Area Man Creates Homage Video to Brooklyn Heights Blog’s Karl Junkersfeld

BHB reader Dan Wolpow has elevated our man with a cam Karl Junkersfeld to the level of great filmmakers with this homage video.

Only the greatest directors of all time – Fellini, Speilberg, Hitchcock – are worthy of such brilliant parody. Well, maybe we’re just thankful he didn’t use puppets.

Watch for a cameo by another BHB “celeb” as well. See it after the jump.

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Love it, dan. I’m still laughing. Like the idea of introducing some star quality (Heather) into the production. I’ll remember that in the future.

    By the way, I wish I had your sense of humor. You are one very funny dude.

  • Heather Quinlan

    Congrats, Area Man!!!

  • David on Middagh

    I don’t want to give away the funniest part, but Mr. Wolpow, I give you a hand.

  • nabeguy

    That was brilliant! But in all fairness to KJ, his camera work is a little steadier than that.

  • AEB

    Wonderful, David–and the Heather impersonator was particularly spot-on!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    This film reminds me of my first film for the Brooklyn Heights Blog on July 3, 2009. It was characterized as an attempt of cinema verite’. Who knew.

    Here it is:

    AEB was very kind to me back then and i will never forget it. You are a kind man.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    One more point, Dan, I just went to your vimeo page and noticed that you graduated from Cornell University in 2007. Well, believe it or not, I graduated from Cornell in 1977. That makes us around the same age.

    Far above Cayuga’s waters, with its waves of blue,
    Stands our noble Alma Mater, glorious to view.
    Lift the chorus, speed it onward, loud her praises tell;
    Hail to thee our Alma Mater! Hail, all hail, Cornell!

    This filming stuff must be an ithaca, NY thing considering Heather went to college in Ithaca also. Can’t be coincidence.

    In prior post I meant to say attempt at cinema verite’. Don’t want y’all to think I am a complete dummy.

  • http://j lori

    I realize this was a parody, but I got a little seasick watching it.

  • http://j lois

    You don’t have to worry about the competition, Karl

  • Dan Wolpow

    Thanks, everyone! I think there’s a good reason they discontinued the Flip camera—as you can see, not very stable. If I ever take up filming professionally, I’ll pick up something a little more quality.

    Karl, keep up the great work. We’re big fans over here. Go Big Red!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Dan may not be the next Spielberg but his other skills are off the charts. He is a budding song writer/lyricist who has a unique ability to express life’s existential dilemma with a sense of humor coupled with a good tune.

    It is great to see a young talent like Dan’s making Brooklyn Heights their residence. Last year it was Cranberry Street’s Amanda Kaletsky:


    I still can’t get this tune out of my head.

    Here is Dan singing a very funny satirical song:


    (copy edited version) .
    I know Karl and he’s no Karl.
    However, his “I Set Her House on Fire” is one of the funniest routines ever. Dan’s surely got a great future with Letterman if only Letterman knew it.
    The parody is pitch perfect.
    Good work, Dan.

  • David on Middagh

    Me, I like the Evil Barbershop Quartet. I wonder if we’ll see more of them?

  • Livingston

    Thanks Dan for creating this “dee-licious” parody. However, viewing “House on Fire” might make prospective dates a tad hesitant.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    “Be Aware Of The Vengeful Wrath Of A Psychopath”

  • Livingston

    I fear you may be just a litle bit too gleeful on the subject matter.

  • CrankyOne

    teehee. Nice.