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Creative Corner => The Art Gallery => Topic started by: WorldForgot on September 19, 2017, 04:13:15 PM

Title: 4210 Strand
Post by: WorldForgot on September 19, 2017, 04:13:15 PM
Hola, Xixax!

Thank you for welcoming me into the community ~
I can honestly say you've all inspired me plenty during my first couple months in LA.
Herein I'll be posting my own work/anything related to my Indie Prod Company 4210 Strand

To kick things off I wanna link the only thing I've shot on FILM.
35mm, on location in Prague, made my junior year at NYU, BRAINWASH ACADEMY an experimental coming-of-age short available online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySLaBjQjO94

Over on the Vimeo side of the web, we're currently uploading an independent episodic endeavor called PsychAdelic!

(https://i.imgur.com/Hpvy9xv.jpg)

DIY Web Series-cum-Psychological Mumblecore, it has MUCH LESS production value than Brainwash, but in terms of emotion I think it sticks the landing with each episode.

1-
EPISODE 1: ENTER THE MYSTIC EYES (https://vimeo.com/4210strand/episode1)

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EPISODE 2: EARTH TO CLEO (https://vimeo.com/4210strand/episode2)
Title: Re: 4210 Strand
Post by: jenkins on September 21, 2017, 01:43:49 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/IfVqvSJ.jpg)

then after this shot she puts her lighter in the pocket of her hooded cape, which felt very Bressonian. in its entirety, i thought of Kelly Reichardt and Tom DiCillo. there's a pulse in here which makes me feel how alive you are, and i look forward to you continuing to live, to keep writing and making movies. you just keep going is what you do.

(https://i.imgur.com/QMf0Fkl.png)

right, it's like a mumblecore Forbidden Zone. the noise at the end of ep 2 was Lynchian in how it caused me to relate to the character experiencing head pains. but anyway i like these episodes from the beginning since they begin with piano.

where does the name 4210 Strand come from? it's an address with personal meaning?
Title: Re: 4210 Strand
Post by: Something Spanish on September 22, 2017, 12:49:02 PM
4210 Strand is Doc's Gordita Beach address in IV, which is actually located in Manhattan Beach. You can see the address in the movie's opening shot. I was in LA last month and had some time to kill, so drove to the beach and felt compelled to light one at that spot. First time in Manhattan Beach, it's a beautiful beach town.

Btw, Good job on the short dude.
Title: Re: 4210 Strand
Post by: WorldForgot on September 23, 2017, 02:30:06 AM
then after this shot she puts her lighter in the pocket of her hooded cape, which felt very Bressonian. in its entirety, i thought of Kelly Reichardt and Tom DiCillo. there's a pulse in here which makes me feel how alive you are, and i look forward to you continuing to live, to keep writing and making movies. you just keep going is what you do.


Thank you ~ Your projects in prose and publishing have been an inspiration lately in the bounds that are fun, that I'm learning to take more of, in styles of writing. As far as I can tell I cannot stop, and hope to write more about those fun bounds, leaps. It makes me happy you felt life in Brinsworth, much mulled wine and hot cocoa went into weathering the exteriors.

right, it's like a mumblecore Forbidden Zone.

!! If the vibe at all works I am glad, and hopefully each episode offers a variety of style. Getting to watch different friends direct and having a micro-writers group made sleepless nights worth it. In the last few years I've come to understand sleepless nights, is a lot of this series, the sleepless nights, and gratefulness for conversation.

I don't feel that there should be a stigma toward 'mumblecore,' but it was a hard sell getting anyone in the production to agree to that as what this was, and I have heard recently that 'indie' carries its own weight. Hrm. More subgenres, I say!

where does the name 4210 Strand come from? it's an address with personal meaning?

All that Something Spanish covered, and that this Texas boi (me) got to make most of the college productions thanks to friends in SoCal for the post production work. IV always comes up. And there's always laughs, usually there's pizza. If it's up to me from where I send out postcards, it'd be from where Doc lives.

I was in LA last month and had some time to kill, so drove to the beach and felt compelled to light one at that spot.

Right on!
Thank you both~
Title: Re: 4210 Strand
Post by: WorldForgot on October 18, 2017, 02:30:39 AM
OK, Xixax, Three More Episodes for Y'all,
in case you haven't been keeping track (but why would you?)
The latest, Ep 5 IF YOU SAY SO, was directed by WorldForgot/David Raygoza, shot on a blackmagic pocket.

Episode 3, ~ Nick Rasdal's stoner-centric episode of PsychAdelic!  (https://vimeo.com/235197628)

Peek behind the curtain...
into Neilís arena of alchemy...
MP4s pulled from the Mad Scientist's library!
Must be seen to believed!!
EPISODE 4, written by Angie Jones and directed by Daddy himself! (https://vimeo.com/236536309#at=0)

THEN the penultimate episode of PsychAdelic! ~
An episode about admitting when we've hurt our friends and the pictionary-esque nature of memory.
Written by Abi Smith and directed by meself. (https://vimeo.com/238625853)