Yesterday I saw over at Metal Hygiene a classic prank from Allen Funt’s ‘Candid Camera’: the victims enter the elevator with three actors who employ unusual activities during the ride. It clearly illustrates the influence group behavior has on an individual, especially in tight spaces.
People aren’t so different from sheeps after all. This prank reminds me of something that happened to me a year ago or so, which I will call:
On My Way Up… I Think
Place: Building condo on my way to visit a friend
Date: Saturday afternoon
Time: 3 o’clock-ish
I enter the elevator lobby. A man comes in and faces the control panel. He pushes the button to his final destination, and says:
Rider: ‘Hello! How are ya?’
Me: ‘Oh. I’m fine, thanks… you?’
Rider: ‘Good, good. Where are you heading?’
Me: ‘Ninth floor, please. Thanks!’
The man doesn’t push the button, and mind you, the control panel is right in front of him. He then says:
Rider: ‘Ugh! I am exhausted! Lately I’ve been working seven days a week and over 12 hours each day. But I’m finally home now.’
Me: ‘Well, that’s good. Uh… are you going to push nine for me?’
He doesn’t move, but says:
Rider: ‘Oh! You’re with so-and-so? Say hello to her for me! On your way here, can you please bring us a bottle of wine and some capers? Yeah, man. See you in a bit!’.
He was talking to somebody else on his wireless headset all along and I didn’t notice because he was facing the wall. How embarrassing is that?!
Wow! I just love this commercial…
… and I love NYC too.
This is the trailer of a documentary about national debt: a topic that is growing rapidly but is greatly ignored. Would it have the same exposure of ‘Fahrenheit 911’? We’ll see.
Very funny! I had to play this video a few times in a row.
[New Zealander’s and their messed up accent. No offense.]
The Name: Drunk History Vol. 3 – Featuring Danny McBride
The Concept: To get people really drunk and have them tell you what they know about history, then have the scenes being acted out hilariously by famous actors.
The Creator: Derek Waters
A note: If you don’t laugh, you’re made out of stone.
Probably my favorite filmmaker is Adam Pesapane (or PES for short). He can do more with a matchstick, a bag of candy corn, colored pencils and a simple camera than any other film maker with a full crew and a big budget. This is his latest short film called ‘Western Spaghetti’… you’ll regret not watching it:
Wanna see more? All of the shorts and commercials on his site are worth a visit.
The Adicolor company gathered a group of directors and independent artists who were assigned one of seven colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Black or White). The idea was to created a film based on their emotional and creative response to that color. All films were released back in 2006 one at a time over a two month period.
Roman Coppola (son of Francis Ford Coppola) and Andy Bruntel created this short film for Adicolor based on the theme of ‘Red’ called “The History of Red”. Roman has directed videos for The Strokes and Daft Punk.