July 31, 2012

"Homage to Eadweard Muybridge"

"Homage to Eadweard Muybridge" (short), 1994. Samples of Muybridge's nude series photography.

"By" David Hanson, from photography by Eadweard Muybridge.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 0/4 (Terrible). No story intended.
Characters: n/a
Dialog: n/a
Pacing: 0/4 (Terrible). Hanson either couldn't figure out how film works, didn't have the equipment to edit properly, or is an idiot. I'd go with the latter, because why would you put your name on this "film" otherwise. He shows the images in rapid succession, as if to make little films out of Muybridge's photography, but they move at half the speed they should. So bizarre and awkward.
Cinematography: n/a
Special effects/design: 0/4 (Terrible). I don't know if this is Hanson's fault, or the Image DVD people's fault, but the video quality is incredibly horrible - we're talking postage-stamp-size jpgs, shot with VHS camcorder quality.
Acting: n/a
Music: 3/4 (Good). Actually really good.  What the hell.
Subjective Rating: 1/10 (Eew get it away, 0/4). A better synopsis for this than I gave above would be: "Some guy with an hour on his hands and access to a highschool's AV equipment takes a giant crap on some great works of art. Also, boobs."
Objective Rating (Average): 1.0/4 (Bad)

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