Inside Michigan Football - what happened to the production values?
I agree, very shaky handi-camish.
Your avatar pic matches your post perfectly!
It was a great weekend and a great start. It takes a grump to find a reason to complain. I'm so happy I wouldn't have even noticed the production values if I hadn't clicked on this thread. Now, I like them even more.
You want no-nonsense, unpretentious Brady Hoke? You get a no-nonsense, unpretentious "Inside Michigan Football."
Things worth doing are worth doing well. This is not done well and does not approach the level of excellence Michigan fans all tell me they expect. To me unpretentious is not a synonym for amateurish.
is the new director
new style of filming....Manfilm
Could be wrong but I thought the studio was in Crisler. So it just might not be available.
was behind them next to the parking lot so I don't think the studio is there.
Wow...how about the regular studio is not available because of the fact that the actual studio is in a building that is being renovated. Thus, they filmed from the vantage point where you see Crisler out the window.
I have a few of the RR era DVR'd and some of them were shot at the Al Glick Field House.
Of the eastern boxes. They have windows overlooking Crisler and the lot.
This is Michigan. We don't need flashy. It's going to be tremendous we are going to touch people. It's not about being fancy. This is Michigan.
Brady Hoke is pointing at you.
If you're asking yourself why you got negged, it is in fact, because it is too soon.
A Parkinsons joke. There is nothing more hilarious than losing the ability to control your body, forgetting the names and faces of loved ones and an untimely death. Good job. Posbang him, everyone.
Much improved over the "who turned the lights off in the studio?" setup of the previous incarnation of the show, but yeah, tripods are great. Use one.
Complaining about free content? Sounds awesome.
In Damefan1's defense, his stuff is so unspeakably awful, it actually is sort of good.
As in, "That was a sort of good train wreck."
Hoke is cool on there and the way he handles himself has got to be appealing to recruits. Like every other time he's in the media. My one criticism on content is I'd like to see Hoke directly addressing the highlights that Brandstatter is describing. Bo used to be great at that. The best was when they'd have a big gainer and he'd note why that wasn't a particularly well-blocked play.
While they are at it, they should just call it Michigan Replay, and film the thing the same night of the game like they used to before Rich Rodriguez.
We're never going to see the Michigan Replay name come back. It's owned by the former producer of the show, not the University, and it seems he was pretty much resigned to the fact of retiring it when the previous format went by the wayside. Better for the University's bottom line, too.
That being said, a man can dream, can't he?
In this case, the huge marketing firm can't produce a rinky dink half hour show with the production value or entertainment of a locally produced show. They wrote the Athletic Department a big check to produce crap.
I want the 70ish, semi-porno theme music back. That song brings back so many great memories of watching Bo, Mo and Lloyd breaking down Michigan highlights. As another poster pointed out, the best part was watching them gripe about how something was wrong with a play that went for 70 yards and a TD. The death of Michigan Replay just plain sucks. Period.
Mo never used the pornofunk music (the instrumental version of Across 110th Street), nor did Lloyd until (I think?) 2002 or 3. For a while Michigan Replay used a bunch of somewhat awesome, yet not funky enough 80s synth crap.
But, yes, missing that pornofunk.
They should let Hoke produce it. It would be Across 110th Street, an old Jarret Irons #37 jersey thumb tacked to wood paneling, two La-Z-Boys and a coffee table with some sandwiches.
Don't forget the completely random knick-nacks tucked away on all the shelves, which gave you something interesting to look at during the coachspeak.
#37 for life!
And shag carpet on the floor.
Did I say sandwiches? I of course meant to say Manwiches and a case of Schlitz.
...would fit with the new name of the show, too....
I miss this song so much. Needs techno remix. Your move, Internet.
Used to watch this every week during football season, the music reminds me of my youth, though now, the 70's porn quality is more obvious.
It really, really, REALLY, bugs me that that block M isn't symmetrical. Is that on purpose? The U would have a fit if that was done nowadays.
Wow, that is really crazy, maybe it was a patent issue on the block M.
I obviously did not watch enough porn back in the day. I was totally unable to recongize that the Michigan Replay music was semi-porn. Thanks for the music history lesson.
I don't either know if I associated it with Porn, but certainly the 70's or 80's. In this day and age where everything changes, I too would like to bring it back to Michigan Replay of yesteryear.
... oh well, I'm living in Switzerland, so I don't watch it and everything here seems to be from the 70's anyway.
Because Sunday mornings, er, Mondays on your couch with coachspeak and highlights was/is awesome?
I literally JUST finished watching the show on my DVR, then came here and found this thread. Totally agree re: the camera work. Somebody somewhere thought it'd be cool to do this floating cam thing, and the way-too-close close-ups of Hoke. It's not. It's stupid. It made me feel vertigo-ish.
im diggin the old school intro
It's all Dogme 95 and shit.
Borges films it. It's his "baby."
Michigan Replay/Inside Michigan Football was filmed at the Crisler Production Studio which is currently being constructed upon, just like the rest of Crisler. Hopefully it will be done pretty soon. Right now they're doing the football post game pressers in the visiting media room instead of the studio. I can see it making everything more difficult, especially to get that 24 hour turnaround.
Its cinema verite, my friends...cinema verite!
The swinging zoom/close-ups bothered me as well, although otherwise I'm happy to have 22 minutes of highlights/interviews devoted exclusively to Mich..
Yeah,another vote for Bo era replay. You would think DB would also want the same version we all cherish. He surely doesn't think this current form is equal or better?Glad i'm not the only who thought the same thing. Must watch,but kinda painful.