I guess one of the problems with the change is that none of the links to videos came through, but like I said in the first post here on this side is that for as long as the Live Journal entry is up, if you’re really interested, you can go back and check it out.Â Anyway, I just wanted to put out there for anyone interested in seeing my senior thesis, Ethan Ross, I’m posting it here.
Adam, who was the director of photography and editor on it back in 2004, like me, was never completely happy with the end result. We both knew it could be a lot cleaner and could run smoother. Four years later, Adam comes to me and asks for all of the DV tapes from the shoot, which I still have and he proceeded to edit it down, with minimal help from me. I trust him to know what I want. We know each other by this point.
When Ethan Ross was originally cut in 2004, it had a 55 minute run time off of a 45 page script (it was very ambitious for a senior thesis at that point) but I always knew that if I had another month of prep-time or even another month of just pre-production I would have ironed out all the kinks and made sure everything was where it needed to be. The version that went out to everyone back in 04 was a 45 minute cut. We liked it, didn’t love it, but it was fine and I got the grade andÂ graduated and everything is literally history.
Adam, again with very little help from me, I think I only asked for two or three specific things, edited the film down to 35 minutes and then placed it on Vimeo. He says there may be a chance to have it put into a festival this coming March, so I’m crossing my fingers.
Even if you don’t have time to watch the whole 35 minute movie, check out the trailer (another inspiration of Adams) which I really enjoy watching, it always makes me laugh:
So, if you do have 35 minutes of time on your hands, sit back and enjoy Ethan Ross:
PS If you happen to view both the trailer and the movie you’ll see two slightly different CosMel Entertainment logos (now lovingly referred to as the Peanut CME logo). Both are still in the process of being completed and we’re just waiting for a finalized one. I just couldn’t take the old one anymore. I needed a change.