Posts Tagged ‘love’

Difference between…

Posted by    |    February 10th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

One Thing About Men

Posted by    |    May 29th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

What is that one thing about men that women simply do not understand?  The short film  by Jason Headley entitled Its Not about the Nail, captures the moment with this line in the short video:  “Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen.”

YouPlus Dallas conducted its own survey of men and women of Dallas and asked the same question.  What is the one thing about men that women simply do not understand?  Take a look.

Lose Control

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 3:02 pm


Intense, depicting pain of love and relationships with great acting by older actors on a universal topic.  Haunting.

A Wedding Video Worth Watching by Dallas Brides

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Cinematic, romantic, sexy, creative, we could go on.  This creative team’s use of music, black and white footage, and great camera work and production values combine to showcase a young married couple in the best way possible.  Wedding videos are typically poor in quality and somewhat formulaic.  This wedding video focuses on the couple in a beautiful, cinematic way.  Dallas brides and Dallas women about to be engaged should look at this work for inspiration.

Never Too Late

Posted by    |    July 16th, 2012 at 11:11 am

Being a parent and going to school can be difficult and stressful. There are people that won’t even try to go to school once they have kids by using the excuse of “having to work.” The challenge is too difficult for many to even try. Being in a relationship that is supportive of each other can help you reach goals that you thought were gone. You have to believe in your significant other and always think about positive outcomes. There will be several bumps on the road and of course, financial problems. But there is nothing a family can’t overcome together.

I’m 35 years old, married, and a father of five beautiful kids. I am two quarters away from graduation, and it has been an intense ride. I was blessed with a family that has always believed in me and supported my dreams of becoming a filmmaker. If it wasn’t for their love and encouragement, I don’t think I would be where I am right now. There were many unfortunate events that could have brought us down, but nothing we couldn’t get back up from.

It’s never too late for an education, even if you have kids. Pursue your dreams or be supportive of someone that wants an education and perhaps thinks it can’t be done. No one said it would be easy. Whether you are married with children or not, with God, love and encouragement, it is possible.


Posted by    |    June 26th, 2012 at 11:30 am

Smile was directed by Misko Iho.  The song was originally composed as an instrumental by Charlie Chaplin for his movie ‘Modern Times’. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics some twenty years later and the voice belongs to Nat King Cole, who was the first one to sing it.  One would think you just walked up from behind them to see a beautiful yet powerful moment between two people.  Very nice work, good acting, and well done ending.


A Split Second

Posted by    |    June 17th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

The creators of Those Moments selected an interesting subject about chance encounters and created a rather predictable story line.  Those Moments is worth the view when you have a moment and want some light entertainment.

The Division of Gravity

Posted by    |    June 11th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Writing for Shorts of the Week, critic Craig Downing does a masterful job reviewing a work by Rob Chiu about the life cycle of a romantic relationship.  We thought our Dallas audience would enjoy this short film and Craig Downing’s review which is so good we present it below in its entirety from their website.

Downing wrote, “Like a beautiful warning, The Division Of Gravity depicts the tumultuous union, and dissolution, of a romantic relationship. Exploring the young marriage of a workaholic photographer and his new bride, director Rob Chiu uses gorgeous cinematography and breathless editing, combined with a keen sensitivity towards the fragility of love, to deliver timeless advice with the very medium that often consumes artists’ lives and leaves those they love in the dark.

Via rich visual, auditory, and narrative montage, the film exposes us to the far too common timeline of a romantic relationship. Stunning film techniques lure us into the irresistible rush of a developing relationship, yet we can’t seem to turn away when the true human issues develop that predictable momentum and the dynamics slowly shift from confident joy to insecure despair. The Division Of Gravity tactfully, honestly, and tenderly, navigates the beautiful and sometimes sloppy course of human relationships with a precise balance of visual aesthetics and emotional risk.  With a classic theme, The Division Of Gravity is a modern and poetic piece about the real insights that we have the opportunity to learn from one another even as a relationship falls apart.

Why does the drama in this piece work? The Division of Gravity is a film which invites the viewer to connect with the film naturally.  When writers simply just shotgun drama into a short, it doesn’t work. Chiu doesn’t rush the emotional pace of this film; he allows the drama some breathing room.  As Rob creates dramatic space, he gives us time to process and empathize with the characters and their emotions.  He also doesn’t let any one of the forms dominate the film.  While the narrative, the music, and the cinematography hit their marks, each is discreet while inviting us to connect with the story on our own terms rather than demanding that we do.

Chiu is represented in the UK through Stink, and has produced quite a bit of commercial work over the last couple of years. However it is the striking look, and emotional intensity of his narrative work—Division of Gravity, and before it, Fear/Love—which has sealed his reputation on the internet.  A visual stylist, Chiu began his professional career in design and motion graphics, a sensibility which expressed itself well in his 2005 animation, Black Day to Freedomand in his lauded 2007 title sequence for the prestigious OFFF festival. Collaborating again with DP Paul O’Callaghan, Division of Gravity is an undeniably beautiful film, but it is the emotional arc, and growing maturity of Chiu’s storytelling which elevate the work, and make Chiu a filmmaker worth paying attention to going forward.”  Well done.

Borrowing From the Past by Eliot Rausch and Phos Pictures

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:59 am

Eliot Rausch is one of our favorite short film makers here  at YouPlusDallas.  Rausch has done a wonderful job of translating feelings, hope and love into motion picture and sound.  The viewer is pulled into the experience  of each and every one of the stories.

My Favourite Things by kidswithcrayons

Posted by    |    March 8th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is a playground game I think most little girls play to guess the feelings of their crushes. Unfortunately, it often goes unknown if these feelings are requited.

In this cute short film entitled My Favourite Things by kidswithcrayons, watch as a case of puppy love unfolds. A girl keeps photos of her favorite things in a box that gets stolen by a smitten boy.

Watch the video to see if there is a happily ever after for this romance.