Archive for March, 2012

YouPlusDallas Videographers Nominated for 10 Awards at 168 Film Project

Posted by    |    March 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

We received some exciting news today at YouPlusDallas; many members of our team were nominated for ten (10!) awards for their work on a short film at the 168 Film Project Festival.  At the 168 Film Project, participants have exactly one week to conceptualize, film and edit a short film based on a single Bible verse.

YouPlusDallas Director of Production, Brandon Carmichael, along with YouPlusDallas freelancers and Art Institute students Luke Boney, Junior Hernandez, Roni Rucker and Matthew P. Rojas, among others, forfeited their free time for seven straight days to put together a piece of art for which they truly loved.

The film entitled Static, was based on the Bible verse Matthew 6:6. Says Producer/AD Brandon Carmichael, “The cool thing for me was getting to work with all the Art Institute students. I got to work with people, who even though I work with day in and day out, on an outside project that was created out of a mutual passion.”

A special shout out to friends of YouPlusDallas, Chris Wiegand and Mark Blitch, who also received multiple nominations.

Check back on YouPlusDallas toward the end of March, when the film will be available for viewing on our site. Congratulations to our talented videographers!

Oh, The Temptation by Steve V

Posted by    |    March 6th, 2012 at 11:19 am

Willpower is a funny thing. Sometimes, when we think no one is watching, we let it slip a tiny bit and give in to our vices.

In this hilarious video by Steve V, you watch as children try to resist the temptation that comes in the form of a marshmallow in hopes of a substantial reward. Two hidden cameras allow us to watch the kids visibly teeter back and forth between giving in and maintaining some self-control. I bet it was a blast to film this.

I was cracking up toward the end of this short video because I can totally relate, especially when I find myself in close-quarters with a bag of Cheetos and no supervision.