Monday, January 5, 2009

For filmmaker Michael Bay slow motion is part of a complete breakfast.

Last month my wife and I got an HD video camera and I'm pretty sure I love it more than our future children. Definitely more than our cat. Sorry, kitty. Maybe if you didn't snore I wouldn't want to throw you in a wood chipper. Seriously, a snoring cat? I thought that only happened in cartoons.

Anyway, this camera is beautiful. Eventually I'd like to use it to do wedding videos but in the meantime I made a short movie to practice editing, cinematography, etc. But before I post it I feel like I should explain something.

Now we've all seen at least one of Michael Bay's films. If you can't remember any off the top of your head just try thinking of the last movie you saw where the characters were sweating for no reason and every five minutes there was a mandatory explosion followed by a car flying off a building and crashing into a flaming helicopter in slow motion. All essential elements of any Michael Bay masterpiece.

I'm not criticizing the guy. You can't deny that his movies are successful. He could film himself taking a dump and call it Armageddon 2: You're Literally About To Watch Me Poop For Two Hours and people would go see it.

He just has a way of making the ordinary look epic, and I respect that. So the following video is an impression of Michael Bay eating a bowl of cereal:


13 comments:

Ashley! said...

Hey! That's my bowl! Um could you try not to throw it in the grass....ya thanks!

Deanna Huber said...

Ash thinks every dish in the world is hers. And Kitty is a little diamond in the raft, when she dies (which will be never) you will miss her snoring. You will.
And I still dont get who michael blay is but your movie looked so real.

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Chris said...

I think kitty snores because she's old. but i love her anyway. Michael Bay directed Transformers, bad boys 1 and 2, armageddon, con air, pearl harbor and stuff... also, i hear he has a pet tiger.

Steven and Molly Sharp said...

Epic. Absolutely epic.

April and Cameron said...

that's effin hilarious.

Derald and Jen said...

Sometimes I go to your blog just to watch this movie again. Please make more so I can have something else to watch. Thank you.

A. Diggity said...

What kinda camera did you get?

Shippou said...

Lol Derald, anyway awesome movie, I think I watched it like 5 times in a row.
What about the sequal where your kitty fights to defend earth against the mighty powers of the pikachu dolls?

Wait a minute...I feel a de-ja-vu, damn you Derald!

mr. maestoso said...

ok, so i found the video on youtube because it was featured, and i just want to tell you... that is michael bay epic. props to you, my friend, that video made my day.

franzy said...

G'day - I'm another Uchoob stalker, just dropping by to tell you that I loved the video ... and having paid the compliment - where was the last second rush towards the camera of something expensively-CGIed but unidentifiable?
Yes, fade out to black, Mr Bay, then BAM!, some eye-twitchingly complex thing rushes at the screen to plant a summer-release date right up there in shaking, riveted STEEL.
Sorry - getting a bit carried away here. Your video was obviously very inspiring.

Live for films said...

That is just superb.

Jack Grimm said...

Amazing video! Sums up Michael Bay's view on the world!

Fun Fact: He did make 'You're Literally About To Watch Me Poop For Two Hours'.......Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.