By Cory Doctorow at 9:59 pm Thu, Jul 15, 2010
The Ferris Club trailer shows off genius-grade video editing that surfaces the latent multiple personality disorder narrative lurking in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. You'll never watch Broderick's finest performance the same way again.
I like the concept! I mean, Cameron is such a repressed toadie. But the pacing/speed of this trailer was bleagh… I get it, I got the premise… Zippier, more compact. Make it 2 minutes and it would be perfect.
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It is terrible to see these pirates preventing the promotion of the arts by creating this work. Don’t you know the terrible tachyon bursts created by piracy go back in time and destroy the immediate popularity of movies, music, and books? How will the now passed heirs of John Hughes retroactively re-animate him, send him back in time, and force him to do more teen movies with media terrorists like this on the loose?
Oh yea, time travel zombie Hughes is also looking for Sarah Conner.
NSFW at 2:57 :)
Tyler/Ferris “edited” this one, eh?
Yeah would have been nice to have the warning about that ahead of time! I don’t recall everything about Fight Club, but I don’t see why a penis is relevant in this short, even if it may be from FC.
Excellent execution, but it’s worth mentioning that the idea has been around for awhile:
yeah, um, Matthew Broderick’s finest performance is Election.
If I had the skillz, I’d mash Ferris Bueller with Election so Broderick is his own teacher.
Completely agree, Election is fine work.
I would love to see that mashup.
(Although it would be tricky since Ferris doesn’t actually spend time in class!)
I always preferred the Fight Club = Calvin and Hobbes theory:
I know it’s trendy lately but I’d love to know what software did that especially heavy green color grading in the low and mid-tones so I can make sure I don’t accidentally buy it.
Um … any video editing/compositing software?
It’s like asking what kind of paint creates cubism.
umm, pretty much any video editing/compositing software if you know how to use it?
Based on a comment on MetaTalk(MetaFilter’s discussion forum) without credit.
We’ve already been contacted by Cool Papa Bell himself and received his blessing.
We credited the Slashfilm article on our YouTube posting as well as our home site, http://www.classyhands.com (and the article in turns credits the one and only Cool Papa Bell).
Cool Papa Bell also has been in touch with us and digs the video.
i tried to do this a while back with blue velvet…let me know what you think:
you can do tons of color correction with after effects, magic bullet looks, etc.
Can you still call it color ‘correction’ when it makes it worse? :)
i guess “color correction” is the wrong term. one who does video coloring would be a colorist so i suppose the process would be called…coloring. i stick mainly to motion graphics and not so much video so i apologize for my mistake.
…a nice, big c*
Awesome, just the way to start my day. I just hope they don’t get the takedown like the “Liztomania”/Brat Pack music video did.
We’re ready with an “unspliced” version if that happens.
Hi Classy Hands!! Awesome video. I was alluding more toward a copyright takedown notice from YT as opposed to the c* part. I thought the c* part was awesome, although I guess that would bust YT’s standards also??
I have long theorized that Leon Black on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is Larry’s Tyler Durden…
If Ferris is imaginary, they shouldn’t have included the clip of the television showing them at the baseball game. I would think imaginary people wouldn’t show up on film.
“Requiem for a Day Off” is better.
Anyone remember the name of the Pixies song in used in the video?
Where is My Mind.
And KKnox, as I understand the theory, the entire movie is just a fantasy Cameron is having while he’s sick in bed, and around home. See that MetaTalk thread linked to above.
I agree with the first comment; this went on just a little bit too long, although it was all very, very clever.
The song is “Where is My Mind?”
OK, but this trailer features mostly Cameron, who was played by Alan Ruck, not Broderick.
This doesnâ€™t work for me. In Fight Club, Tyler and the narrator never interact with a third party at the same time. Of course, they cannot b/c they are really just one person. Thatâ€™s the whole point of the story. However, in this mash-up, Cameron and Ferris are holding hands with a chain of people with the girl between them and theyâ€™re both seen on TV together. The bit doesnâ€™t work without some better editing.
I think a lot of you will enjoy this
Puff the Magic Dragon and Fight Club
i’m a big fan of the “ferris is just a manifestation of what cameron wishes he could be” theory for ferris bueller’s day off. i’d love to see an “old school” / “fight club” mash up seeing as “old school” WAS in fact written as a comedic retelling of “fight club”.
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I think it should have been longer and had more tonal shifts.
Check out the alternate version of FERRIS CLUB if your a fan of the original.
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