazing how my hand becomes like a beating heart and just keeps repeating the same motion without my thinking of it"

Careful there pal; this is a family forum.

You should watch VTTPP Marius. Since the film was shot in Europe, the robot is kind, helpful and benevolent. Just your type of robot. 

If it had been shot in the States, the robot would of went batshit crazy and ripped the heads off the astronauts. Which woulda been rad.

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Posted: 8/1/2017 11:11:11 PM
Oh great.  I give up.  I tried for two weeks now to get myself to go to sleep at 9pm.  Instead, I only fall asleep by 1:30am.  I'm not even gonna try further.  I'm just so tired now I can't think straight. 

"this is a family forum"

Family eh?  Please.  How many families come on here?  This website is just me and you having a chat.  Occasionally Mike Convict might say something, but most of the time he's got nothing. 

But I'm honored you think of me as family.  Awww, makes me all warm and fuzzy.  No wait, I'm just sitting on a plastic chair that makes my butt sweat with trapped body heat. 

Still, thanks for existing, whoever you are.  I was hoping to see you in your "society film" but apparently you're in no hurry to show yourself.  Maybe there's a reason.  You're probably Adolf Hitler or something trying to just live out your life in peace without being judged by the brainwashed sheeple.  I won't push you to do anything you're uncomfortable with.   

Well, gotta start the day.  Later Al!  Enjoy doing whatever it is you do.  I'm going to embed that movie here so I remember about it and watch a few seconds every time I scroll down this thread:

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Posted: 8/2/2017 11:38:18 AM
I tried watching some of this movie but it's a little slow and unconvincing to my taste.  And I'm not sure what's up with the color.   

But I did find at 36:45 I chuckle on my inside at the robot trying to pick up the tablets with his very crude claws.

And he has to try three times to close the helmet flap.  Har har.  

And them riding the robot at around 55 minutes in the lava. 

Meh, I guess this movie has its moments.  It's probably one of those movies that I dislike at first and then it grows on me the more I watch.  I'll watch some more.

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