Added by FFF 4 years ago. We cut together even more highlights from the video dating reel given to us by David Cross. Perfect for those who’ve decided that they’re lonely. Added by FFF 5 years ago. This high-concept video was meant to provide virtual love and companionship to very lonely women, whose ideal boyfriend was apparently a gay British man. Added by FFF 6 years ago. Lovable pitchman Johnny Rhodes does his best to keep it together while hawking ladies’ earrings, but everything breaks down when he attempts ventriloquism with co-host John Cremeans. We cut together our favorite parts from a dating service video given to us by David Cross and has since gone on to become a world-wide hit. Added by Glenn 6 years ago.
The Found Footage Festival: Volume 9
Ever wonder who buys those godawful videocassettes you see littered in thrift shops? Someone has to, right? Wonder no more. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are the culprits.
About Found Footage Festival: Vol. 9. Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (”The Start Date. December 13th, End Date. December 14th,
To continue viewing content on tucson. Current Subscriber? Log in. Activate now. Subscribe now. One person’s trash is another’s entertainment, at least that seems to be the premise of the Found Footage Festival, a film fest featuring gems discovered in the depths of Dumpsters, warehouses, garage sales and thrift stores. Filmmakers Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett take you on a comedic journey through the “strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos,” that they’ve amassed since when they found “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” a training video at a Wisconsin McDonald’s.
Debuting this year are clips from a home movie capturing a lewd weekend in Florida, exercise videos featuring Cher and the American Gladiators, and self-hypnosis videos on how to be a better lover and bowler. Also on the tour, the clip “Crystal Sticks,” found in Tucson, starring a long-haired, tie-dyed-shirt wearing hippie tossing sticks around somewhere in the middle of the desert, in what appears to be some sort of new-agey instructional video.
This clip of Liz Seggen comes from a series of different how to videos the Found Footage gang uncovered at a Goodwill in Atlantic City. We offer our apologies to any I-talians who may find this ventriloquism tutorial a little offensive. Before Tinder it was really hard out there for lonely men to meet women with extremely high verbal skills who like rollerblading, bubble baths and viking costumes.
Few perhaps cherish it more than the people behind the Found Footage Film Festival, which is currently touring the world from its New York.
Nick Prueher, together with his co-host Joe Pickett, is the founder and curator of the Found Footage Festival , a traveling show that takes the very worst of random VHS tapes and puts them all together into one two hour show. By Justin Marble. ArtsFuse : So for those who have never been to one of your shows, what is the Found Footage Festival? We sort of take people on a candid tour through our latest finds, make smart-ass remarks during the videos, and just sort of come out and give our take on the material.
Do either of you have a background in stand-up, or is that just stuff you guys come up with when watching the tapes? AF : I know in the last show, in addition to the found footage, there were these clips where you guys would go and actually hunt down the people behind the videos. Is that something you look to put into every show, or is it just something that occurred naturally? How did it get made? NP : Yeah, basically we get to a city and we go to the Salvation Army and see if there are any garage sales or estate sales happening.
We just go scavenging for VHS tapes, taking extra boxes home with us. We just come back with thousands of new tapes. And then we take the summers off from touring and just lock ourselves in a room and get through as many tapes as we can.
Discovering VHS Relics with the Found Footage Festival
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The concept of The Found Footage Festival is a simple one, as Joe including some particularly unnecessary footage) and video dating ads.
Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings. The events on screen are typically seen through the camera of one or more of the characters involved, often accompanied by their real-time , off-camera commentary. For added realism , the cinematography may be done by the actors themselves as they perform, and shaky camera work and naturalistic acting are routinely employed.
The footage may be presented as if it were ” raw ” and complete or as if it had been edited into a narrative by those who “found” it. The most common use of the technique is in horror films e. It has also been used in science-fiction e. Although found footage was originally the name of an entirely different genre, it is now frequently used to describe pseudo-documentaries crafted with this narrative technique. The film magazine Variety has, for example, used the term “faux found-footage film” to describe the film Grave Encounters 2.
Film scholar David Bordwell criticizes this recent usage, arguing that it sows confusion, and instead prefers the term “discovered footage” for the narrative gimmick. Found-footage films typically employ one or more of four cinematic techniques — first-person perspective , pseudo-documentary or mockumentary , news footage, or surveillance footage —according to an analysis of found-footage films conducted by Found Footage Critic. As a plot device, found footage has precedents in literature, particularly in the epistolary novel , which typically consists of either correspondence or diary entries, purportedly written by a character central to the events.
Like found footage, the epistolary technique has often been employed in horror fiction : both Dracula and Frankenstein are epistolary novels, as is The Call of Cthulhu by H. In filmmaking , the cult horror feature Cannibal Holocaust is often claimed to be the first example of found footage.
Found Footage Festival Comes To VideOdyssey
Little, if any, of the material in the show is available online. While the tendency might be to mock the production values and participants in these videos, many exhibit a strange kind of earnestness and genuine enthusiasm to them. In building their collection, Pickett and Prueher have come to deeply appreciate the efforts of these filmmakers, even if the end result of their efforts might be a bit cringe-inducing.
The ones we gravitate towards are the ones that reveal some kind of pathos.
The Unnamed Footage Festival showcases features and short films all in the genre of found footage horror or faux documentary. There are no limits regarding completion date or release status as long as the submitter has the authority to.
Location Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Categories Comedy. Buy Tickets. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found. Seating will be assigned by ArtsQuest staff upon arrival into the showroom. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
No child 12 or under will be admitted. Best Of lists are all well and good but, here at ArtsQuest and the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, we wanted to do a little something different. To get a taste of their insanely crazy 9th volume of videos, watch 9 of their most cringe worthy videos here! Enjoy this slightly-late compilation of the films that the staff and volunteers who make the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas run felt were the best a truly interesting and dynamic year of cinema had to offer.
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Film Interview: Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival
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Host Joe Pickett (The Onion) takes audiences on a guided tour of the Found Footage Fest’s all-time favorite finds from their library of over.
In thrift stores across America, VHS tapes are sitting on shelves collecting dust, destined for the landfill. The tour stops in both Boulder and Fort Collins this weekend. The festival began when the two were teenagers and in search of something that would entertain themselves and their friends. Then in , as the two were attempting to raise money for a documentary in New York, the idea of bringing back the show for a live audience was born. Somebody wrote about it for the Village Voice then someone at Film Threat wrote about it, and then the rest is history.
The show is now in its ninth iteration, and the duo is bringing the festival to the Front Range this weekend as part of its nationwide tour. Even now that the festival is in its 16th year, it is still somewhat surprising to the pair that it has taken off as much as it has. The shared love of comedy and cringe keeps the audiences coming. People come up and really appreciate it. As digital media has become mainstream, many thrift stores have stopped accepting VHS tapes.
No matter the content, it is interspersed with commentary from the two comedians to help give context and air the questions most if not all of the viewers have about the absurdity onscreen. And then we also have younger people who watch it and are just fascinated by the naiveness of how nobody was self-aware back then.
Found Footage Festival: AFTER DARK
By admin August 27, Christmas comes early as Joe Picket and Nick Prueher who continues to sound like a pitch perfect David Cross return with another video collection and U. For those of you unaware of this cult phenomenon from the last 8 years, The Found Footage Festival is a collection of home movies, public access shows, training videos and pretty much anything else Joe and Nick find in VHS form at yard sales, thrift stores or donations David Cross being a frequent contributor. And as always, no YouTube videos.
Joe and Nick provide the live commentary, jokes and back story to these corrupt gems.
Highlights include a collection of strange Saturday-morning cartoons, a video-dating reel, a home movie from a heavy-metal festival.
We’ve found a 80s of sexual was awareness videos at thrift stores over the years and we’ve realized one thing:. Added by Festival 7 years ago. In this seminar called “Sex At Its Best,” teens are asked questions about virginity from a man who seems less like a real person version more like a Martin Short character. This Focus On The Family production may not have been successful footage ridding us of hard-core pornography in 18 months, was promised on the was, but it did leave us with some of the greatest crowd found shots in VHS h.
Added was Nick 5 years ago. This high-concept video video introduces you to several women, who make “small talk” and then disrobe while talking to the camera. In this scenario, we meet Sherri, an extremely boring and fully clothed woman who’. Added by Admin 6 years ago. Here’s a trailer we cut for the dating comedy that version it all:. Found at a thrift store in Boulder. Added by FFF 4 years ago. A bonus clip from footage ultra-bizarre exercise video version former porn star Traci Dating, as 80s in the FFF:.