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Students Produce 1-Minute Reviews

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Two Muskingum University students produce YouTube content based on popular pop culture movies and movie trailers called 1-Minute Review. They have produced a total of 84 videos.

Muskingum senior Aaron Eno and junior Matt Triola began their movie reviewing experience January 2016, though the first one was uploaded to YouTube April 1, 2016.

“Every semester we do it differently, we refine it and fine tune it,” said Triola.

The show’s content is a result of the affection both Eno and Triola have for movies. They both liked the idea of movie reviews and they realized they wanted to keep them relatively short. They average length of their videos is 1:10 seconds.

“The [Muskie Daily] show needed more specialty content to begin with so we wanted to do something different than [what] everyone else was doing at the time,” said Eno.

Eno said “movies are tricky” because they both have to find the time to see the movie in movie theatres when they are released, which monetarily can add up to be expensive in the long run, because of this, Eno said straight movie reviews are “rare” for them to do.

Their most common content on 1-Minute Reviews are movie trailers. Their top viewed 1-Minute Review was the X-Men Apocalypse Trailer.

According to Triola, in order to pick which movie trailer they review it relies on “timeliness and what we both want to do.”  Both Eno and Triola admitted there are times where agreements have not been made, but they end up compromising on one topic they both enjoy.

“We wait for something to happen and then usually ten things happen and then we decide which ones we are going to do,” said Eno.

Their process includes writing their thoughts and the direction of the program before they get in front of the camera and then Triola step the next step is to “just let the camera roll.”

When they first started making 1-Minute Reviews filming took an hour to complete one episode, but now the filming step of the process is reduced to ten minutes.

“Sometimes we do get bogged down with like six to do at once,” said Triola.

Their first video was less than perfect according to Triola who remembers elements such as their body language during the video, the lack of an edited background, and their use of a whiteboard to illustrate their points.

“We’ve come a long way since then,” said Eno.

The creators of 1-Minute Review believe their videos offer a starting point for viewers to begin talking with others about the trailers and movies they review.

“We will talk about the trailers,” said Triola. “We don’t really talk about the videos as much because it instigates conversation…about the movie.”

Despite the duo’s enjoyment of their project, the 1-Minute Reviews could end after this semester due to Eno’s upcoming graduation in May and Triola’s 2017-2018 senior year.

All 1-Minute Reviews can be found on their YouTube channel Ace and Tree. They are also on Twitter at Ace_and_Tree. The total watch time for all of their videos is 1,282 minutes.

The most recent video posted by the pair is a review of the second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer.

1-Minute Review: Super Heroes

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It is no secret that we are in the midst of a super hero movie renaissance that began when the first Iron Man came out in 2008.

Since then we have had four major film companies spending huge amounts of money to sit us down in a theater to watch their movies.

2017 is looking no different as we are getting even more superhero movies from Marvel Studios, Fox, and Warner Bros. Here are three 1-Minute Reviews about upcoming super hero films.

Celebrate our 30th 1-Minute Review episode and subscribe to ACE and Tree! For this special episode we talk about the trailer for Logan. Rumored to be the final film in Fox’s current X-Men story arc, Logan is inspired by the Old Man Logan arc from the comics. Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine faithfully for 17 years, reprises his role for the final time. We had a lot to say in this one, enjoy!

Since Disney acquired Marvel Studios, they have made the franchise a multi-billion dollar industry. The next film in the very expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe holds the highly coveted May 5 release.

Director James Gunn returns to the helm for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, starring all of the original cast including: Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, and Dave Buatista as Drax.

There will also be some very surprising appearances from actors Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, and Nathan Fillion. This is our review of the teaser trailer.

So far Warner Bros. has three films in their fledgling DC Cinematic Universe that have all been met with mixed results. They are giving it another shot in 2017 with the movie Wonder Woman. So far the film shows much promise and could save the DCCU or potentially ruin it’s chances all together. Gal Gadot reprises her role as the titular character and also stars along side Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. Interestingly enough, Wonder Woman is taking place during World War I. Here is out review of the most recent trailer.