A couple of weeks ago I saw Ferris Bueller at the Screen on the Green in Angel. It's one of my favorite films, and so I was pretty hyped up after finally seeing it on the big screen. I'm always struck by how beautifully shot it is for a comedy, compared to those made now. Also how sincere the story is once you get past all the 80's... ness.
The following day was a slow Sunday, and since I had little else to do I decided to have a play with some of the shots and maybe make a trailer which could cut out all the comedy, and make it look more like an indie coming-of-age film. This is what I ended up with:
I hadn't intended to put it online, but I showed it to a few people and they like it. Aidan Hornsby said I should put it on YouTube, so I finally got round to doing it a couple of days ago.
Then in the past 24 hours I reached nearly 100,000 hits, beating the view count of just about anything I've put online before. All over something I made with a few spare hours on a Sunday.
EDIT: Earlier today I did a short Q&A for Steve Spears blog which can be seen HERE.
EDIT 2: 600,000 views. Not Bad.