Seminar Guy

Contest Name :Smoke & Mirrors, Submission Date :06-21-2009, Uploaded By : Adam
Directed By :  Adam Palumbo, photographer/local videographer,,
Shot On: Canon XHA1, Edited On: finalcut,  Crew Members: 2  Duration: 2.33 mins
Pahoa ,HI , United States   Views: 673
Inspiration: John Bowers, a so-called healer tours america giving self help seminars for $100 a ticket. On stage he's a saint but off it's a different story.
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There are two-faced bozo's like that all over the place. Reminds of hypocritical scam artits like Benny Hinn, and cult leader types. People rarely practice what they preach. 
I liked how you worked with the sound. Fun song also.  
Interesting approach. I like the way you shot and edited it. Well done. Please check out my film "together again" and let me know what you think. 
Well done! Scams like that are all over the place, even in governments and religions all over the world causing the chaos we have today. And yet people fall for them because they need to believe in something! You're short-listed :-) lee~ 'Backwards In Time'...  
I found that very compelling. Really liked it, and it's different to others in the competition! If you get a chance, check out "No Pretences". =) 
Definitely an interesting premise. All of the writing for the speech is top notch and sounds EXACTLY like a seminar would. I've got two minor gripes - 1. We should see the John Bowers character at the seminar so that we understand what his face looks like first (though the way you shot the 'seminar' was very cool). 2. The order of those two scenes seem off - his unhealthy eating/smoking is a great image to show, but it doesn't seem quite as bad as the previous image of him hitting a girl he's probably in a relationship with. It seems like if you switched the order of those, the impact might be higher. Otherwise, enjoyed this one a lot and good luck! 
This is a great idea for a series. Very intriguing and mysterious. Nothing more interesting than a role model who is internally struggling. 
awesome film!!!!!!!!please check out "BEE IN THE WEB" and let me know ur reviews!!!!!!! 
I liked the concept. Role models tend to have a worst life than the average person. THey do the opposite of what they try to inspire in others to do. Very good Adam!! 
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