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    Smile Let me tell you about your childhood

    This is a silly little video I shot on my iphone when on my way home from work one day, where I tell you about your childhood.

    How much stuff did I get right?



    Just for funsies.

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    Learn I.T. at school? Pah! Not in my day.
    I'm so old my iPhone can't even record video.
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    Sorry Clay. It occurred to me last night that I didn't actually comment much on the film.

    I quite liked the script - though I suspect it was a collection of ideas that was planned - the actual dialogue was ad libbed. Am I right? If it was scripted word for word then it was a very natural delivery.

    I really like the sound of your voice and the delivery (in previous films as well - you're an asset in front of as well as behind the camera).

    Nevertheless, it failed to keep my interest throughout. I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe it was better suited to a radio monologue. It does rather begger the question "Why is this a video"?

    EDIT: Just watched again (I like to check things) and I take back the comment above. It actually requires us to see you - the delivery is not as strong if I close my eyes - you use a lot of mannerisms which enhance the delivery.

    But it still doesn't work for me. I think once one has got the concept, understood the joke, there's nothing to really add. The idea doesn't grow as such - there are just more examples of the same.

    So. It's a good gag. Repeated too often.

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    Last edited by TimStannard; 07-11-2009 at 06:13 PM.
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    I appreciate very much what you're saying. The dialogue would have initially all been ad-libbed, but I wanted to do it through without um'ing or stuttering. So after a number of takes I was repeating the best bits.

    True in that it maybe goes on a bit long and it's just variations on the same joke, this is the sort of quick video I don't spend a huge amount of time on. But I like creating as it's fun and easy.

    Thanks for the positive comments about my performance, always good to know that I come across well.

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