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New Irish Sitcom Pilot - Look It Up

  • 22-03-2013 9:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    Please watch this video. Made it with my friends in college. Warning: there is some nudity.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,962 ✭✭✭ Ficheall


    Bah... It's male nudity! :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    Ficheall wrote: »
    Bah... It's male nudity! :(

    Sorry to disappoint.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,687 ✭✭✭ Grumpypants


    I liked it lots of potential, fair play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    I liked it lots of potential, fair play.

    Cheers man, that means a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,715 ✭✭✭✭ everlast75


    I liked it lots of potential, fair play.
    Cheers man, that means a lot.

    Especially from a guy called Grumpypants!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,507 ✭✭✭✭ r3nu4l


    I've only watched 6 minutes of it so far but that's good imo. I'll definitely watch the rest when I get time.

    Now if you could get funding for a proper studio and sound control that would be great. If it had full-on production values it would be cool.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,006 13spanner


    Looks good, really enjoyed that :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭ pinksoir


    I enjoyed that! Even waited for it to load up a couple of times after my cruddy internet connection timed out. Good work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,600 roryc


    Acting is a bit wooden and editing is a bit rough around the edges but that's being overly critical. Much, much better than what I was producing when I was at college. The fact that you forget you are watching an amateur piece of work and actually follow the storyline says a lot.

    One of the few decent video's like this, put's that D4 Style crap to shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,507 ✭✭✭✭ r3nu4l


    roryc wrote: »
    Acting is a bit wooden and editing is a bit rough around the edges but that's being overly critical...The fact that you forget you are watching an amateur piece of work and actually follow the storyline says a lot.
    That was my feeling too. The acting isn't bad but there are times when it's obvious that the actors are not polished professionals, same with some of the direction, camera angles and lighting/sound but that is to be expected for the budget, funding and equipment levels we're looking at here.

    Put it this way, if the quality of the writing/acting and production stayed as it is right now, I'd still watch it but it deserves at least a shot at full-on professional development imo.
    One of the few decent video's like this, put's that D4 Style crap to shame.
    It's definitely more original and better written for sure! I see you made the same dig on the D4 thread! Anyone would think you were a dog with a bone :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,600 roryc


    That D4 sh*t is just embarrassing. I haven't lived in Ireland in years and when one of the rare times I come in contact with the accent is a video like that it just makes me cringe. At least this video makes an attempt at being original. Like you say above with a bit more cash it could be considerably more polished.

    I actually got sent over the DVD box set of Love/Hate recently. Still can't believe RTE managed to produce something decent!


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    r3nu4l wrote: »
    I've only watched 6 minutes of it so far but that's good imo. I'll definitely watch the rest when I get time.

    Now if you could get funding for a proper studio and sound control that would be great. If it had full-on production values it would be cool.

    Glad you liked it so far. The whole thing was done on a budget of about €20. We will make more episodes, hopefully with a bigger budget!


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    roryc wrote: »
    Acting is a bit wooden and editing is a bit rough around the edges but that's being overly critical.
    One of the few decent video's like this, put's that D4 Style crap to shame.

    Thanks a lot for the feedback man, really appreciate it. We're all journalism students so it was the first time any of us have ever acted, filmed, edited or even written anything for film.
    roryc wrote: »
    Much, much better than what I was producing when I was at college. The fact that you forget you are watching an amateur piece of work and actually follow the storyline says a lot.

    Wow, I genuinely wasn't expecting comments like that. Thanks man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    r3nu4l wrote: »
    That was my feeling too. The acting isn't bad but there are times when it's obvious that the actors are not polished professionals, same with some of the direction, camera angles and lighting/sound but that is to be expected for the budget, funding and equipment levels we're looking at here.

    Put it this way, if the quality of the writing/acting and production stayed as it is right now, I'd still watch it but it deserves at least a shot at full-on professional development imo.

    Cheers for the feedback man. We're all novices at every aspect of making videos. The production will improve with more time and practice. The whole thing had to edited in 14 hours as well to reach a deadline for a competition in college so the next video will be edited a lot better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭ OU812


    There's some production company in Dublin looking for a sitcom to produce. Might be worth sending it to them.

    Always Sunny in Philadelphia started the same way


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,910 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


    Hi. Enjoyed that. Good effort


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    OU812 wrote: »
    There's some production company in Dublin looking for a sitcom to produce. Might be worth sending it to them.

    Always Sunny in Philadelphia started the same way

    We're huge fans of that show! Do you know the name of the production company by any chance?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭ OU812


    Sideline They're also hosting Ireland's first sitcom festival, which in theory sounds like a great idea & if done properly could be a brilliant international event.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    OU812 wrote: »
    Sideline They're also hosting Ireland's first sitcom festival, which in theory sounds like a great idea & if done properly could be a brilliant international event.

    That look's like it would be right up our alley. Thanks man!


  • Registered Users Posts: 329 ✭✭ BlatentCheek


    Liked it. Script was very good.
    Good time to get it made, I read about RTE looking for comedy scripts in the weekend papers and the UK networks must be quite receptive to Irish scripts after Moone Boy and Mrs Brownes Boys
    Best of luck with getting someone to produce it, with professional production and acting if you could write a seasons worth of material as good as that it could be big


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  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    Liked it. Script was very good.
    Good time to get it made, I read about RTE looking for comedy scripts in the weekend papers and the UK networks must be quite receptive to Irish scripts after Moone Boy and Mrs Brownes Boys
    Best of luck with getting someone to produce it, with professional production and acting if you could write a seasons worth of material as good as that it could be big

    It's great to get feedback this encouraging. Glad you enjoyed it man. Thanks for watching.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,970 ✭✭✭ OU812


    That look's like it would be right up our alley. Thanks man!

    No problem. If they take it on you can give me a recurring guest role :)

    Or an exec producer credit. Always wanted one of those. Get listed on imdb :):)


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,622 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    It has potential. The production values and acting are poor but given you were restricted for time and you had a shoe string budget that's to be expected. The writing was the surprising part. Some of the jokes fell flat but some were genuinely funny and worked well. With some work and re-writing the script could be a bit of a gem. For your next video, spend more time on the script, try running it by a few different people to see how the jokes work and re-write parts if necessary. The writing is what will make or break this so really work on it.

    For a bit of inspiration, this is what South Park started out as and look what happened there.



  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    It has potential. The production values and acting are poor but given you were restricted for time and you had a shoe string budget that's to be expected. The writing was the surprising part. Some of the jokes fell flat but some were genuinely funny and worked well. With some work and re-writing the script could be a bit of a gem. For your next video, spend more time on the script, try running it by a few different people to see how the jokes work and re-write parts if necessary. The writing is what will make or break this so really work on it.

    For a bit of inspiration, this is what South Park started out as and look what happened there.

    watch?v=t4n6FpRnJf8
    Thanks for the advice man. We'll definitely take it on board. There'll be no time restraints for the next one so it should be a lot better. (I hope)


  • Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ Paddycrumlinman


    Can't view in the States due to copyright???


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    Can't view in the States due to copyright???

    Oh yeah, unfortunately until the Beastie Boys approve the video you won't be able to see it outside of Ireland and possibly Britain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ Lock Knife


    Thought that was really good and as others have said the script carried it through.

    I've a recording studio and if you are into using original music and anything sound related drop me a pm as I'd love to work on something like this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,461 ✭✭✭ --Kaiser--


    That was actually not bad, laugh out loud funny in places (the endless 'Ringsend rimmer' 'Rammer from Raheeny' 'Nobber nobber' jokes for example). The guy's agent was a pretty good character, as were the two ****heads running the audition


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 Shreddingblood


    --Kaiser-- wrote: »
    That was actually not bad, laugh out loud funny in places (the endless 'Ringsend rimmer' 'Rammer from Raheeny' 'Nobber nobber' jokes for example). The guy's agent was a pretty good character, as were the two ****heads running the audition

    Thanks a lot man. There wasn't much acting in that scene. They're pr1cks in real life! (Well the ass. director is actually sound out)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,550 ✭✭✭ pappyodaniel


    Are you the lead?


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