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June 15, 2011 6:15 AM   Subscribe

"Test tube kitten baby?" [SLYT]

Filmmaker Daniel Boneschansker says:

A short film I made for Foundation Video class, as taught by Kathleen Tetlock at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University). Based on an idea developed by Philip Drost and myself.
posted by likeso (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Um. The shots of the kitten-baby were really jumpy. Like, they had to edit together 4 shots to make a single sentence. That was distracting.

Otherwise, an interesting reminder that we all just want to be like everyone else. (When we're not preoccupied with wanting to be totally unique)
posted by bilabial at 6:36 AM on June 15, 2011


I don't get the creeps too often, but every once and a while something or someone gives me the heebie-jeebies. This was one of those times.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:46 AM on June 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


That cat is doing a remarkable impression of This American Life contributor David Rakoff.
posted by graventy at 6:49 AM on June 15, 2011



That cat is doing a remarkable impression of This American Life contributor David Rakoff.


Impression?
posted by odinsdream at 6:58 AM on June 15, 2011


[frantically runs into thread before any other old-timer gets here, shows up totally out of breath] I don't know how these people got their...oh god...I don't know how these people got their kittens in test tu-...oh Jesus, hold on...got their kittens in test tubes or...oh my god, I just need to sit down for a minute...
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:09 AM on June 15, 2011 [13 favorites]


Creepiest thing about it? His moustache.
posted by cashman at 7:17 AM on June 15, 2011


He didn't do it like properlies.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:18 AM on June 15, 2011


I got through thirty seconds before I had to stop watching. CREEPITY.
posted by Kitteh at 7:33 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got through thirty seconds before I had to stop watching.

Really? I feel fantastic.


hey hey hey
posted by cashman at 7:36 AM on June 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


I wonder if Daniel Boneschansker had anything to do with this film.
posted by etc. at 7:48 AM on June 15, 2011


It's weird that the CNN bit looks like it was archival footage. I'd hate for my tragedy to become a plot point in a youtube video.

For the most part I liked this.

They need a sequel with just the cat going on about things like licking itself, sunlight, catnip and laser pointers.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:49 AM on June 15, 2011


Cashman, you are a horrible person.
posted by The Whelk at 7:51 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. That was surpassingly creepy and surprisingly good. Haven't seen anything like it before.
posted by misha at 8:21 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


This was a foundation video class project? These people have more talent and commitment than the Pratt kids put together.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:22 AM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't get the creeps too often, but every once and a while something or someone gives me the heebie-jeebies. This was one of those times.

Really? I feel fantastic.


Put me down for two times this morning. Thanks.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:55 AM on June 15, 2011


this makes me think of Beasts
posted by jammy at 4:21 PM on June 15, 2011


Creepiest thing about it? His moustache.
Which one? The cat's or the "narrator"?

But yeah, that video was a little... Not unsettling, but not plain old weird. Somewhere in between, with a little bit of uncomfortable thrown into the mix. Probably due to the cat's voice.
posted by promptcurry at 9:19 PM on June 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


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