– Title screen red on white text (The Sphere’s of Klapper Hall by Vito Acconci)

– V Fade cut to mid shot of man introducing the spheres of Klapper Hall with sphere in background and name of building

– Flip fade to pictures of Vito Acconci and his works of “City of Words”, “Home Entertainment” and “Crash” while voice over of a short biography of his life happens

– Cut to Russ standing on a sphere with voice over still happening

– Dissolve to a mid shot to man talking about Vito Acconci quote from Queens World March 1995 issue that moves down at tend and transitions

– Shows a specific sphere that has voice over of the materials of what the spheres are made of  (high  weather proof plastics)

– Circular fade into shot of the plaque outside Klapper Hall that pans over to man talking about the history of the spheres that include the year they got there, who paid for them, and

– Exploding cut to the three peer interview films that are mid shots and they are general
questions about the spheres and how they are used and if they are liked (James, Professor Hertzog, and Gil)

– Line transition to mid shot of man in sphere that goes over what the community films were about and how people support the spheres even if they do not use them

– Diamond fade to long walk through of the sphere area that are filled with close ups and long shots while Eleanor Rigby is played as background music.

– Cut that is man starting close to camera but slowly walking away to the Lonely Man

-Purple Background with white text (Film by John Malach, directed by John Malach, Russ and music by Beatles and Lonely Man)

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5 Responses to “Final Film Project – Spheres”

  1.   Sinyee Cindy Leung Says:

    I like how the blonde guy responds to your question- “I think they are petty circular.” He is funny.
    Your video is full of joy and you seem to make it like a report or something serious. You seem nervous when you are talking about the art piece, am I right?

  2.   John Malach Says:

    I do not speak well on film so that is the main reason I may be very shaky when I talk

  3.   Russell Weinberg Says:

    win… in more forms than one lol, it was entertaining and informative, the entertainment was mostly visual and vocal humor, but it all came at the right times, i like this

  4.   Russell Weinberg Says:

    The Spheres of Klapper Hall by Vito Acconci

    Directed by: John Malach, R.W.

    Original Film Concept by John Malach

    Program Notes
    Russell Weinberg
    Public Relations for THE REALLY BAD MOVIE REVIEW

    John Malach’s conceptual, Kino Pravda documentary, “The Spheres of Klapper Hall by Vito Acconci” is a revealing work of art, about a work of art. John brings forth information about a little known artist, Vito Acconci, and shines a new light on his works, revealing the talented artist in him. But it didn’t start there for John, oh no. He has had a rich and rewarding career as a video game reviewer, and amateur filmmaker up until this year’s film, “The Spheres”.
    Born at some point in the late 80’s, John’s personal life has always been shrouded in mystery. “One of the best examples of a game reviewer ever.” Stated P. J. Neptunium, CEO of Games and Other Stuff Magazine. Working for GOSM John reviewed over 700 different video games, gaining fans and followers throughout the video game world. The

    John-anites they were called. But that wasn’t all. John would soon release his first film after this.
    “I’ve always found film to be really cool.” Said John in an interview with Entertainment Bi-Annually, “I just didn’t think about doing it till now”. A documentary, an observational documentary to be exact, showing off the aesthetic and artistic value of the spheres (or untitled, which ever you prefer) known as “Round Problem?”. This gripping work takes you over, under, and around this sphere sculpture, bringing it to life. But it didn’t stop there for John, this observational documentary was nominated for an award, with an undisputed win over other competition such as “Watching Paint Dry”, and “Grass Grows: A Thrilling Journey”. John took home his O.D.D. award (Observational Documentary of the Decade award), and decided on a career change. He would now make movies, and it didn’t stop there with the spheres either. Shortly learning afterwards that they would be destroyed, he created another documentary.
    “The Spherical Interviews” is what these short films came to be known as. Using his celebrity to his advantage he rallied the students at Queens College to defend this artwork, and filmed it. This film made it all the way to the Tribeca film festival, winning best director for a documentary, best film (documentary), and most original film (documentary). This film not only won awards, but also helped save the spheres, as we know them. The attention to this specific event also helped John get Queens College a public art grant to help it expand the public art on campus.

    Now we come to his first collaboration, working with masterful actor/director Russell Weinberg (director of such films as “Observe Deze Tubes”, and “Should They Stay Or Should They Go? The Tubes”, and newly released documentary, “The Tubes and Frank Smullin: Sculpting From Beyond The Grave Just Like Tupac Still Writes Songs”, and he’s also not related to me), he created a film, about the inspiration for his first film, “Round Problem? He dove into the life of the creator of “Untitled” (a.k.a. “The Spheres”). Vito Acconci, the artist, was his next project. He decided to bring this artist to life, and expose him to everyone, so that they may know the genius behind the roundness, and this newest project was called “The Spheres of Klapper Hall by Vito Acconci”
    In this documentary, John returns to the Spheres once again to talk about the artist behind this influential work. In this film, John is finally on camera for the first time, as we meet the man behind the camera. The myth, the man, the legend, John goes through a complicated discussion of who Vito Acconci is and why he is important.
    John and his co-director Russell, utilize good Kino Pravda style shots, and style in this film, almost giving it the feel of a Dziga Vertov film. Man With a Movie Camera comes to mind, with the way John and Russell set this up, using those steady, continuous shots that Dziga Vertov used. The charisma in the film is almost through the roof, a guest, cameo appearance by Mr. Weinberg can be seen in the film, and John’s naturally jolly, comedic mind, helps guide the viewers through the life and accomplishments of Mr. Acconci, and his accomplishments. There is a particular part in the film, when the camera is zoomed in on the title plaque, and it zooms out to reveal John, that was really hard for them to accomplish (you’ll see a lot of this in the blooper reel) because of

    environmental and mental conditions that apparently arose during filming. The choice of music for the walk around through the spheres (a wonderful instrumental version of The
    Beatles “Eleanor Rigby”, which is wonderful, because it is The Beatles) is both mystifying and interesting. It’s not a song that you think would fit into a documentary about spheres, or any educational documentary at all really, but it sheds a different light on the tubes, making them seem otherworldly, mystifying, and cooler than they actually are. This rolls us into another short segment in which we get a back story on the other fine works of Vito Acconci, and descriptions of them so vividly rendered that you can almost touch the description as it clouds your brain.
    Finally, this masterpiece is wrapped up with an old favorite, (and it probably shows us the best example of John’s humor), the Hulk walking away theme, also known as “The Lonely Man”. As John makes his way through the spheres, searching for a car of reason to pick him up on the infinite highway of mystification, the song slowly begins to play as our hero, and educator begins to fade into the distance.
    Overall this is one of the best Documentaries we have ever received at the Sundance film festival, and I personally hope it wins an award. The narration is great, it’s clear, concise and not confusing. It gives us information and backstory on an unknown great Vito Acconci, and helps us understand the importance of art. John is a genius, and we at THE REALLY BAD MOVIE REVIEW give this film 5 out of 5 Jason Masks.

  5.   John Malach Says:

    Russ I think how you made your program notes are very funny and you can write in many different ways that helps make an assignment that is normally plain and dull into something way beyond that. The notes you wrote about my film are more interesting then the film itself and that is something you are very good at. I loved reading the notes that you put up for my video and hopefully you enjoyed mine a bit.

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