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Parkour and Freerunning => Pics & Vids => Topic started by: .Nico on March 09, 2006, 08:53:22 AM

Title: Three Men and a Car
Post by: .Nico on March 09, 2006, 08:53:22 AM
This is Nico from atlanta, just got referred to AmericanParkour by a friend in new york. Great site (joomla?). Anyway, i thought i would post a video that i made recently. It is directed to a non-parkour audience, so you wont find anyone showing off or doing huge kongs or precisions (actually no, there is a pretty sweet precision in there). The goal was to make a movie with a plot, and to experiment with different music. It is filmed in black and white, and (surprise) took about a day to create. I would appreciate your criticisms. Thats how we learn anyway, isnt it?

By the way, I am the guy on the bike

streaming:
http://www.stratoscrew.com/threemen.htm

and because i am feeling nice, here is the direct link so you dont have to view the source:
http://www.stratoscrew.com/dfg_0001.wmv
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Brian Belida on March 09, 2006, 09:04:58 AM
Welcome to APK and glad to have you!
Downloading your video now [and on my horrible college connection it might take a while] and will comment whence I watch it!

EDIT : Watched it! That was a fun video, I'm big proponent of "out of the norm" parkour videos with some kind of story / humor. Well done!
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Deft on March 09, 2006, 10:06:18 AM
Good stuff .Nico!! the first 40 seconds weren't necessary but once it "really started" I was hooked. I liked the music selections too. I loved it when the table turned and the chaser became the chased. I look forward to the next episode in the saga!!
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Ryan Ford on March 09, 2006, 10:25:36 AM
decent story...there was a lot of pointless stuff that just slowed you down though. in a real escape situation there wouldnt be that much wasted movement.
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: .Nico on March 09, 2006, 11:08:45 AM
i see what you mean demon. i have been doing parkour seriously since october, and right now i am not at the level where everything i do is necessary and efficient. On the other hand, i am aware of this and am constantly trying to improve. I see the movie as more of a comedy than a serious parkour film. If you look at it that way, it is mocking a lot of the gong fu movies which are just as inneficient. but all in all, i am proud of that movie as a 5-month milestone. i wonder where i will be after 5 years?

By the way demon, i love your tutorials. absolutely brilliant.
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Altimot on March 09, 2006, 02:19:35 PM
I like the Mr. Rogers music in the beginning. (cause he won the ultimat showdown of ultimate destiny you know.) some good pk, just keep at it and you will get those moves much more effecient. :)
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: The Manilla Gorilla on March 09, 2006, 03:38:01 PM
Hey nico, Its me Pk gorilla From Nypk, first and formost, Glad you could make it to APK, and i hope you enjoyed the jam (other then the Police dynamic to it, but what can i say we look like pot heads ;))

Overall good vid, I too likd the Mr. Rogers opening, But im a Ultmate destiny junkie too!
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Johnny Boy on March 09, 2006, 04:25:53 PM
work on the stuff being more efficient. that being said.
that was an awesome video, i really like vids that have a plot and that was a good one
keep up the great work ;)
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: Cloud on March 09, 2006, 11:25:09 PM
Pretty nice video you definitely kept me interested!  Great job on keeping the audiences attention.  Many videos will lose interest in a short while,  great story line!
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: psycosis12 on March 12, 2006, 03:59:05 AM
Wow, that was WOW, it was great i loved it, the part the really made me laugh was at the end....haha he took the guy car.......lol i gave you a kudos point for that video
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: .Nico on March 13, 2006, 08:39:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback, hombres. I think i will wait for some major improvements before i make another parkour movie. But you may see another non-parkour movie from me. Great community here. Thanks for the kudos point
Title: Re: Three Men and a Car
Post by: daminmancejin on March 31, 2006, 05:40:30 PM
why didn't you find somebody that doesn't know parkour if you would have did that the video would be great its very boring if the other person knows it already