I ate some shit there bro, sorry if i read lines in-between that weren't there. Clerks is not that
bad tho hence why i don't dislike it, it's just that the director has been living off from it for the last 3 decades thus giving it bad enough shade to be seen with utter disdain, which it very almost deserves because that guy is a prick yet also a pushover and the movie reflects that same spirit in its core, the events and characters are mean-spirited yet under a relentless passiveness.
>He also had a crew to help him
I suppose Barley Boy went camping with some friends and they divided work, one was recording video while the other recorded audio, and maybe someone else made the digital work while one of these made the rest a camp fire and dinner. It sounds very fun producing something out of camping and making money on top, or at least getting his name in the fame game.
The SC version seems to be the go-to version but 15GB is quite the download/upload, especially when i still don't know how their BLM ratio system works.
So here it is, i watched some parts out of order because the movie is mainly visual but now i somewhat regret saying we should watch it. It's not bad but it's not kidding when the synopsis mentions it's a slow movement cinema piece, it totally applies to the camera work done on the iPhone and i would also add abstract/meditative tags in there.
To be brief the movie is basically a set of "moving" landscape and astro photography, as in static framing with only slow zooming and panning as the dynamic element, that showcase an idyllic forest under a threat of darkness. The format is 4:3 which further enhances the traditional photo/film cinema presentation.
Said darkness is represented by the heavily post-processed mood from the image quality out of the phone's camera because of its lack of low-light capabilities, using under-exposed shots and denoising, halation + vignette tools as resources for creating this gloomy effect; the pros are that all of these are used in a properly tasteful way, the cons are none other than this being more of a visual art installation rather than a "proper" (as in narrative-driven) film, a fact the director very directly references and even mentions how the original purpose for this was to relax or "nap", hence the tongue-in-cheek title that completely stole my joke
The only thing that bothers me is reading this took "months" to render in a machine, honestly i don't see how it would've taken that long unless they did add unholy amounts of post-process algorithms into those small digital sensor videos. This is more of a movie for photographers or perhaps people who enjoy getting into a relaxed trance while watching moving pictures that is until the forest and horses burn in a thunderstorm fire at the end
Would def watch again if insomniac and minus the last 15 minutes.