Critics – Season One


 

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96 Responses to “Critics – Season One”

  1. Mandy Rogers on August 14th, 2009 1:07 pm

    Philip, you made your own drink, you can toast your own bagel! :)

  2. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 9:20 am

    I did toast it! You were supposed to bring it down to me! ;-)

  3. TraderAlamo on August 17th, 2009 9:51 am

    Oh, I am liking this…great idea, guys! While the world burns, the internet remains filled with the mavericks capable of saving us from our own demise.

  4. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 12:42 pm

    I look like I have been Tangoed. Must lay off the sunbeds ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1jywlZG74o

  5. Rob Imbs on August 17th, 2009 12:52 pm

    HHAhahahaa!

    I don’t think it matters which video you’re both watching, because the entire pay off is the dynamic between you both. Philip bullying Steve had me laughing out loud a bunch of times.

    And I hate to take sides, but I couldn’t agree with Steve more regarding violence in films. I don’t get the point of violence for sake of violence, it doesn’t speak to me.

  6. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 12:58 pm

    Totally agree with you Rob. Violence should only be there for a reason, the only real point for it here was it was for the angry film festival. If it had been made for anything else, then very bad!

    It was more that can’t believe how much of a pansy Steve is. Looking away during scenes of execution in The Sopranos?! I bet he cried when Bambi’s mother died too!!

  7. Josh Gooden on August 17th, 2009 1:24 pm

    I could not agree more with the critique of “A Thousand Words.” That is my all time favorite film on Vimeo. You guys should definitely check out the rest of his work. Its unbelievable.

    Why is the next episode so far away? Great stuff as always!

  8. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 1:26 pm

    How often would you like the episode to be Josh?

  9. Raymond J. Schlogel on August 17th, 2009 1:39 pm

    Loved it, great concept and really well produced … but then again wouldn’t expect any less from you guys. Looking forward to the next.

    - Ray

  10. Misa Garcia on August 17th, 2009 1:52 pm

    Great 1st Episode Guys, Love it, and want more, every week would be great, as there’s tons of stuff to review on vimeo. Can’t wait for the next one.

  11. Raymond J. Schlogel on August 17th, 2009 1:56 pm

    aCk, just noticed that the next one aint do out for a month? Build an audience guys! Once a week at least!

    BTW, stumbled on “A Thousand Words” some time ago and couldn’t agree more, an amazing piece. One of those rare ones where I was just totally engrossed and kept wondering what was going to happen. Huge kudos to Ted Chung.

  12. Rob Imbs on August 17th, 2009 2:01 pm

    I dunno, I still think that violence is used way to often. I’m so desensitized to it that I find it boring and distracting, it turns me off. That aside, you and I both know that Steve cried when Bambi’s mother died :)

    BTW, why do I feel like you knew that Steve didn’t like violence, so you picked that vid knowing how he’d react just so you could make fun of him?

  13. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 2:05 pm

    i picked it as i knew it would push his buttons!! :-)

    agreed violence is used to often. Especially in “torture porn” films like Saw. Just horrible.

  14. Josh Gooden on August 17th, 2009 2:12 pm

    Hey Philip,

    Every two weeks would be grand. It would match up with the other webisodic shows that live on Zacuto. I guess it all depends on how much content you guys shot when you were there and how many episodes you can cut out of that.

  15. iGert on August 17th, 2009 2:21 pm

    I absolutely love this new series of Zacuto. It’s all about us all, the people who make film. One way or another.

    One thing though: The last movie did not receive critics. That was taste. A good taste in my opinion because I don’t like violence either. But I would like to see real critics about the movie. Taste is personal and it can break down the moment in this show.

    Please continue this adventure and use Vimeo and Exposure Room. Both sites contain great stuff.

    I would absolutely love it when this show would appear twice a month. That also gives people more than enough time to watch it and give their own critics.
    Maybe combine it with tips about techniques and what hardware to use.

    Thanks guys! And don’t be so cruel on each other the next time!

    Gert
    http://www.hdvinfo.nl

  16. Philip Bloom on August 17th, 2009 2:26 pm

    It wasn’t me! Steve was a bully! I was very quiet!

    Thanks for commenting Gert.

  17. GPSchnyder on August 17th, 2009 2:36 pm

    First of all i really liked this 1st Episode of Critics. It’s a really cool concept and well executed.

    Would like to se it every week, maybe every two. But a one week cycle would be lovely.

    But what I would like even more would be a iTunes integration. I’d like to watch that on the train/while waiting.

  18. Dave Lawlor on August 17th, 2009 2:51 pm

    If you subscribe to our iTunes channel at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=304401776 we will be importing the new shows. Though there is usually a day or so delay in releases on our site compared to iTunes.

  19. iGert on August 17th, 2009 3:11 pm

    Yes! That is a great idea. Forgot all about it. Critics in that channel would be great. More rumble on the iPhone 3G[s]

  20. Michael Buffa on August 17th, 2009 3:26 pm

    Critics is just plain brilliant. The banter back and forth between Steve and Philip is hilarious. Besides all the funny bits I did enjoy hearing the critiques each gave on the videos that were reviewed. The only problem I had with it is that it ended too soon. Great job, can’t wait for the next one.

  21. gutsyheron on August 17th, 2009 3:42 pm

    great idea – love it – please continue

  22. Jennifer Connolly on August 17th, 2009 3:42 pm

    Gentlemen. Nicely done. Philip, I love your choice of both “A Thousand Words” and “Tarancino”.

    “A Thousand Words” definitely proved the addage of what a picture is worth. Although I’d have to say that it’s more “a look” is worth a thousand words. That young actor was brilliant. Can’t quite figure out how it’s meaning got past Steve! ;)

    Although I too am sick of violence, there is nothing angrier. Thus, “Tarancino” was a great pick based on the festival for which it was produced. Question…was it recognized at that festival?

    I must say I wasn’t a fan of the first pick although it would have worked well in a title sequence for the right film.

    I look forward to th next installment, if there is to be one!

    Cheers,
    Jennifer Connolly

  23. Stefan Gilgen on August 17th, 2009 4:51 pm

    First of all I like the idea very much. Discussing the films we’ve all seen already. But come on guys, get a bit more specific. This is called CRITICS! Tell us more in depth, what you like about the shots – why Do you like them. Right now it looks like: I show you, what I like and you agree (more or less). Keep on producing and 2 a month is the minimum.

  24. Adam Loretz on August 17th, 2009 5:34 pm

    Great production values, but without a greater aim than showing a handful of web films you like, the content feels a bit overshadowed by the style. We could all follow links to the movies shown and you guys could be making more of the show – literally. Sure, I understand the simplicity, but for me the show needs something else, maybe an episodic theme, something to critique, or choose different styles of filmmaking on the same subject. I still liked the show alot. Philip you could give George Hamilton a run for his money with yer tan and white teeth ; )

  25. Nick on August 17th, 2009 5:57 pm

    Beautifully done. Nice banter and great clips made this very enjoyable. We need more of this, and regularly please. iTunes will be a big help.

    Please – no ties Phil! It kills the cool suntan look.

  26. Michael Jones on August 17th, 2009 6:25 pm

    I love the dialogue that this opens up. I have followed Philip & Steve’s respective web content for some time and have had the pleasure of meeting Philip (albeit briefly) and I love what these guys are doing. I directed the “Tarancino” violent film, which is a complete piss take of the genre. It’s interesting to see the responses that it gets. Do you think the fact that it was done POV makes it seem more violent? Considering there is no blood, no gore, no visible victim having a violent act perpetrated on them from a 3rd person perspective? As is usually the case. If you break it down to it’s bare bones it’s an image of a man firing a weapon. The tone of which is agressive and violent.

    If this film was to be “classified” eg PG13 or R etc. What would it get? If the violent act is implied does it warrant the same classification as actually seeing it? I find this interesting as I used to work as an editor for censorship classification.

    I also agree wholeheartedly about the comments regarding violence for the sake of violence, it’s why we did this film.

    Can’t wait for the next one guys.

  27. Steve Weiss on August 17th, 2009 6:49 pm

    I really wasn’t crying when Bambi’s mother was killed, my allergies were acting up. Give me a break.

  28. Steve Weiss on August 17th, 2009 6:52 pm

    All right, I’ll talk to Scott and we’ll see if we can pump them out any faster. The big problem is editing. It’s hard to edit more then 2 FilmFellas, 1 Critics & a coule of Zacuto videos a month. Scott, what do you think????

  29. Steve Weiss on August 17th, 2009 8:21 pm

    Michael,
    Till you mentioned it, I didn’t realize that their was no blood. Interesting? The POV was extremely scary, probably because if feels like you are shooting the viewer. In hindsight this piece is actually a little more deep then when I first viewed it. I think I responded more to my repulsion of violence. Is the coffee spilling supposed to represent spilled blood? If so, cool metaphore.

    Interesting question about PG13 or R. I guess I would give it an R because I would not want a 13 year old to see it. I know people will jump all over me on this but I think violence in games and movies is directly realated to an increase in violence today. And whats more, I think we are exporting this concept globally in our films.

    I went to the school in the 60′s and 70′s and granted we were all talking about peace but nobody ever brought even a knife to school and there were no metal detectors and never a school rampage killing. Nobody ever even thought of touching there parents gun. That being said, I did manage to shoot myself in my hand in our basement when I was about 13, but that’s another story, I digress. I guess that’s why I call myself a lover and not a killer, nobody ever got hurt with a little love, well at least not in the 60′s or 70′s they didn’t ;)

  30. Steve Weiss on August 17th, 2009 8:39 pm

    Just so people know we review clips on politics, religion, sexual preference, as well as weddings, short films, demo reels, video diaries, corporate videos, just about anything. We don’t really talk about equipment, because both Phil and I don’t really think great equipment makes for great filmmaking. Great filmmaking is skill and creativity. Some of the reviews will get personal opinion in them. You can’t help it. These films are supposed to move us and when they do, we say how we feel. A critique to me is a personal experience of the viewing of a film, and in this show you are getting two of them. I hope you enjoy.

  31. Max on August 17th, 2009 8:53 pm

    Nice premiere!
    Good thing you guys are picking on each other… guess those parts were first take… no chance to get away with beeing called a pussy….

    Really like Ted Chungs work, found two more…
    Here is a link to all three : http://exposureroom.com/members/TC.aspx/assets/5486ee5858614e59a07bcd7e28764b43/

    His Berlinade entry “on tme” is amazing.

    I also agree with Josh… the time gap between the episodes is to long…
    Crush down a few days of waiting!!!

    From Germany…
    Max

  32. Scott Lynch on August 17th, 2009 9:00 pm

    I think it’s possible. Especially with Daniel onboard now and with the new systems coming in, I think we can crank them out a little faster.

    We all put a lot of work into the videos, so as long as we don’t sacrifice quality for quantity, we might be able to do 2 critics shows a month.

    But its great to see that you all like the show!

  33. Steve Weiss on August 17th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Wow. I had not seen Ted’s “On Time”, Ted is really got it. He’s like a young Hitchcock. He is truely going to become a famous director. There is nothing to say but it’s fantastic, the lighting, acting, music, cinematography, screen direction, scound, camera movement, directing. Like Phil said, there is not one thing I would change!

  34. Martin Clabburn on August 18th, 2009 4:58 am

    Great webisode. Steve, glad your sister pointed me in your direction. BTW I laugh when Philip used the word ‘wanky’. British swear words are the best :-)

  35. Steve Weiss on August 18th, 2009 7:46 am

    Hey Martin, glad to have you here, you wanky bastard ;)

  36. Cristina on August 18th, 2009 8:22 am

    Very cool! Looking forward to seeing Philip call everyone a p*%#@y….
    No, seriously, how often will you be doing this?
    Weekly please!

  37. Rob Imbs on August 18th, 2009 11:11 am

    I’d say that implied violence is not as bad as actually seeing it.

    For me, the dramaticism of the violence is what should determine the MPAA rating on a film. I think that how the violence resonates with a viewer in the context of the story makes it more or less shocking.

    That aside, again, I think that violence and sex are easy ways to arouse a viewers attention. I’m always very aware of it when I’m watching a film, and I consciously make a decision as to weather it is valid or relevant to the story.

  38. soufian ratib on August 18th, 2009 1:32 pm

    I think Dr Bloom is offending ! Weiss plays it cool while the other guy is a little annoying. Great dolly and cool lighting by the way ! The video where the guy gets shot as he drinks coffee is according to me, stupid, nonsense, and irrational.

  39. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 2:10 pm

    Steve’s favourite films are High School Musical 1,2 & 3.

    Go figure!

  40. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 2:11 pm

    Dan is v talented. Am sure he will do an excellent job. Although Ed is hard to beat!

  41. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 2:13 pm

    Content is king, no matter what it is filmed on, but we do raise in one episode about putting what it is filmed on in the title. Personally i like to know what it is filmed on, whether it’s on Vimeo or on TV or at the Movies. It fascinates me but it is far from the most important thing!

  42. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 2:15 pm

    Not the correct use of “wanky” there Steve.

    Martin can be a “wanker” but not a “wanky bastard”. He can also be a bit “wanky” too but that is not often used.

    But of course Martin is none of these. He’s a top geezer.

  43. Rob Imbs on August 18th, 2009 2:47 pm

    I agree, Dr. Bloom is annoying, Phil Bloom’s alright tho ;-)

  44. Rob Imbs on August 18th, 2009 2:49 pm

    Looking to learn British slang, here’s a dictionary – http://www.effingpot.com/slang.shtml

  45. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 2:58 pm

    Dr. Bloom is handy to have around in case that old fella Steve Weiss has a funny turn!

  46. Rob Imbs on August 18th, 2009 4:06 pm

    I thought his favorite film was “the Indian in the Cupboard”?
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113419/

  47. Philip Bloom on August 18th, 2009 4:32 pm

    that’s a great film but I think the Indian shoots someone with a bow and arrow and it made Steve blub!

  48. Liam Mulvey on August 18th, 2009 11:31 pm

    think taracino was rather clever actually. Tarantino meets capacino anyone, rather clever actually. Can’t believe as great as you are mr bloom you missed the rather witty refrence there.

    that said a thousand words was really a wonderful film

  49. Michael Jones on August 19th, 2009 1:02 am

    Hey Steve, thanks for the comments. Another thing that I forgot to mention, but when I read one of your other comments on here (about reviewing clips on politics, sexual preference etc) it jogged my memory. This is not directed at you by the way… But I think it should be pointed out that the ‘depiction’ of an act or expression of an attitude in a film does not equate to the filmmaker condoning such act’s or supporting such attitudes in real life. I see that often films are interpreted that way by viewers though. Eg “Ken Park” or “Kids” drummed up a bit of that. Anyway mate, it is now my mission to dish up another film that you may be able to review on critics. Love it. Keep it up.

  50. Michael Jones on August 19th, 2009 1:05 am

    We both copped a hiding on that one Philip! :-)

  51. Josip Majer on August 19th, 2009 2:11 am

    i just love what you guys do. So awsome to see ppl enjoy stuff they do for living.

  52. Rob Imbs on August 19th, 2009 9:33 am

    We should stop picking on Steve. He sheds alot of tears… but that’s who he is, and that’s what makes “critics” so great.

  53. martin clabburn on August 19th, 2009 10:19 am

    Glad you put him staright Philip, I’m still in a state of shock to be(almost) called ‘a wanker’. Whilst the act is fine by me, being called it by anyone but your best friend in a bit confrontational. I’ll let you off this time ;-) . Perhaps swearing would be a good topic for one of your later talks.

    Martin (top geezer) Clabburn

  54. Steve Weiss on August 19th, 2009 11:00 am

    Who’s calling me old????
    I love it, Bloom is coming off as the prick when really it’s me hehe

  55. Steve Weiss on August 19th, 2009 11:06 am

    Good point Michael, I’ve made a ton of videos for Jim Beam and I am extremely against drinking and driving, but it’s just a gig. But the point of the social/political clips is to get us talking here in the comments and that’s what I think will happen. Thanks for bringing up that valid point.

  56. Steve Sherrick on August 19th, 2009 2:32 pm

    I like the new show guys. I’ve read Philip’s articles and reviews of gear over the years but have never met him in person. Seems like you guys have a good chemistry. Who knows, maybe this turns into the modern day Siskel and Ebert. I know someone mentioned that you should go more in depth in your critique, but I’d actually rather see how you react to the films. It’s kind of interesting. Steve’s reaction to violence surprised me, not that I expected he would love violence, but it seemed to leave him speechless as if he couldn’t even deal with the fact that the film had been made. I’d run with that concept. Now if you have already seen the films, I suppose that makes it tougher to have a natural reaction, but still I would vote for keeping it loose.

    Nice work!

  57. marci on August 19th, 2009 4:15 pm

    Steve and Phillip,
    I really loved it. You 2 guy’s were really good together. I still have to say I like Steve more, but you were really good Phillip.
    Hey can anyone tell me how to upload a pic on this here site.
    Love you guys
    Marci

  58. marci on August 19th, 2009 4:18 pm

    Ya, I forgot, really good chemistry between you.
    I’m with Steve on the no violence, never see those movies. Maybe it’s a Weiss thing.
    Great Show

  59. Augusto Alves da Silva on August 19th, 2009 6:52 pm

    Really liked the idea… These are the right contents for our channel Steve. Forgot all about it?

  60. Michael Valinsky on August 20th, 2009 12:12 am

    Great dynamic between Steve and Philip. Lot of fun to watch. Look forward to seeing the next one…

  61. Tom Guilmette on August 20th, 2009 12:25 am

    I finally got to a computer to see this show. Looks great. Simple, but effective web television show.

    Liked the chemistry between that English fellow and the Zacuto guy.

    Thanks for discussing my favorite film on Vimeo to date, “A Thousand Words”.

    Tom Guilmette
    from that dot com website

  62. Lorand Toth on August 20th, 2009 5:41 am

    Of course you realize that you will get thousands of mails from vimeo users with “Philip do me” and “Steve, do me this week” :) )
    I cannot pass this without commenting…. who does the edit? Is the term of “Axis of Action” known over there? Is funny because u guys are “critics” but the show is full of edit mistakes…. or it is some dramaturgical metaphor that I don’t get.
    Great content!

  63. Rhys Day on August 20th, 2009 8:12 am

    hahaha, awesome.

  64. Steve Weiss on August 20th, 2009 9:17 am

    Lorand,
    I’m married and am not supposed to be “doing” anyone. ;)

  65. Susan Rapp on August 20th, 2009 1:19 pm

    Raymond, you’ll be happy to know we listen and we will be releasing new webiodes every 2-weeks. Next: Aug 31st!

  66. Raymond J. Schlogel on August 20th, 2009 1:51 pm

    Good call! Looking forward to it! =)

  67. Kevin Garcia on August 20th, 2009 4:23 pm

    im so looking forward to the next episode, and im gonna be at WEVA with JAG35 crew, hope to meet you Philip, lots of good things i hear about you, here at the headquarters. :)

  68. marci on August 20th, 2009 4:26 pm

    Here I am , I didn’t think it posted. as usual I can’t upload a picture…Steve can you?

  69. John Moon on August 20th, 2009 4:45 pm

    Loved it! The “pussy” remark resulted in lots of laughter here in the studio.

  70. Pedro Paiva on August 20th, 2009 6:25 pm

    This Phillip Bloom guy is really rude. He may be a very talented DP but he could learn to be kinder to other people.
    “please shut up, I’m trying to watch” and then “why are you touching me”?
    Come on!

  71. Ed Pickart on August 20th, 2009 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the input, I checked the show and I don’t see any mistakes.

    Time “compression” techniques? Interesting and dynamic shot choices? The occasion pleasing jumpcut? Yes, but no mistakes.

    BTW, my editing is FILLED with metaphor, but absolutely no dramaturgy whatsoever.
    ;D

  72. Steve Weiss on August 20th, 2009 8:31 pm

    Phil’s just kidding around, in real life he’s a lot of fun and always kidding.

  73. Steve Weiss on August 20th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Not true, never saw High School Musical 1,2 or 3, some of my favorites are: The Graduate, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence Of Arabia, Contact, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Rear Window, The Great Dictator, Planet of the Apes, Bob, Ted Carol & Alice, The Mission, Fitzcaraldo, Life is Beautiful, Amadeus, Clockwork Orange, Roman Holiday, To Kill A Mockingbird, Witness For Prosecution, Judgement At Nuremberg and Bambi

  74. Steve Weiss on August 20th, 2009 9:17 pm

    Yeah, you tell him Marci.

  75. Ron Dawson on August 21st, 2009 12:14 am

    Great show guys. And by the # of replies, I think you have yourself a hit. I like the logo/titling you came up with for the show. It really works. And I like the lights in the background.

    I’ll also throw in my praise for “A Thousand Words.” Great storytelling. And not a word said. Shots were will directed, but didn’t draw attention to themselves. I sometimes get the feeling that a lot of filmmakers want to throw in cool Steadicam and/or dolly shots just because they can. Everything here seemed to work to move the story forward.

    As far as the violent movie, I have no problem with violence, I just felt like this one made no sense. I guy walks up to some other guy and shoots him. Okay. Why? I really didn’t even get the idea he was mad per se. And was he a Hasidic Jew. Was it some kind of revenge killing on a skinhead or something. Confusing. If not, wardrobe was weird.

    Looking forward to the rest.

  76. Philip Bloom on August 21st, 2009 3:57 am

    Hi Pedro,

    Steve and I are good friends, it’s purely banter. There is no way I would speak to someone I didn’t know well like Steve that way.

    Best,

    Phil

  77. Lorand Toth on August 21st, 2009 5:20 am

    I keep telling myself that I have to forget everything I’ve learned in film school…

  78. Paul Reed on August 21st, 2009 8:09 am

    I think the English humour may not have crossed the pond too well there. If you take a look at Philips blogs, you might get a better idea of what English sarcasm/humour is.

  79. Paul Reed on August 21st, 2009 8:09 am

    Top job guys. Will you be flying over to Zacuto for each ones of these Philip, or sending the Bloom clone?

  80. Tim Sarquis on August 21st, 2009 2:07 pm

    Finally got around to watching “Critics”! Amazing! Its great to get a different view points from different filmmakers. Can’t wait till the next show! Maybe a special editing wedding film episode?

  81. Tim Danyo on August 21st, 2009 4:47 pm

    Production can be so much fun with a good crew and good talent. Great vids.

  82. Philip Bloom on August 21st, 2009 5:10 pm

    I get the Z-Jet for each recording Paul of course ;-)

  83. Philip Bloom on August 21st, 2009 5:11 pm

    It’s the best isn’t it Paul!

  84. AMANK on August 21st, 2009 11:58 pm

    this is great
    can’t wait for the next episode
    and hope you critic my video…:-D

  85. Ed Pickart on August 22nd, 2009 2:39 am

    Not at all. The point is to keep those “rules” in mind so we know when and why to “break” them.

    With each edit decision I ask myself if I buy it and whether the cut distracts from the content or supports it. With this show Philip and Steve are pretty funny – most of the time. It’s up to me to keep things moving forward when needed and otherwise to just pick the best shot that reveals what happened and maintain a rhythm that flows through it.

    With FilmFellas — breaking the axis, jumpcuts and time-compressing, faux-matchcuts are all devices I use to intensify the interaction and sharpen the dialogue.

    Knowing the rules and breaking them with intention can be a powerful tool.

  86. endeavour_uk on August 23rd, 2009 4:46 am

    and Simon Cowell would have wanted more money ;)

  87. endeavour_uk on August 23rd, 2009 5:12 am

    Really enjoyed episode 1 although I had lots of technical issues with the flv version which means I have seen the start rather more times than the end. Don’t know if it was busy your end or whether it was the piece of string British Telecom use in rural Wales going slack again.

    Last night I watched it again from iTunes which meant I could push it through my AppleTV and projector. I must say it stood up really well to the big screen treatment. It does bring an extra dimension watching these as you would a movie rather than from a monitor. This is especially true of the ones designed originally for festivals.

  88. Philip Bloom on August 23rd, 2009 10:01 am

    we do review some wedding stuff coming up but not as a special episode. It may happen at some point though!

  89. Dave Lawlor on August 23rd, 2009 11:14 am

    The Apple TV download comes from the same servers as the FLV download so I don’t know if it was a connection issue. The other thing is we do progressive download so if you hit play then pause it the whole webisode will download in the background so you can rule out a connection issue. The player does execute on your local machine so if you had other programs open or tying up your processor/RAM on other things it can cause the issue. If you have consistent issues with a page, just do a full refresh to see if the player just had an issue loading.

  90. Derek pell on August 25th, 2009 1:03 am

    Man, I’m a fan. Great stuff, Steve. I’m hooked.

  91. Cliff Etzel on August 25th, 2009 11:34 am

    I have to say watching A Thousand Words – what a beautiful short film. Thanks for showcasing it.

  92. Joely on August 27th, 2009 11:03 am

    HAHAHAH Steve you and Philip together are so funny!!!

  93. Paul Reed on August 27th, 2009 4:28 pm

    It’s funnier when only a small selection of people get it. I’m pretty sure a fair bit of what you said in that vid went over a lot of people’s heads. Some of it had me in fits.

  94. David Komer on July 18th, 2010 1:42 am

    Hey guys, really enjoying the show!

    I have a question though- Steve, you have spot on comments about the lack of well crafted stories on the internet. Why not write/direct some for Zacuto?

    I’m not saying it to be critical, just that I’d really love to see some stories online and be able to talk with the writer/director, or at least hear their explanation.

    It’d be a great way to learn and hopefully cause a chain reaction of more people telling stories.

  95. Steve Weiss on July 18th, 2010 6:11 pm

    I’d love to David, but with my two show FilmFellas & Critics, specials like the shootout and our new DSLR lighting series, coming up with product ideas and running Zacuto I’m a little short of time to create a drama short.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to and I will in the near future.  Currently, working on a music video for Brad Cole.
    Steve

  96. John Shand on August 25th, 2010 3:20 pm

    Philip i remember that documentary about gay conversion. What was your role in that programme?





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