So while the funny part was covered and the heartfelt part was nailed, the clever part was where I was less certain the episode worked, at least on the first time through. It is hard to see the transformation that the Dean undergoes this week without comparing it directly to Harmon himself. Check. Meanwhile, Ganz — who wrote this episode — is the surrogate figure that Annie comes to represent in this episode, dogmatically defending Harmon the Dean for his “genius”. Luis Guzman." After Guzman points out that he hasn’t been giving Greendale the love it deserves during his quest for perfection, the Dean goes into a full mental breakdown — burning his degree certificate, roaming the abandoned school halls naked and doing something inappropriate with the ice cream machine. This time round, Abed is chronicling the Dean’s attempt to created an updated version of Greendale’s advertisement; the current commercial is the same one that has been airing for the past twenty or so years. “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux” really did everything right. 21 min 11/17/2011 $2.99. 1:11. Seizoen 3, aflevering 8 12 CC SD CC HD. Community S3, E8: Documentary In Filmmaking: Redux. TV Reviews All of our TV reviews in one convenient place. I’ve been on repeatedly on record, ever since I started reviewing this show, advocating about how great Jim Rash is in the role of Dean Pelton, and Documentary Filmmaking Redux is a standout moment for him in a season that has so far been full of standout moments. We want to get across some idea or some theme or some alien bug monster that we really care about and have other people latch on to that and say, “Hey, I love your alien bug monster.” Stories are about entertaining other people, yes, but they’re also functionally about being part of something greater than yourself, about tapping into a community that gets excited by the same stuff you do and wants to listen to the same tales of excitement and woe. With Thanksgiving (???) Sometimes, you just want to sit back and have a good time, you know? But this episode isn’t as interested in that idea. There are times when the show doesn’t earn those group hugs at the end, but this episode—with Jeff giving a tired, “Yep,” after the Dean asked for forgiveness—ended with one that seemed to acknowledge that these people are, in a way, trapped, so they may as well make the best of it and enjoy the people around them. 1:51. 3:15. This was closer to “Ancient Myths And Messianic Peoples,” an episode I loved at the time and love a little more every time I watch it. It was originally broadcast on November 17, 2011 on NBC. And for the bottom 10: 10: Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations. I get the efforts, seemingly willed collectively by everyone on the Internet (seriously, political and sports bloggers I follow were all over this story), to get a bigger audience to tune in tonight. a11485580. Joel McHale as Jeff Winger as Dean Pelton. It hit all three of the bases a good Community episode needs to hit, in that it was funny, clever, and heartfelt. Alison Brie - Annie Edison 6. 3:15. Vlias Singh. He is rescued, ultimately, by Abed who abandons his objectivity to use the Dean’s original footage, cut with other scenes from his documentary, to create a commercial which is better than good: one that’s good enough. Fully acknowledged. Documentary Filmmaking: Redux. 8: "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux" 11/18/2011 05:00 pm ET Updated Jan 18, 2012 Of all the episodes to air on the heels of the news that Community would initially disappear from NBC's midseason schedule in January , "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux" was a perfect example of why this show is probably doing so poorly in the ratings and … - Christian Movie | Filmmaking for Churches. When filming starts, Jeff portrays the Dean with the aid of a bald cap and intentionally overacts his part. This meta-tastic episode of Community could not really have arrived at a better time. A recap of where we last left the study group at the end of season 2 of COMMUNITY with a behind the scenes look at season 3 highlighted by interviews with Joel McHale and John Goodman as … Here’s a big episode for those of you on board the Britta/Troy shipper train. No, it’s interested in something far more wide-ranging and fascinating, at least to me. Furthermore, it was one of the show’s more self-aware episodes, self-aware in a way that even last year’s “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking” wasn’t. *Disclaimer: Not an education. Watch Documentary Filmmaking: Redux ... Community Season 3 Featurette. In Season 2 and Season 3, "Community" tackled the documentary format with unbelievable success. While I’m not horribly worried about the show’s future—for reasons I’ll spell out in a ratings roundup tomorrow, in hopes of keeping this article vaguely on topic for a terrific episode—I get the anger and frustration and fear. It would be an absolute tragedy if NBC allowed a show like this to go to waste. And I liked Abed’s acknowledgment to the other cameraman that, hey, this is something new. If you’re not a Community believer, then this episode probably reinforced your feelings of indifference (or even dislike) toward the show. If I saw a commercial featuring Troy doing that thumbs up and Luis Guzman saying, “I got laid!” while watching late-night TV, I’d definitely think about searching my Internet keywords for Greendale. An episode produced long before anyone ever thought about this show being in trouble has—completely inadvertently—created the best possible argument for why it should be allowed to survive. Shirley reveals that she was dead for three minutes one time. r/Community Rewatch S3E8: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux Abed films a documentary following the Dean as he attempts to make a new commercial for Greendale, but when celebrity alumnus Luis Guzman agrees to appear in the commercial, the Dean quickly pushes the production way out of hand and well over budget. For fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger, they are his only chance to keep his job. This is the sort of thing that always hurts to be reminded of, because stories are designed to bring people together with those who are like them, and nothing hurts more than realizing that in all of the world, there are very few people like you. So did "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux", "Advanced Documentary Filmmaking", and "Wedding Videography". 7: Intro to Knots. Rule of Thirds, Documentary … ( Log Out /  Donald Glover - Troy Barnes 7. 4 Documentaries - Documentary Filmmaking: Redux Community has a handful of mockumentaries within its lineup, but the best one of all has to be "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux." Ryan McPartlin features in the old Greendale ad from the ’80s, and I do hope we’ll get to see Dean Bigley at some point in the near future. next week, Community returns in a fortnight with Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism. 1:51. In particular, I thought the third act—which mostly focused on the Dean’s sanity dissolving and Abed deciding to step in and save him, even though it would ruin his precious objectivity, was the strongest ending the show has done in a while. filmmakingforchurches. As Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) films an updated commercial for Greendale, the production takes a wild turn once he discovers that a famous Greendale alum has agreed to appear in the ad. Community—one of the fan-service-iest shows on TV—has always understood this. Documentary filmmaking: A perfect Entertainment and Reality . Along the way, there was a lot of funny stuff. While I guess I’d classify this episode as “smart” more than it was “funny,” that’s not really a detriment in my book. History lesson: Chang's time at school before becoming "Kevin" is gone over by Dean Pelton in the documentary. 8. 1. - Christian Movie | Filmmaking for Churches. $1.99. Documentary Filmmaking: Redux Community Season 3. Troy, Shirley, Britta, and Jeff rehearse their lines. Season 3’s “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux,” the second installment in Community’s “Documentary Filmmaking” trilogy, sees Abed attempting to replicate Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse by documenting the Dean’s descent (or Dean-scent) into madness. But I think this sort of thing is excellent in moderation—why else would we need a Charlie Kaufman?—and I loved this episode almost as much as those two others. I’ve already made my opinions on the matter quite clear, even if I can see why NBC would pull such a move. I will say one thing: It was fucking amazing. Nice touch. I loved Garrett in the mo-cap suit. Documentary Filmmaking Redux returns to the documentary format of shows such as Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, first (and last) seen in Community during last year’s Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking. The misfits of Greendale Community College return for more wacky lessons in love, life and friendship in the second season of this ensemble sitcom. Tomatometer Not Yet Available TOMATOMETER Critic Ratings: N/A Critics Consensus. Church Filmmaking: How Do I Get My Community Involved? Documentary Filmmaking: Redux . It’s understood on some primal level since around mid-season one that it’s making this show for a very small, very fervent fanbase, and no matter how much Dan Harmon and his writers talk about wanting this show to be a big hit (if only for self-preservation), there’s something in them that just won’t let them betray the cultier aspects of the show. 19: Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking. You’ll get no anger from me if this one just didn’t work for you. The Community episode "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" has Abed making one of these. (I think if I’d graded it after my first viewing, you’d all have been very upset.) Aside from the parallels with Community‘s writing staff, this was also another strong episode for the character of Abed, particularly in reinforcing the idea that he is the only sane member of the study group, as revealed at the end of Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps. For audiences, they are a place of endless laughter. And Luis Guzman’s walk through the lonely, vaguely apocalyptic campus—mirroring the statue of himself—was very funny as well, especially once he got into the building and met the Dean (and his possum). If you’re someone who’s never watched before, you probably laughed at some of the jokes but couldn’t make heads or tails out of some of the character dynamics or why the group’s embrace of the Dean at the end was meaningful. Presenting Oli Croker: history student at the University of Birmingham, incredibly amateur cricketer and self-important Blatherer. Rash, who also co-wrote the script for The Descendants, making this a very odd, very big week for him, has always played one of the show’s goofier characters. I can’t imagine anyone who hasn’t seen (and loved) every episode of this show tuning in and getting anything out of it. Mardell Pedersen. "Advanced Documentary Filmmaking" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of the NBC sitcom Community, which originally aired on March 14, 2013.The episode was written by Hunter Covington, and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.In this episode, Abed makes a documentary about Changnesia in order to receive a research grant, with Jeff attempting to prove Chang is faking … 2. I believe that the Dean is wearing the same underwear that Jeff wears in the episode where he plays pool naked. 15, 2013 By Brian Collins Mar. Prev Next View All . Vlias Singh. Community - Season 3, Ep. It rose in my estimation with every viewing. The Summer Institute in Documentary Filmmaking. 9: Advanced Documentary Filmmaking. It’s always understood that the flipside of being a low-rated cult hit is that the people who love you, adore you. Danny Pudi - Abed Nadir 4. This time round, Abed is chronicling the Dean’s attempt to created an updated version of Greendale’s advertisement; the current commercial is the same … I don’t know if you heard, but we’ve only got a finite number of episodes of Community left before the show goes on a … Joel McHale - Jeff Winger 2. It had a lot riding on it for plenty of us, and it’s impossible to live up to those sorts of expectations. Luis Guzmán as himself ("Documentary Filmmaking: Redux") Leslie Hendrix as Botanist (" Basic Lupine Urology "), a play on her role as a medical examiner in the Law & Order franchise the episode is styled upon Michael Ironside as Colonel Archwood ("Basic Lupine Urology") Taran Killam as Cory "Mr. Rad" Radison (" Regional Holiday Music ") For more Community humor based on 1980s video editing techniques, watch the Greendale commerical from "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux." I don’t know if you heard, but we’ve only got a finite number of episodes of Community left before the show goes on a hiatus that has no defined end. Furthermore, the episode’s built around the idea that Abed fundamentally remains outside of the group, even as he’s a part of it. Filmed as an exposé on a madman in the making, this episode focuses on Dean Craig Pelton as he tries to direct a new commercial to promote the school. I get the attempts to barrage NBC with Twitter messages. The "cast" is a group of African American actors, and the audience is all white. (Okay, “Remedial Chaos Theory” excepted.) Nonetheless, getting pulled from the schedule is hardly a good thing. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Community: “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux ” Emily Todd VanDerWerff. Watch Community Documentary Filmmaking: Redux. He manages to avoid succumbing to the madness that engulfs the Dean and the others in the commercial by maintaining his position as an outsider (Jeff too tries to avoid this initially, but eventually becomes involved with the project) and is able to recognise the need for him to come to the rescue at the conclusion of the episode — much like at the end of Remedial Chaos Theory, where he provided his own version of a Winger-speech to remove the tensions between the group. Gillian Jacobs - Britta Perry 3. Church Filmmaking: How Do I Get My Community Involved? I’ll also take a moment to defend their decision to keep Whitney on the air — it pairs better with incoming comedy Are You There, Chelsea? When an old friend … On Day One, Dean Pelton introduces the script with the help of his "script supervisor", Annie. For one thing, this episode provides a terrific showcase for Jim Rash as Dean Pelton. 20: Regional Holiday Music. Save. Abed understands this intellectually, but he hasn’t yet understood that sometimes the thing the story needs most is for the author to step in and help the characters toward a better ending. Anthropology 101 21m. of the original documentary episode, but it lacks that episode’s commentary on the falseness of the documentary format, the way that it promises “reality” but instead delivers something just as fictional as anything else. But I kind of like that this episode aired in the midst of all this uncertainty. The series has received critical acclaim for its acting and writing, earning itself nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and People’s … His work with Joel McHale’s Jeff has been brilliant as well – consider the Kiss from a Rose montage from last week’s Studies in Modern Movement – and the two are on fire here with Jeff being cast in the role of the Dean during the commercial, and slowly succumbing to the madness that engulfs the shoot. But the flipside of that is always going to be that the people who don’t like it are just going to feel more and more isolated with every passing episode, because they don’t get what everybody else is so nuts about. Now, when the show is back in February or March because NBC has an awful, awful schedule that’s betting on The Voice somehow singlehandedly propping up the network, we’ll all look back on this terrifying time and laugh, but for now, yes, scary time. 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