Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

24 Hour Video Race Results: “Cycle, Recycle” Takes Home First Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 5:07 pm

“The worst mistake in life is becoming stagnant.”

Spoken by one of the characters in Chase Anderson’s short film, “Cycle, Recycle”, the words perfectly capture the heart of the story. Life, in particular relationships, are filled with highs and lows, heartwarming triumphs and crushing defeats. Even when the blows are almost too much to take, the worst thing you can do is remain stagnant and resist change. Some relationships are meant to last, some require a little give and take, and some end up being just one more “Alyssa” of “Jessica” (or the occasional “Giselle”) on your path to finding the one. It’s all part of the process, the ebb and flow of life.

“Cycle, Recycle”, directed by Chase Anderson, took home first place in the 2013 24 Hour Video Race’s Pixelvision (High School) Division.


Les Dangereux

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Did she jump to the wrong conclusion?

Passion Pit

Posted by    |    July 24th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

This comes directly from Vimeo.

“A heart broken museum security guard sees reality shift after abusing his medication, bringing him back to a glorified vision of his past love.

Each piece of art suddenly takes part in illustrating the love cycle surrounding him. From the triangle symbolizing Seduction (Gold), to the Fiery Passion that consumes a relationship (Yellow), the entangled and complicated Break Up (Red, Dynamite), ending up with the hopeful and healing Rebirth ( Green).



Director of photography: Simon Duhamel
Assistant director: Andrea Pollano
Camera: Alexandre Ruffin

Editing: Alex Da Cunha
After Effects post production: Greg Barth
CG post production, look dev and compositing: Robert Quinn

Styling: Cristina Acevedo
Make-Up: Isobel Mulder
Costumes: Yuki Honjo-Archer
Set, Props and accessories: Clement Yeh, Ian Langhor & Sylvain Lavoie


Security Guard: Adam Bielher
Gold Lips: Ashley Christine
Ex girfriend: Rachel Reichel”

MOMENTOS by Nuno Rocha

Posted by    |    February 28th, 2012 at 11:26 am

Sometimes relationships fall apart, but isn’t it wonderfully beautiful when they can fall back together? Nuno Rocha illustrates this rare event in this emotional and inspirational short film, Momentos, based on the concept “life’s good.”

I found myself moved to tears by the end of the seven minute film. Momentos makes it abundantly apparent how priceless the relationships that we form with our loved ones truly are. I’m reminded to savor special moments so they may become precious memories.

Watch to discover why life is good, especially when you have people to share it with.


‘Amo la Vida’ by Nic Askew

Posted by    |    September 20th, 2011 at 8:00 am

We are not fans of talking head short films, but Julio Alalla is amazingly effective.  We selected ‘Amo la Vida’ for the YouPlusDallas short film network because this short film is all about the message.  Except for shooting this film in black and white, there is nothing about the method of shooting or special effects to talk about.  ‘Amo la Vida’ and this short film confirm in my mind that Julio Olalla is someone worth listening to.

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