When the Police fail to do their job, The Trashmaster has to step in to clean up the human waste.
The movie is one thing, but the fact that the movie exists is the best part. We can accomplish our creative visions if we put our minds to it and use a little ingenuity.
I said I love this sort of thing, but I wasn’t just talking about the animated movie, I was talking about the way that one determined person made this film using tools and methods available to the everyday person.
French filmmaker Mathieu Weschler took 2 years to make this film using the GTA IV PC Video Editor. I’m sure all of you know of the game Grand Theft Auto, even if you don’t play video games. These days, many of these games come with their own editor so you can capture your best gaming moments (I game on my PS3 so I don’t get those kind of extras).
When I first found out about this film, I was mildly impressed, because I’d seen the short films before. I recognize the amount of work that goes into it, but I didn’t care too much about it. I decided to download it and give it a look. I expected to watch a few minutes, then fast forward through to check for any good parts, but a funny thing happened.
I actually watched the entire thing.
Obviously, Mathieu has film training, because you forget the movie is made with the characters from Grand Theft Auto IV and you just start getting into the story. That happened about 5 minutes in actually, in the middle of the opening sequence.
I’ve read in some of the comments about the film that some people didn’t like the main character’s voice, and yeah you can see some 3D “poke-through” once in a while, but the amount of patience and skill necessary to pull this off is phenomenal.
So that’s what this film represents, the creative genius we can pull off if we put our minds to it.
If you can’t afford to hire a whole cast and crew to make a film, put in some sweat equity and make the film anyway. He even entered it into a couple of film festivals. Awesome.
We have to think outside of the box to make things happen, and with a lot of the options available today via the internet and other services a resourceful person can realize their vision eventually, if not quickly.
These kinds of creative people are pretty damn inspiring to me. It makes me want to go out and do something really creative -not likely on this level (yet) but I’m gonna come up with something.
Anyway, check out that film and let me know what you think. I’m betting you’ll find it at least as good, if not better, than your usual Hollywood action film.
Now lets all get out there and do something creative. Peace.