>god tier director
>smart enough to have been an engineer before he made movies
>better looking than tons of movie stars
>posts on /tv/
Is there anyone more based than Shane Carruth?
Does he post on /tv?
I read the synopsis for his next story and it sounds interesting but also kind of boring, like not a lot happens.
Shane, can you make a scifi movie similar to Moon? You'd kick ass in telling a story like that.
Any money Primer made from DVD sales, licensing to Netflix and the like, tv showings (I've seen it on IFC and HBO before), and the half million it made at the box office went 100 percent to him. He also consulted on Looper.
>Makes better movies than the majority of hollywood productions
I understand if you don't like him but I honestly can't see how you can say you aren't impressed by him.
Because you're a gullible retard.
Only a retard would be so pretentious to do everything by himself instead of getting a competent team to make his films.
Though it's obvious that you like this guy because you know shit about filmmaking.
>Only a retard would be so pretentious to do everything by himself instead of getting a competent team to make his films.
Why? His work is better than most big budget movies with cities worth of people behind them.
But I guess you are right, there is only one objectively correct method to make art.
My friend and I were suprised that he didn't go to cannes with Upstream Color but then we heard about the Jewel Heist. I called up my friend after I heard and said "I guess he did go to cannes after all."
I love him but he's not a very good actor, especially compared to the amazing woman he cast against himself in Upstream Color.
Is it a joke that he posts on /tv/ like /lit/ claims Pynchon posts on /lit/ (he did though)?
i don't think it has anything to with pretense at all
i think it just comes down to two things: money and care. he has a vision for his film and he knows that he will do the ustmost he can to bring that to fruition.
it is truly impressive what he has done. it may not be viable for a lot of people and it is stupid in some regards, with production time being one of them. but he has proved that you do not have to have a big production company or crew behind it to make a genuinely good film that can stand up with the blockbusters.
you can have a idea for a film and you can do it by yourself if you have to. it's amazing that everything from upstream color stemmed from him
I would expect /tv/ to be singing this guys praise since he is relatively unknown and good. He also seems like the embodiment of what /tv/ would want to be; a lone filmmaker creating art outside the grasp of the meddling jewproduction companies.
Strange to see such a mixed reception.
Also, how was it that Prime looked more grainy than a wheat farm yet UC was so beautiful?
He's a bit like Chris Cunningham. While it's fantastic that they are learning every aspect of filmmaking themselves...they're also gettimg old and not generating as much output as they could. They're going to leave a lot undone.
>god tier director
Go back to watching Dumb and Dumber To with the other mouthbreathers
Primer was shot on Super 16. Cheap offcuts at that. Not a lot of money for color grading and the like.
UC was shot on a DSLR. Post production done in his bedroom.
Primer is a minor miracle for it's cost in terms of budget. Just look at Clerks, which cost about 80 grand more.
It was mainly the fault of the digital intermediate we used. Digital scanning increases the grain in an image. If you saw it projected it would be much crisper. The only scene that I think is strictly distracting is the fountain scene and even that looked okay when projected.
I don't think it is that hard but I can see why people would be confused. It shouldn't really take more than two viewings though. The most confusing part is probably the part with my dad in it. I would probably cut it differently if I did it today.kshadag was
That's obviously a cropped and up-scaled image, even the sd trailer on youtube has less noise. protip, that isn't even film grain, it's digital noise, which obviously has to do with the compression of whatever video file that's from and not the actual movie.
It will be a larger production but a lot of it will still be me. I'm perfectly set up to use a GH4 but I might just rent an Alexa or RED. It was real hell working with the GH2.
I hope it's likely.
That's not what film grain looks like.
actually it's a 100% crop from an official promo still, which is 3900 x 2351 pixels big, which I assume the size of the 4K master, or close to it.
And of course an SD trailer on YouTube has less noise; that's called compression. More noise = More fidelity
>I'm perfectly set up to use a GH4 but I might just rent an Alexa or RED.
If you plan on purchasing a camera I'd go with a Blackmagic for the extra dynamic range and more malleable files. the only real advantage I can see with the GH4 is 4k. Renting is probably a better option.
There is no such thing as complete control under a studio. Maybe you'll have creative control but they won't let you near trailers or marketing. I tried with A Topiary and I'd have to get a lot of assurances.
I think it's just one guy that desperately wants him to be real.
Shane is like /tv/ wish fulfilment. They dream one day to be a famous, respected indie filmmaker who still browses /tv/
nah man, Canon DSLR's shitty codecs unless you install ML and Nikon are still behind for video. The best options are mirrorless (GH4 /A7s) or cinema cameras (Blackmagic /Digital Bolex)
>You should read /vid/ threads on /p/
I do lol. You're not DD are you?
>quads followed by trips
Truly a god amongst men.
I saw one of his live shows.
It was crazy. I never knew he was such a big drinker - and the longer the night went on the more drunk and beligerent he got. He assigned a personal rating to all the women in the audience (giving my friend a strong 8 because 'papa like de dark chaclit'). He barely even spoke about filmmaking, just listed off a bunch of directors he could beat in a fight.
I don't even know why they bothered booking him to be honest. By the end he was just lying on the stage shouting words like 'egregious' and 'math-infused storytelling'.
>By the end he was just lying on the stage shouting words like 'egregious' and 'math-infused storytelling'.
I did a live show once.
It was crazy. I was drinking a lot at the time - and the longer the night went on the more drunk and beligerent I got. I assigned a personal rating to all the women in the audience (giving one girl a strong 8 because, as I put it at the time, 'papa like de dark chaclit'). I barely even spoke about filmmaking, just listed off a bunch of directors I could beat in a fight.
I don't even know why they bothered booking me to be honest. By the end I was just lying on the stage shouting words like 'egregious' and 'math-infused storytelling'.
I really hope Shane and Keanu Reeves do a movie together as brothers. They really look alike, or at least share a lot of similar features...
Personally I love Primer, and really wanted to love Upstream Color, but it just doesn't have the staying power that Primer does. I do think it's a very unique, innovative and truly mind-bending film. Unlike most people, I hated the score for the most part, and the digital cinematography really suffered compared to Primer's 16mm. however, when people talk about the possibilites and future of cinema, Carruth is most certainly at the forefront.
really excited for The Modern Ocean, although I wonder if it will have any Caruthian elements besides a byzantine narrative
My prognosis is founded on 3 basic assumptions:
1.) That you did not read the rest of the post, commensurately written in jest, and therefore did not see the intended satire.
2.) You aren't aware of the patterns and rhythms that comprise copypasta, which the post strongly resembles in its substance and candour.
3.) That you did believe everything that post says, and you are in fact a pre-pubescent naif who was born yesterday, and as such you have no concept of humour or satire.
the whole post of a copypasta is that it's adapted to fit the required context of the subject. the subject in this case is a filmmaker, so the context of a live show is nonsensical.
ok, look. I guess you're new here or something. copypasta being hastily adapted to fit the theme of the thread is funny because it's incongruous, not because it's genuinely applicable.
is "Real" Shane still here
what is your top 10 favorite films? you should do a Criterion Top 10 someday
what do you think of Roko's Basilisk? I always thought it felt like something straight out of one your films. is that a fair assumption?
>tfw its 99% not him and I'm just asking questions to noone
There's a lot of jockeying for credibility. I have to doubt that the majority of people on /tv/ like or have seen the movies they are talking about, let alone the movies they say they hate.
I don't like doing top tens. It changes depending on how I feel. I don't own that much criterion either. I'll just say that I have a lot of the influences you'd expect and some you wouldn't. The Limey by Stephen Soderbergh for instance.
Roko's Basilisk is interesting but I don't think an AI would have the ability to violate the laws of physics and retroactively effect lives. The idea sounds more Lovecraftian if he had the chance to live in the modern world.
would you ever do a Criterion for Primer? their print remasters are pretty insane. word has it they're working on the famously damaged McCabe & Mrs Miller right now
also, I saw Primer when I was maybe 12 after my dad and I saw it in a Dallas video-store and it essentially kick-started my love of films along with a few others (namely Akira). now whenever I watch it it brings me back to Dallas and I feel very comfy
do you still keep up with Soderbergh? I'd imagine as a "one-man-band" yourself you'd see him as a kindred spirit. I just read recently that he's not returning as director for Magic Mike XXL, but as cinematographer, which is probably the first time that's ever happened in Hollywood.
I'm glad I could help.
Soderbergh is really tired of dealing with executives and is extremely skeptical about the direction of studio movies. Being a cinematographer carries less stress and less frustration because he won't have to deal directly with executives.
While you're here, I just wanted to say good fucking work. I'm a writer myself (only a writer, I really don't know how you manage music and directing and shit on top of it all) and you've been a serious inspiration. Which says a lot, considering I can think of only a few other examples, most of them being books. Most of them relatively old books, at that. It's in the way you think, and it's a gift not many people have or even understand. I'm immensely grateful that you're using it.
>his mannerisms are feminine
And? There are plenty of straight guys that look gay as fuck, minor subtleties don't mean shit. Also I'm pretty sure he would just say it, who from his fanbase is really going to give a flying fuck.
It doesn't really matter. I'll keep making movies regardless.
I guess we picked the same word for the trip. It's a pretty common word.
Thanks, but I don't think anything I do is actually that hard. All of the information anyone needs to do what I do is available on the internet. The hardest part is the writing and execution of an idea.
Some, but I actually know genuinely straight guys who other people thought were gay. And they would have told me, considering I'm bi. What am I going to do, tell them to get the fuck out faggot?
Then get a new one. Also I'm
and I was mainly referring to the writing. Most people write a script because they want to be famous, they want to make a movie to show off to their friends and family. They don't care what it is, as long as other people like it. But you, and others like you, tell stories because they need to be told. It's not as common as you think.
How about you shut the fuck up you fucking retarded faggot ok sorry that was rude and you're right it doesn't matter that he's gay, he makes great movies and he should be proud, or not, I don't know his stance on being proud, perhaps it's too invasive to the human psyche and similar sounding stuff.
I hope he liked Spring Breakers.
I wouldn't say my stories need to be told but I think that a lot more people are interested in making something of artistic merit than you think especially as they get older. In teens I can see what you are talking about, the desire for unwarranted notoriety is pretty pervasive in young ages but if someone is still interested in making something, the actual act of making it, they probably have a lot more integrity than you think.
Fair enough, though you give more credit to humanity as a whole than I ever could. It could be cynicism, I prefer to think of it as realism (which I suppose is what a cynic would say). Okay, this will sound odd and might also be hard to believe, but regardless I can do this thing where I assume the mindset and point of view of someone else once I understand enough about how their mind works, and fuck dude your head is one of the comfiest places ever. It's the equivalent of a dark room with a lit fireplace and a light snow outside. I don't really know how else to put it. It's very...calm, I guess.
Well, I have a hobbesian view of man and nature on a societal level. On an individual basis I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. My cynicism will come out in a project I have planned for much later in my career.
Have you looked at the Sony a7s as a camera to use for shooting, my god, the footage on that, with that ISO.
Seriously look at a Sony a7s or Sony F55s if you are looking for a camera to shoot with
The s-log on the two is beautiful
/r/ing pics, I need them to-uh-prove that it's really you. Yeah that's it, I don't believe that you're the real Shane. It's not like I have a massive crush on you or anything. I swear.
Yes, I have seen it. It seems like a good single purpose camera but it overall less versatile than the GH4. I have looked at the Sony F5 and F55.
Well, this is getting weird. I'm going to sleep