Archive for August, 2011

In the Director’s Chair: “13 15 6 51 46” by 4PM Beer

Posted by    |    August 30th, 2011 at 5:00 am

This is one of my favorite short films from the 10th Annual 24 Hour Video Race.  Well produced and scripted, “13 15 6 51 46”  executed each of the required elements as well as any team in the competition.

With this short film review, YouPlusDallas introduces selected cast and crew from 4PM Beer.

The 24 Hour Video Race in Dallas is presented annually by the Video Association of Dallas.  To view more short films from the 24 Hour Video Race, go to the short films gallery.

In the Director’s Chair: “Foolishly Seeking True Love” by Jarrett Lee Conaway

Posted by    |    August 29th, 2011 at 5:30 am

A 2010 award winner – Top 20 Narrative by Vimeo, Jarrett Lee Conaway provides a behind the scenes look at “Foolishly Seeking True Love” below.




In the Director’s Chair: An interview with Salomon Ligthelm

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Salomon Ligthelm Interview from Michael Jones on Vimeo.

Michael Jones created a lengthy, unedited video of a conversation he had with Salomon Ligthelm about his short film, “Silient Transitions” .    Salomon is talented and we will be showcasing some of his other works over the coming weeks. (more…)

YouPlusDallas Launches Short Films Network

Posted by    |    August 21st, 2011 at 5:00 am

YouPlusDallas is launching YouPlusShortFilms,  a new initiative designed to support Texas-based film makers.  Our friend, Bart Weiss, has been kind enough to experiment with us in this noble effort, and so we inaugurate our new network by showcasing the winners of the tenth annual  24 Hour Video Race.  This event is presented annually by the Video Association of Dallas.

KERA’s Anne Bothwell, photographer/videographer David Leason, D Mag’s Peter Simek, Laura Neitzel, a founder of the 24 Hour Video Race ten years ago and I judged the final entries which were screened on Monday, May 23 at the Angelika Film Center. (more…)

The Lighthouse

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 5:00 am