«Nice one Biz! Finally got around to watching this since you mentioned it to me the other day. The music is unsettling, I knew something was going to go wrong with the genie because of that, but I wasn't expecting what actually happened. Really liked the set designs and lightning, very surreal and nice to look at!»
The Genie and The Trashman
«never trust a genie! this is one of those little morality plays. be careful what you wish for and all that. the wipe to the moon was a sweet touch, even if iclone handled it a bit clumsily. the irony of a trashman being tossed out as trash drives home the lesson. a beautiful, haunting score, visually rich camera work and interesting design make this a tasty little treat. nice work on this one.»
«Hey Biz no hate from me!:-)(although I kept waiting to see myself in this);-)
There is more to this than the great visuals(nice) and the *gotcha!* twisty element.
Maybe also this:we should be happy with what we have.I know people who are always trying the get-rich-quick schemes,and they always fail...I just buy a lottery ticket as it saves time(and my money for real ways to *slowly* get to the top haha):-)
I would have just sold the thing on e-bay for a few bucks instead haha;-)
...unless Barbara Eden was inside the thing;-D
«There is some great sound design on this and the visuals are outstanding as well. I loved the sahdes of sepia skin tone on the trashman as he entered the alley and in a couple of other shots. The pan away with a view inside the bottle as the end had some nice fog and lighting effects.»
«Very cool and original stuff Biz. I loved the music choice, made the film instantly engaging to watch. The camerawork was great as well, as was the set design. I thought the animation with iClone was great, far more natural than most flicks made with the software. The facial expressions were great, though at times seemed slightly overdone, ie, the angry eyebrows looked to be at just too sharp an angle, and the expressions of surprise seemed a bit dramatic. However, that is a very minor criticism on this great piece of work. I loved the ending to this, spooky stuff
***** - 5 stars»
«Ah how I always look forward to a Biz flick.
Just watched the 720p download from Vimeo six times before I felt capable of saying something.
That, alone, says a lot.
Stunning colours. So red it was really almost too red, but not quite. Just right.
The almost cartoon like green of the garbage truck worked a treat.
Then came that iClone walk. I really don't like that program's animations, and I always wince. But then...
The sequence starting at about 1'32" was an absolute joy. (excepting that stupid iClone slow motion thing).
The look inside to out was glorious.
And the music! Oddly it reminded me of Peter Gabriel's soundtrack work, and there's no higher praise in my eyes (or ears I suppose).
I'm an unabashed Biz fanboi, and this is right up there with the rest of the canon.
I just wish iClone could live up to his vision.»
«I'm really struck by the atmosphere you created with you lighting and use of color, along with the music. I agree that it established a surreal mood right from the start and kept it up all the way through to the finish.
I really enjoyed the ending, and it is a very ironic twist of the traditional genie story, wherein he expects to gain a servant and instead becomes captive. I really, to me, anyway, shows someone getting trapped by their own greed, and presents itself as a good cautionary tale, very appropriate for this day and age.
«A great, surreal mood is immediately set by the dreamy, unsettling music and strange sound design. Use of color here is fantastic, and it really defines the short's sinister aura. The ending is ironic... sucks to be the Trashman! Heh heh. The animation is superb, and the guy's skepticism is perfectly conveyed... as is his dawning horror. Love it!!!»
«My first visit here for quite a while, so I was pleasantly surprised to straight away come across an offering from my old chum biz.
It's nice to see you've not been resting on your laurels - I was interested from the off; a dark, foreboding mood, excellent lighting and helped a lot by the sombre music. Nice one chum.»
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