The Reenactors! Pilot
on Jun 03, 2012
From a filmmaking standpoint, the show could use a lot more style. A lot of the show plays out in long takes of a single wide or medium shot - this will bore an audience very quickly. Go in for more coverage. Instead of doing a dance montage in two long shots, shoot it from fifteen different angles and really make it pop. This helps to get a show on its feet. Also, the audio was very roomy - see if you can borrow some sound equipment for the next one. There were also a lot of audio issues when you cut between shots.
From a story point of view, I was never really connected to the show. I got that they're re-enacting The Breakfast Club, but I didn't understand the way some of the characters were portrayed. Were they acting like the characters on purpose? Was their behavior unintentionally similar to the movie? We've had a Breakfast Club show in primetime at Channel 101 before. Search for "The Bed and Breakfast Club." This was a show that went for a vibe similar to what you guys were trying for and succeeded.
Overall, I'd just say to add more style and flair. Expand your horizons, shoot in more locations, improve technically. And focus on writing clear, concise stories. Don't rely on pop culture references to be the main drive of your shows. Think about your finished product being shown on a 50 foot screen in front of 400 people - your show will live or die based on how quickly and consistently you can hook them and keep them entertained. Keep submitting!
Jun 04, 2012 at 4:21pm
Feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
Jun 03, 2012 at 3:42pm
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