Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SQUARESPACE x John Malkovich

I wanted to highlight this example based on some of our conversations related to the “engagement” film. While they're ultimately trying to sell a platform, it's kind of cool to see John's transformation from doing something that's emotionally draining to something for which he has passion. Although, admittedly, it doesn't really solve one of the issues we've been struggling with - how do we illustrate a character's transformation without them essentially quitting their job and “moving on to greener pastures”...

SQUARESPACE x John Malkovich from Miles Jay on Vimeo.

Now That's Democracy

The Truth is podcast on the Radiotopia network that specializes in short radio dramas. About four years ago they produced a piece called “Now That's Democracy”...

A little later, two filmmakers would adapt it into a short film...

That's Democracy from Cliff Traiman on Vimeo.

Then it comes full circle in this interview on The Truth with the filmmakers...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Receipt

I think this is an interesting example of the short storytelling that we all love that comes out of the restrictions like the 50 hour. But it also shows how companies can throw a lot of money at creative little (almost gimmick) projects. I say that but the filmmakers involved are odiously not small time and I am sure we would all love to have the chance to do something like this. Can't wait for the final shorts to come out so we can see what happens to that robot.

This is an addition to my original post.

Here are the 3 films they made. They are all very short, which is understandable, and they do feel a bit commercially. I am torn between two feelings about them. On one hand they took something very vague and made short simple stories about them. On the other hand they are very highly produced and look really good which makes them feel like commercials and a little less inspiring. One thing is for certain. They leave me wanting more and I have always felt that was a good thing in short stories. I think "Lost and Found" is my favorite. "Banana Town" is defiantly the weirdest. Guess who made that one.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hong Kong Strong

A summation of an entire city with highly creative match cuts and transitions. Enjoyed the phases that it was segmented into.

Hong Kong Strong from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk Into a Bar

I feel like we've been talking a lot about Story lately - be it at work, on the podcast, or playing D&D. And I think this short film does a great job of reminding me that you should never let the details (even though they may be important) get in the way of a good story.

A Writer and Three Script Editors Walk Into a Bar-HD from Craig Griffin on Vimeo.

C100 + FilmConvert

On the eve of the 2017 TCFF 50-Hour Challenge, I just wanted to share a little collection of short films shot with the C100 and grading using FilmConvert.

Invaders from Antti Raatikainen on Vimeo.

ITALIAN JUSTICE from marzio mirabella on Vimeo.

FIGHTER: Episode 1 / Josh from MAKE / DO / WITH on Vimeo.


Close To The Sun from Telefunky Films on Vimeo.

THE SEEKERS from Collin Sims on Vimeo.

Our Deepest Fear from Shawn Lovering on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Font Awesome Kick Starter Video

Guy walking and talking about a new product. Pretty solid and quite enjoyable.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cool Concept Video

We always talk about little concept videos. We all agree they look fun and they have a good mix of message and technical function. However we also know how much pre production and testing it can take to make something like this, and in the end does it always serve the purpose in the best way or was it just a cool concept. Anyways enjoy. If anything I think the pen technology is cool on a small scale.