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Old 12-13-2012, 06:27 PM   #21
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0:15 – Would have been nice to see a “directed by” credit here.
0:20 – Violently stirring the DME into the water. Nice. Jarring. Takes the audience out of their comfort zone right out of the box. And then fade to black, leaving them with many unanswered questions. Like, “what the hell did I just watch?”
0:31 – Oh God, he’s pouring boiling hot wort right into his carboy?! Oh, wait. It’s only a starter. Whew.
0:46 – Vigorously rattling the yeast vial: good use of foreshadowing.
0:57 – Watching the vortex spin gives the viewer a chance to reflect on how our universe is like that. That’s deep. We are so small, and yet still connected.
1:07 – I think you were a little heavy-handed here. You could have just showed the viewers the grain IN the bucket instead of showing them the words “grain bucket.” But this added tension, so it was still pretty good. “Oh God – it’s a bucket full of grain! What’s going to happen next?! I CAN’T WATCH!”
1:23 – Nice time-lapse work here, showing how annoying it is to go up and down the basement stairs to get all of your equipment. This really helps capture the essence of Brew Day.
1:34 – And then we see the equipment all lined up, from a low angle, to make the equipment look monolithic and overpowering. Almost majestic in their shared goal: to make beer. Beautiful.
1:40-2:18 – This was a touching homage to the unsung hero of Brew Day: water. Without water, Brew Day would be pretty meaningless. And it would be really hard to clean things.
2:20 – DANGER KEEP OUT OF REACH OF C…something. Children? Cousins? Cichlids? Chinchillas? I’m going to go with chinchillas. There’s no telling what havoc chinchillas could wreak with undiluted Star San.
2:46 – I’m going to assume that this was fast-motion work, because if not, then that was some of the most vigorous mash paddling I have ever seen. You probably wouldn’t even need to heat the strike water due to the excessive friction heat caused by that. Which would be pretty neat.
3:06 – Vorlaufing in near-complete darkness. And the once clear water is now dark wort. Symbolizing that the vorlauf stage of Brew Day is the darkest part of the night before the dawn. “Did we mess up the mash? Are we going to hit our efficiency? Is this going to be a terrible batch of beer?” So many self-doubts fill us during the vorlauf. It’s a good time to drink a beer.
3:32 – The fly sparge shot shows us the inevitability of the hot liquor becoming sweet wort. Our little babies are growing up before our very eyes.
3:53 – 7.3 gallons of boiling wort. Numbers mean a lot in films like this. I have no idea what it references in this instance, but I’m sure it references something.
4:11 – From the kettle, through the chiller, to the fermenting bucket. Our once-virginal water makes its journey towards becoming BEER. So many water molecules will never have the chance to be in beer. Such a shame.
4:22 – You forgot about the stir bar, didn’t you. Don’t lie. You did.
4:30 – And then we come to the biggest plot hole in the whole film: the airlock. He is shown standing there, on top of the now impregnated wort, waiting for his chance to bubble. But does he? DOES HE?! NO!
4:36 – Instead, we see a big bucket of sudsy stuff bubbling instead. WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED TO AIRLOCK?
5:04 – A claim stating that “billions of yeast were harmed in the making of this film” would have been the responsible thing to say.

Yes, we need to see a part two.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #22
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That was awesome! Artistic as hell.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #23
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Thanks everyone! Some great feedback and posts! I think we decided Monday we're moving to keg, so I'll do some filming there (although I forgot my camera when we moved to secondary, whoops!) and then when it's carbed and ready to pour I'll get the final shot, the best part, pouring the beer from our keezer!

And Lando, that was the greatest recap of a film I've done, EVER! Thanks, love it!


Also, I'll post the music on the first post for everyone to see!

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #24
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Really cool, Nice Cam angles too. Looks like some great teamwork on brewday.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #25
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Great vid mate. Much more Vimeo than YouTube ( if you know what I mean).

Looking forward to he concluding part.

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #26
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Thanks everyone! Hope you had a happy holidays! The beer is delicious too! I'll be grabbing my last shot maybe this week and I'll see what I can do.

I just ordered a new lens, so I'll be making a new video on my next brew day with it, and hopefully it'll feel like a whole different style of video, wouldn't want you all watching the same video twice now!

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #27
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I want to brew now! To take to video to the next you should tell us what beer your brewing and to see the process from start to finish. Brew, Ferm, Bottle/Keg, then the epic pour of the brew we just watched that to me would make the video perfect.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:20 AM   #28
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It took my breath away

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #29
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Quote:
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It took my breath away
Yeah, I thought it was that awesome too.
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Thanks!

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