Shot List.
1) Opening titles: Frank Smullin: The Tubes
2)(c.u.)The Plaque On the Base of the Statue
3)(L.S. to M.S.) I introduce the tubes, year they were made, and the artist
4) Right Pan (l.s. to m.s.) I introduce that interviws were conducted to help save the tubes as i walk in front of the base.
5)(m.s.) Interview 1, a girl in the park
6)(m.s.) Interview 2, a girl in an auditorium
7)(m.s.) Interview 3, a man in classroom
8)(m.s.) the tubes with soda cups by them to represent size (text, weight of tubes (1500 lbs.)
9)(m.s)walking around the tubes, slowly, taking in all the astetic angles
10)(c.u) of small pipe coming out of the ground to shot of sculpture pipes (sculpture pipes shot at mid range
11) (m.s.) of the tubes, still shot
12) (m.s.) me sitting on the base of the pipes and the apple 2 operating system
13)(c.u.) penny on pipes by a screw
14)(m.s.) of me in between the “legs” of the tubes explaining their phallic nature
15)(m.s) me explaing frank smullins other works of art, leaning on the pipes
16)(m.s.) to (c.u.) the plaque on the sculpture again
17)(all around shot looking t the tubes area, 360o shot.
18)(m.s.) frank smullins tribute from me/19)(m.s.) he is the tupac of tube sculpture
20)(m.s) utica overhand plaque again
21)end credits
22) Blooper reel

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18 Responses to “KINO FILM”

  1.   Russell Weinberg Says:

    Shot List.
    1) Opening titles: Frank Smullin: The Tubes
    2)(c.u.)The Plaque On the Base of the Statue
    3)(L.S. to M.S.) I introduce the tubes, year they were made, and the artist
    4) Right Pan (l.s. to m.s.) I introduce that interviws were conducted to help save the tubes as i walk in front of the base.
    5)(m.s.) Interview 1, a girl in the park
    6)(m.s.) Interview 2, a girl in an auditorium
    7)(m.s.) Interview 3, a man in classroom
    8)(m.s.) the tubes with soda cups by them to represent size (text, weight of tubes (1500 lbs.)
    9)(m.s)walking around the tubes, slowly, taking in all the astetic angles
    10)(c.u) of small pipe coming out of the ground to shot of sculpture pipes (sculpture pipes shot at mid range
    11) (m.s.) of the tubes, still shot
    12) (m.s.) me sitting on the base of the pipes and the apple 2 operating system
    13)(c.u.) penny on pipes by a screw
    14)(m.s.) of me in between the “legs” of the tubes explaining their phallic nature
    15)(m.s) me explaing frank smullins other works of art, leaning on the pipes
    16)(m.s.) to (c.u.) the plaque on the sculpture again
    17)(all around shot looking t the tubes area, 360o shot.
    18)(m.s.) frank smullins tribute from me/19)(m.s.) he is the tupac of tube sculpture
    20)(m.s) utica overhand plaque again
    21)end credits
    22) Blooper reel

  2.   John Malach Says:

    Very great and entertaining film that I expect from you Russ, I am very glad to have been apart of the film and make it in with my strangeness of not turning off the camera so that we could talk about Clerks and make the blooper reel. I have a greater understanding of the tubes now that I have watched your video and that was the point of it all wasn’t it. You always manage to entertain your audience no matter the medium and no matter the subject. You did a hell of a job with this and I applaud you Sir.

  3.   Zarraf Choudhury Says:

    Hahaha, what an awesome intro! And good facts about the tubes- showed you really went all out to figure out what they were.

  4.   Carlene Faith Says:

    The video was extremely informative and gave a lot of interesting facts. Although I loved the way it was presented with such humor I only wish the assignment wasn’t a kino pravda film. In my opinion it was a little distracting. It took away from why you were filming this, to present why it should be saved. But I did love the Seth Rogan impersonation, gave a lot of life to this drab piece.

  5.   maya1 Says:

    really awesome way of making something that could’ve ended up being boring so entertaining. love the humor while having the info throughout. awesome job

  6.   Mathias Kranacher Says:

    Okay, so I had favoritism towards this one because I knew how this was going to turn out before it was posted but, having seen it now in its entirety, I do have to say it was one of my favorite. You had such a great balance between being professional and comical which made it very entertaining to watch. I also liked that you went into detail about who the architect was.
    One of the best Kino Pravdas I saw! Good job Russell!

  7.   Brad Bujan Says:

    I love this one. You made a very creative aspect to this even though it was a piece that you couldn’t do much with. You included tons of information while also letting the piece breathe and showing it from a perspective most people don’t have time to notice. Great planning!

  8.   John Malach Says:

    •SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL•
    Frank Smullen:“The Tubes”
    Directed by Russell Weinberg
    Original Film by Russell Weinberg
    Program Notes
    This film by Russell Weinberg is just another example of how he manages to show off his talent and expertise in this wonderful film entitled Frank Smullen:“The Tubes” that was released on December 1st 2010 as part of the art community outreach program. Russell has truly shown off all that he has learned in his career as a film director and shows all sides of himself through this final film. Mr. Weinberg has shown that he has completely engulfed himself in the subject of all his films and that is with Frank Smullen’s “Utica Overhand”. I would be willing to say that Russell has become one with his subject and this film portrays that perfectly through his vast knowledge and research of this beautiful piece of art.
    Russell Weinberg has quite the history when it comes to film and of his past work this is his masterpiece. Russell has used his talents in multiple mediums before such as his writings on the great film directors of all time including Roland Barthes, John Grierson and his famous paper on Dziga Vertov. His papers are what he bases his films off of and this is evident in Frank Smullen:“The Tubes” with it’s use of simple cinematography to not distract the viewer only to make the movie continue on in a flowing matter with the facts being the front runner and the cuts are not even noticeable. Another thing that shows the true meaning of a Kino-Pravian film is how the camera rarely is not seen doing and crazy angles or effects except for the final shot where it zooms in and out quickly on the name plaque, and even that was for comedic effect and was not covering up important facts it was just a funny conclusion to a overall funny movie. Mr. Weinberg has also done films in his past that included his launching title “The Tubes of Wonder and Amazement” which was a short piece about the “Utica Overhand” that really showed off the piece from all angles with so much emotion but his mastery did not need sound just pictures. Russ is a man who after his first film went to the streets to get peoples opinions on his art piece and he was bold enough to not only put in opinions for his art but he found one woman who was against keeping it which shows he is out to get both sides of the argument. Russell’s career has been a successful one and it continues to flourish.
    The film itself is stunning by how it is filled with humour, but never forgets it’s serious side and that is to show off a beautiful sculpture and to get the word out that it must be saved from destruction. The film stars Mr. Weinberg playing as he called it a “celebrity doppelganger” of Seth Rogan which he pulls of great, he has the look and voice down perfectly. The doppelganger effect gives the film the subtle hint of humour while talking about the most serious of matters, such as when he is in between the sculpture talking about how the “Tubes” were really created as an expression of human anatomy which is something that I was not aware of before this film and now that I have seen the sculpture after the movie I have to agree with the director and his point of view because it has become so clear that it is a pair of legs that are crossed. The video itself was filmed on location at Queens College in Flushing, New York in front of the actual sculpture which makes it directly impacted on the viewer to see the real life art in front of them. Since Russell was the main star of the film he had a few guest directors including the wonderful, well respected Stephanie Shiwram and the newcomer who has need to prove himself but does a well rounded job on this film and that is John Malach. The filmmaker used a Flip Camera to get all the shots he needed, it is a simple digital camera but it really expresses what Mr. Weinberg was trying to convey, his less is more ways really are shown using the camera because it might not give HD clear quality but with this documentary it is not needed to get his message across of saving art. I was able to have a personal interview with Mr. Weinberg and he told me that he specifically used Windows Movie Maker to make the edits and this combined with the Flip camera gave him everything that he wanted with the film.
    The movie goes through many different points that are reflect back to the main thesis of the movie. The movie starts off with a great close up of the plaque that is in front of the Overhand to show people the title, artist and year commemorated at Queens College. From their the video goes into a wide take of Russ next to the beauty that is the Tubes as he explains to the viewer what they just saw with the information on the plaque after he introduces himself in his role. The next scene is what gives the main reasoning of the whole movie and that is when he reveals that this fine piece of art is possibly being destroyed and that is shown off as the tragedy that it is. Since Mr. Weinberg as put his entire career into this single art piece you see his shorter older films into this grand masterpiece right after a short intro leading into his film “Should they stay, or should they go? The Tubes” which is the peoples opinions of the tubes as stated earlier and I must say it fits perfectly with the video because it breaks up the facts with some people’s opinions. After the fabulous interviews a nice simple screen pops up and tells you how much this massive structure weighs with a hint of humour as seen in the movie by comparing the size to a large soda cup. Always pleasing the audience, Mr. Weinberg also adds a few extra at the end of the film but I will not go into detail about those so that you have a few surprises waiting for you and might I add a few very funny surprises that show you how Russ clicks. The edits that are in the movie are very simple and don’t draw any attention away from the main thesis and issues brought up which makes it a perfect “Kino-Pravda” because it a a very true and real film unlike many others that try to fill in plot with special effects and big explosions.
    With the different ways Russell Weinberg shows off the “Tubes” of Queens College it really gives off a grand showing for this otherwise hidden gem of public art. After watching this masterpiece of film I have a new appreciation of how far simplicity can go in proving a powerful point. This movie makes Queens College shine with how well it’s art is shown off to the people and really makes the campus look appealing to anyone watching the film and in the end I do believe that is a nice sub-plot to the movie because it is quite clear the main points of the movie is to save the wonderful piece of art but at the same time you get this glorious feeling of beauty and serenity in such a simple manner. I gladly give this film 5/5 Stars with my fullest recommendation to anyone that enjoys art or a good laugh from this director with a huge future in film and hopefully he expands his talent into different genre’s.

  9.   Brad Bujan Says:

    Russel Weinberg directs and edits “Kino Film” which is classified as a Kino Pravda film. The term Kino Pravda is derived from Dziga Vertov and means “film truth”. Dziga Vertov’s goal while creating Kino Pravda films was to show everything in its natural setting without special effects and over the top editing. Still shots and a clear thesis is common in his film. To get a message, an underlying theme across to the audience should be the goal of every Kino Pravda while also providing the audience the ability to view an unbiased and arguable piece. Weinberg undertakes this challenge with few flaws to make for an entertaining and insightful piece.
    Russel Weinberg began his film career in late August of 2010. An amateur director and admittedly “I don’t know much about film” attitude he pursued each film assignment with a passion. With every new assignment, Weinberg took it and made the work his own while paying compliments to the inspirational characters who created or showed insight to film in the past. Weinberg’s final assignment was to create a master piece called a Kino Pravda. Not easily done, a Kino Pravda by this young director exhibits truth in his shots while adding his signature wit.
    The Utica Overhand, located outside Kieley Hall is the focus of young Weinbergs film. The Utica Overhand was constructed and placed on Queens College campus during 1980. Queens College among the top ranked CUNY schools in New York City exibits beautiful pieces of art of all kinds. More specifically Weinberg took on the task of investigating and explaining the Utica Overhand in simple terms as possible.The Utica Overhand also officially nicknamed the Tubes is a series of twists and turns of pipes melded together. The Pipes is actually a ghost sculpture, according to Weinberg, and was instead dedicated to Frank Smullin. Frank Smullin died in 1978 and was the creator of the tubular designed structures. By creating a program on the Apple computer he was able to virtually fit and create different tubular structures. Smullin was no mere doodler, he held a prestigious title of Professor of the Arts at Duke University and collaborated with many other universities in North Carolina. The tubular structures are not simply random pipes structured together but each has their own meaning. The Utica Overhand located on Queens College is meant to symbolize sexuality. Though director Weinberg is unclear of exactly which part of the human anatomy this piece depicts, the interpretation is left to the viewer. Smullin later died in 1978 of unknown causes and so the Utica Overhand was created in memory of his work, hence called a ghost piece.
    Russel Weinberg undertakes the assignment to create a Kino Pravda film in his own unique way. By following the guidelines of Dziga Vertov, Weinberg masterfully crafts his own piece of artwork. Though with a little more humor than usually seen in this genre of film, the key concept of showing the object of film in its true form is presented by Weinberg. Weinberg uses different angles and shots to create his piece, but what draws you in is the way Weinberg showcases the artwork while on camera. Interacting and showing different aspects of this piece shows an incredible insight to the piece as Weinberg describes the artwork and its origins. Weinberg then takes a more serious approach and interviews multiple personalities and their view of art on campus. Showing descent and otherwise an upbeat of art on campus gives Russel Weinbergs “Kino Film” a distinct argument. Though art is prevalent on campus and is threatened to be removed, the Utica Overhand is a unique piece created dedication of a forefather of metal sculpting that we simply can’t afford to dismiss.
    Russel Weinberg uses different angles and at times witty puns in order to keep his audience entertained.Though the argument presented by some critics that the humor is in contrast to the way Dziga Vertov had intended his work to be viewed, a modern approach is taken by Weinberg. Playing on the feelings of his audience who have become accustom to large CGI films with plenty of editing and special effects, Weinberg uses his humor to draw in his audience. A unique skill I’ve seen as a large contributing factor to my favoritism towards this film is the way he will capture you attention with a humorous dialogue while seamlessly slipping important information into his words. If Weinberg continues to bring such amazing quality work to the table, he will grow into an outstanding film maker and perhaps actor.

  10.   regiesh Says:

    Brad,

    I liked your use of orientation. You told the “viewers” just enough to have them understand Russ’ piece. You could really convince an audience that Russ, as well as the artist are professional, skilled and unique.

  11.   Kevin L. Ferguson Says:

    No one mentioned that “overhand” is a kind of knot?

  12.   Carlene Faith Says:

    FOR JOHN-
    I love the way your introductory paragraph made the piece feel authentic as if it were true program notes. I think the way you described Russel, his carrier, and how he “engulfed” himself was perfect. You made him and all of his films connected. I also liked that you described the films as an outreach program, and told the audience this was a sequence of films. I also liked that you showcased the physical beauty of the film and not only the humor within it.

  13.   Stephanie Shiwram Says:

    John, i really liked how you explained why and how Russel’s film was interesting. I also appreciated that you told so much about the film without giving away the key elements, basically you didn’t ruin the film for me.

  14.   Mathias Kranacher Says:

    @Johns Program Notes: I like how your intro didn’t give too much away to the reader. I liked that you hinted at the fact that the director did previous work and that this particular film showed growth. I thought that was a good way to show the talent of the director and not just blatantly say “this was his best work”

  15.   Russell Weinberg Says:

    haha, i deffinately sound alot more important than i actually am john. i liked this review, although it is not blazing with sarcasm, like mine is, it is quite informative, and radiates awesome amounts of energy, it is a well rounded piece with suttle humor thrown in to keep the readers interest peaked.

  16.   John Malach Says:

    For Brad’s notes i thought that it was a very good move to include a precise definition for Kino-Pravda right off the bat so that people knew what kind of film it was going to be. It was a good synopsis of the film and really shown off the greatness of the film.

  17.   Russell Weinberg Says:

    yo brad, i like these notes lol, i think its great that im commenting my own stuff. i like the detail you put into it without revealing too much information about the stuff i do to keep audiences attention. the writing is good, and keeps the readers interet and dosent lose them in a smokescreen of oddities

  18.   maya1 Says:

    John- I really liked how you oriented the reader to russ and his piece. it worked and flowed really well.

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