The Adventures of Kiteman

Recently, when I was making the blog entry “Remember Me as a Time of Day“, I was going through old home movies, trying to figure out which ones to use for the blog entry.  I was especially taken by a movie made by myself and two of my best friends from high school, Brock and Jeremy (both of whom, despite the miracle nature of the internet, I have no contact with) called “The Adventures of Kiteman”.  It is horribly made (we only had an old VHS camcorder and our only method of editing was rewinding the tape and beginning filming where we wanted the cut to be, resulting in some pretty unintentional hilarity), but despite it’s enormous flaws (and the fact that it’s only a third completed) I find some moments of true genius in it.  So I figured I’d upload it all to the internet.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a convenient way to digitize the VHS, so what you have here is the tape filmed off a tube television onto my digitial camera (I was even a tad too lazy to hook my VCR up to my flat screen).  “Kiteman”s run time is around 18 minutes, and YouTube’s time limit is 15 minutes, so I had to split the movie into two parts.

The names on the opening credits are clearly not our names, they are our “stage names”.  Also, caution to those offended by strong language.  PSS, thanks to both my parents for turning in star performances here!


8 Responses to “The Adventures of Kiteman”

  1. Kyle Sundgren Says:

    Depending on your VCR and your willingness to spend a little money I might be able to help you figure out how to digitize this and other VHS if you so desire. Haven’t watched the movie yet, going to start it now.

    • sethdellinger Says:

      I’d be willing to spend a LITTLE money. Whachoo got for me?

      • Kyle Sundgren Says:

        Just take a look at the front and back of the VCR and see what kind of input/output you have. Hopefully it’s not a terribly old VCR. You probably have an RCA input (red white yellow, or even just white yellow. Either one would work.). Once you figure that out just go to your local Radioshack (sometimes Walmart has this sort of stuff too) and get a (Your input here) to USB. Then you just connect one end to your VCR, the other to your computer and have Media Player open when you do. Once your computer detects it you can upload like you would any video footage. A very liberal guess at the price I would say $30 max, but I’d be surprised if it cost that much. You will probably have to unhook your VCR from where it is and set it up next to your computer. They probably make a chord that is what you’re looking for in a really long length but obviously the bigger the length the bigger the price. Longest comment ever?

  2. Kyle Sundgren Says:

    “Toro baby! Toro once again! Eat Shit!” those three lines were a stroke a genius! Looked like a lot of fun to do. Makes me miss the glory days of Bernardo and I. The film actually looks like an early John Waters film!

    You should get a tripod. Just sayin’. Let the record show all that I was doing, was sayin’.

    • sethdellinger Says:

      haha thanks, I ad libbed the fight scene. I was pretty sure I deserved an Oscar.

      I know! I totally didn;t anticipate how long that video was, a few minutes in I was wishing I had propped the camera up.

  3. Cory War-ch-ch-chia Says:

    My stomach hurts from laughing! The three of you were so much fun to hang out with in these days. I think I started laughing 30 seconds into that video, and didn’t stop untill the end! I know I’ve seen it before (ages ago), but I really wish I knew how it ends. Nostalgia is making me it’s bitch right now! That was awesome!

  4. sethdellinger Says:

    I was surprised by how much I laughed, too! The secret weapon is Jeremy…he doesn’t have many lines but I LOL almost every time he talks!

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