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    Default OVERFLOW the movie trailer

    http://youtu.be/ZpMJYL1CE5o

    Here is a little trailer I made from the forum ride to Alpine Creek Lodge. I will try and make some longer ones this weekend. Great job everyone.

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    OMgosh, that is so professional. Both the actual extraction, and the film work. Well worth one minute of your time to view that vid, I say.

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    "Winner Overflow Madness" had me cracking up! Looks like a great time was had by all!

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    So whose sled is it?!

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    The trailer is AWESOME! Looking forward to the longer movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    So whose sled is it?!
    The member that received "starring credits"

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    Well done Jeff!!! That was very well put together man. Very funny stuff!!! Thanks for putting it all together.

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    Question, how many AOD members does it take remove a snowmobile from overflow?

    Who is the smartest person of the group? LOL

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    Jeff, that is awesome!! Great work. I especially like the part where ErikinAk was in slow motion as he described how he got into that spot!
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    A Critic's Critique.

    "Overflow--the movie" is a complex piece of social commentary by budding filmmaker AKJeff. Under the veneer of a short documentary saga about extracting a snowmobile (or snowmachine, as Alaskans refer to them) frozen into a lake, AKJeff sublimely weaves a subconscious plot of life in America today.

    Just like the Star Wars saga, AKJeff brings us into the story somewhere in the middle. The viewer is left begging for a prequel--who is this snowmachine, why is it stuck in the lake, what is it feeling at this moment? Unfortunately, we just don't know, and thus have difficulty summoning any empathy for this apparently doomed machine. [SPOILER ALERT:] At the end, we see the lifeless machine freed from it's frozen manacles, and unceremoniously dragged away on a UHMW mat, like a freshly harvested bowhead whale on the spring ice off Barrow. We cannot help but feel unfulfilled, not knowing whether this sled is coaxed back to life; or butchered for its nutritious blubber in the traditional Inuit way, to sustain the isolated residents of Alpine Creek Lodge. Hopefully a sequel is in the works to answer these unresolved questions.

    The frozen lake obviously represents the state of the current political system and economy. Without it's support, the snowmachine would be on a bottom of a lake--thus the ice (and creeping socialism) are shown to be necessary evils for survival in Alaska. However, when the snowmachine inadvertently finds a crack in the ice, it becomes trapped in the regulations-run-amok overflow liquid, and quickly becomes hopelessly stuck.

    Observant viewers will delight to see how AKJeff brilliantly uses the chain saw as a metaphor for former Vice Presidential Candidate / Part-Term Governor / Reality Show Oddity / Political Twitterer Sarah Palin. The way the chain saw makes a lot of noise, gnashes its teeth, and blows smoke out its rear end will provide many Alaskan viewers with a knowing sense of deja-vu.

    Alas, the casting and costumes do detract from the otherwise brilliant cinematography. The overuse of face masks prevent the actors from displaying much facial emotion, kind of like Star Wars Stormtroopers. Also, who was that guy they cast as Claude? He looked like Gilbert Gottfried with a rat pelt duct taped to his face!

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    Haha good movie.

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    This is the best! LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by sr12345 View Post
    A Critic's Critique.

    "Overflow--the movie" is a complex piece of social commentary by budding filmmaker AKJeff. Under the veneer of a short documentary saga about extracting a snowmobile (or snowmachine, as Alaskans refer to them) frozen into a lake, AKJeff sublimely weaves a subconscious plot of life in America today.

    Just like the Star Wars saga, AKJeff brings us into the story somewhere in the middle. The viewer is left begging for a prequel--who is this snowmachine, why is it stuck in the lake, what is it feeling at this moment? Unfortunately, we just don't know, and thus have difficulty summoning any empathy for this apparently doomed machine. [SPOILER ALERT:] At the end, we see the lifeless machine freed from it's frozen manacles, and unceremoniously dragged away on a UHMW mat, like a freshly harvested bowhead whale on the spring ice off Barrow. We cannot help but feel unfulfilled, not knowing whether this sled is coaxed back to life; or butchered for its nutritious blubber in the traditional Inuit way, to sustain the isolated residents of Alpine Creek Lodge. Hopefully a sequel is in the works to answer these unresolved questions.

    The frozen lake obviously represents the state of the current political system and economy. Without it's support, the snowmachine would be on a bottom of a lake--thus the ice (and creeping socialism) are shown to be necessary evils for survival in Alaska. However, when the snowmachine inadvertently finds a crack in the ice, it becomes trapped in the regulations-run-amok overflow liquid, and quickly becomes hopelessly stuck.

    Observant viewers will delight to see how AKJeff brilliantly uses the chain saw as a metaphor for former Vice Presidential Candidate / Part-Term Governor / Reality Show Oddity / Political Twitterer Sarah Palin. The way the chain saw makes a lot of noise, gnashes its teeth, and blows smoke out its rear end will provide many Alaskan viewers with a knowing sense of deja-vu.

    Alas, the casting and costumes do detract from the otherwise brilliant cinematography. The overuse of face masks prevent the actors from displaying much facial emotion, kind of like Star Wars Stormtroopers. Also, who was that guy they cast as Claude? He looked like Gilbert Gottfried with a rat pelt duct taped to his face!

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    sr12345, that is a RIOT !!! I laughed out loud a few times hahahaha !

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    Jeff, I love-hate you so much right now.
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    I am sure looking forward to the completed project! I need to talk with hair and makeup regarding the frost buildup on my diminutive top-knot! I also hope that if there is a remake they have the foresight to increase the supported footing radius around the stuck machine to more than about 3'! That water was COLD!!!!

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    Excellent! Both the trailer and the critique.

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    Well done!
    "If snowmachiners would adopt the habits of riding one at a time and not parking at the base of avalanche prone slopes, the number of fatalities would likely be whittled by at least a third, if not by half." ~ Jill Fredston, in the book Snowstruck, In The Grip Of Avalanches.

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    SR, that was laugh out loud funny here at the lodge! Wow! Between you and Jeff you need to get into the movie making business! lol! Still laughing!
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