I was blown away at the opening. It's very fitting. This guy... was so ridiculous... You'd think their would be some sort of TTWI laws in the future (Time Travel while under the influence).
When the credits started rolling... I was like... Wha!! No way! So I must now make my way to the commentary to see where matrixgrindhouse managed to fit over a half dozen sources into this.
Two thumbs up for enjoyment, narrative, and editing, however, how-come the interlaced release? I did enable bob de-interlacing but it still seemed off. I got over it after a while, but it took a minute. However, matrixgrindhouse is known for things of this nature. It's sort of his signature at this point.
After watching the audio commentary and being told why interlaced was chosen, interlaced makes the most sense. Much of the sources were shot in interlaced, and to preserve quality it was kept as interlaced.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyOctober 28, 2014
Thank you for your review! To clear things up: the DVD version of my short is interlaced, because Reno 911! was recorded in an interlaced format as well. Unlike interlaced copies of film media where frames are repeated, a native NTSC interlaced source boasts 60 distinct fields per second. The highest progressive frame rate supported by DVD is 30. For a progressive version on the disc, I would have had to either blend every two fields into one frame (resulting in motion blur), or remove half the fields (resulting in less smooth motion and more jaggies) - I took the later approach for the Vimeo version. A progressive scan deinterlacer (bob is the most common and least processor intensive, I think) will convert the interlaced fields into 60 progressive frames per second.
This is probably a tie for my favorite (along with Run Marty Run). I've watched this sucker at least a dozen times and I still laugh, even now just thinking about it while writing this review. That matrixgrindhouse... goddammit he's good. The son of a bitch is good.
Audio/Video Quality: 8
Mostly it looks good but the few heavily-cropped shots don't look purdy.
Visual Editing: 8
It's nicely put together narratively and the intercutting with The Terminator totally works. It's a shame there wasn't more of it though and some Colour-Grading of the Reno footage would have blended the two sources better I feel.
Audio Editing: 7
This could have really benefited from some added Terminator music and SoundFX.
Suprisingly cohesive for an edit made up of comedy sketches. Fantastic job on this front.
An absolute delight. Hilarious good times.