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Modern Masters: In The Studio With Michael Golden
Modern Masters In The Studio With Michael Golden
Actor: Michael Golden
Director: Eric Nolen-Weathington
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2007     2hr 0min

Michael Golden is one of the most influential comic book artists of our time. Now, the producers of the Modern Masters book series take you behind the scenes and into his studio for a look at the creation of Tunuki, his la...  more »


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Actor: Michael Golden
Director: Eric Nolen-Weathington
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Biography, History
Studio: TwoMorrows Publishing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/18/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Less in the studio and more in the editors chair
Kropotkin | UK | 10/15/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Whilst what was on the DVD was mildly interesting, I think the makers have a cheek to call it in the studio with Michael Golden. There was no real discussion over his art and methods, and not much in the way of examples of his work. The packaging states that the running time is 90 minutes, The main interview was barely 30 minutes and he spent at least 10 minutes taling about editing comics.
Generally when running time is mentioned you expect that to cover the main feature and not to include all the Bonuses as well. these do not last 60 minutes unless my dvd clock is wrong. The bonus features are indeed of him drawing with some talk overlayed onto double speed photography. Given as the other reviewer has stated the low quality of the picture they could probably have done these in real time. I understand that Mr Golden does not do interviews often which is why I eagerly awaited this item, but he doesn't seem to have participated very fully and perhaps should not have agreed to the dvd if he did not want to be talkative. I was distinctly underwhelmed by it and if this is an indication of the quality of the other titles in the range then I will not be buying anymore and would advise other potential purchasers to approach with caution. If you want to have a better insight into Michael Golden then get the modern Masters book on Golden - which is great value and better serves the publisher and Golden than this DVD does"
J. Maurone | Philadelphia, PA | 05/29/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this on the store shelf, with a cover showing lots of production pages; since it was called IN THE STUDIO WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN, I expected to see how a comic book artist creates a full package. The packaging promises to take the viewer "behind the scenes and into his studio, for an exclusive look at this groundbreaking creator as he discusses the processes he undertakes to create his unparalleled artwork!"

Well, what you get is a man sitting in a chair for six chapters, mostly giving opinions, and telling us how little he draws unless he's being paid (he's more of a "thinker," you see.) There is an "extra" feature where he draws a character while giving more opinions.

And the quality was poor; pixelation and poor audio. DEFINITELY not worth 29.95. The store was selling it for half price, so I don't feel as bad; there were a few interesting opinions, at least. But this is not in the studio at all."