The film is a personal of favorite of mine for various reasons explored in the video. It has influenced a lot of my more bizarre work and I generally hold the film in high esteem for existing at at all.
I hope you all enjoy the video and give The Greasy Stranger a chance!
The idea behind Weeb was to make “Kung Fu with a weeaboo,” but having the brain that I have, it became this video.
Production went pretty well, considering what we were making. It is often difficult to direct people in a project like this because of its over-the-top style. The hardest scene to explain was the opening. Luckily, Sean and I had gone to school together and even if he didn’t understand the purpose of the opening, he did trust me enough to know it would make sense in the edit.
Something I have discovered while doing these type of little projects is that you can’t always articulate your vision completely to everyone involved. What I mean by that is that you explain it differently to each person involved. To the DP it is how the image makes you feel, and to the actor it is how the character feels in the scene.
I played with the color in this video more than with previous projects because I wanted to to make the viewer feel like they were in a different world. Also, when I think of Anime, I think of vibrant colors both within the character’s dress and the background.
I wanted to add a sense of child-like wonder to the way that Sean’s character perceived the world, so I thought a super saturated achieved that.
As of today, Pulling Focus with Ethan Hatchett has released 10 episodes cover subjects such as Christine (2016), Mindhunter (2017), and film editing. I couldn’t be more happy with the series and the response towards it. Thank you all!
I have always loved watching video essays and I had tried making some in the past, but for whatever reasons, I was never happy with them.
I have a big plans for 2018, so stick around for more!