You’re not supposed to record footage at Comic-Con and you shouldn’t. It’s an insult to the filmmakers, to the over 6,000 people in the room, and to true movie-lovers everywhere. But if there’s a way to, oh, I don’t know, re-create the footage, you’re totally allowed to do that.
Hit the jump for something I think you’re really gonna love.
I completely understand if you couldn’t make it in to Hall H for the jaw-dropping “Iron Man 2” footage (although if you’re a so-called professional film journalist and you don’t have the good sense to show up early so you can get a seat, you don’t really deserve to get in), so Mali Elfman of Screencrave.com, Silas Lesnick from ComingSoon and MTV, and other spectacular people decided to put together the footage in its Sweded* form. I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of it and I’m the guy totally ruining as I tried to take it over from behind the scenes (it’s a good thing that Elfman is, like most good directors, incredibly forceful in maintaining control over a project) and re-enacted Garry Shandling’s performance as Senator Stern except I’m always looking up because I’m talking to Silas (who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man and I think Robert Downey Jr. would be proud) who is taller than me and so that’s where my eye-line went. I am NOT a completely horrible actor!
You should really check this video out below and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed helping to make it. This was just another thing that contributed to this year’s Comic-Con being one of the best times of my life and I’m so grateful I was invited to be a part of it. Again, special credit to Elfman who originally posted the video on Screencrave.com.
Sweding*, for those that don’t know, is a no-budget way to recreate famous movies and it takes imagination, quick-thinking, and it’s highly enjoyable. It’s kind of like Dogme 95 except it doesn’t totally suck.
*Sweding, again for those that don’t know, was a term coined by Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind” which first created this innovative approach.