Posts Tagged ‘Short Films’

Short Films: “Table For One”

Posted by    |    July 1st, 2013 at 12:55 pm

In the past, I haven’t spent much time with short films, but just recently I saw one that caught my eye. Table For One tells the story of Philip, who is constantly looking for something more in his life and one day comes home to find his world upside down as his apartment has been transformed into a real life restaurant. Part of the “Short Of The Week” short film series, Table For One is original, simple, funny, and all around well done.

Philip is an everyday guy with average, boring problems. Everything in Philips’s life seems to be in limbo as he is waiting for something great to happen at work, in his love life, etc. Table For One starts off with Philip at work speaking to his boss. After an awkward and unsuccessful meeting, Philip goes back to his desk and begins talking with one of his female colleagues, who happens to be extremely attractive. One thing leads to another and the two decide they might get together later that night. Fast forward to Philip arriving home after work, and this is where the film gets interesting: Philip’s apartment has been turned into a restaurant. The rest of the film is fresh, hilarious, and very entertaining as Philip experiences what its like to wait for a table in his own home, a metaphor for his entire life of waiting. (more…)

Lesson for the Day

Posted by    |    September 29th, 2012 at 11:08 am

Shot in Dallas, this crew cleverly exposes the steps to using a car to create solid shots for short films.

The Cinema

Posted by    |    September 2nd, 2012 at 10:02 am

One group’s vision of great cinema plays out in this well crafted short film on cinema.

1 Second Everyday – Age 30

Posted by    |    July 30th, 2012 at 9:19 am

In a video reminiscent of the 2006 Youtube video, Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 6 Years, Cesar Kuriyama has filmed one second of video in every day of his life.

Kuriyama gave a TED talk on the video, saying that he plans to continue this project for the rest of his life. “If I live to 80, I will have a five-hour video that summarizes 50 years of my life,” he says. It is interesting to see how much of life we skip over in our memories: not every day for Kuriyama is action-packed and adventure-filled, but documenting the lazy days gives us an insight into not only Kuriyama’s life, but our own.

This may inspire thousands of budding videographers to engage in their own expanding one-second-a-day autobiographies, but Kuriyama’s dedication will definitely be a force to be reckoned with.

A SPARK

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

A SPARK, written and directed by Christian Vasquez, provides the viewer with some high schoolers’ takes on the need for renewable energy, complete with some interesting visuals.

Vasquez is a Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts graduate, and headed to University of Texas at Arlington.

An Interview with Film Maker Salomon Ligthelm

Posted by    |    July 8th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Salomon Ligthelm is one of our favorite film makers.  We have posted his work many times on our website.  Mograph TV interviewed Ligthelm a year ago.

EXTRANJERO

Posted by    |    June 25th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

The excerpts below taken from the review of award winning short film on the Sundance Channel.

EXTRANJERO, shot over just two days, gives the viewer a unique and unusual take on immigration as it follows a refugee trying to run from his past as well as the confusion in his own mind. Lumb, 32, from north London, and Campbell, 31, also from north London, met as flat mates six years ago and submitted the short film after friends encouraged them to.

Launched in November 2011, the Short Film Competition, a collaborative effort with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Ravensbourne, invited UK-based filmmakers to enter original pieces between three and five minutes in length around the theme ‘Story of Our Time.’ In addition to EXTRANJERO, finalists for the competition were: BONSAI, by Ben Williams; TWO DOORS DOWN, by Scott Ward; THE STORY OF OUR TIME, by Sam Gould; and THIS FILM WAS SHOT ON DIGITAL, by Ian Waldron Mantgani.

Lumb said:  “EXTRANJERO is quite an experimental film.  We wanted to comment on people you don’t really know about, and EXTRANJERO was the result.  Winning the competition is a dream for both us.  As film geeks it’s amazing to be associated with Sundance.”

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said: “The jury was struck by the high level of craft and ingenuity in the submissions.  Filmmakers embraced the theme ‘Story of Our Time’ and created wonderfully diverse and entertaining films. Ultimately the jury selected EXTRANJERO for its commanding cinematic storytelling and arresting visuals that offer an alternate perspective on an imperative global issue.”

Chris Roberts, Leader of Greenwich Council added:  “We are delighted to support Sundance London, and this competition will help showcase our local filmmakers to the world. The Royal Borough of Greenwich has a wealth of locations that includes everything from industrial warehouses, the largest expanse of parkland in London, historic buildings and a wealth of riverfront locations. The rich diversity of locations makes Royal Greenwich an ideal backdrop to film and have attracted productions as diverse as CHILDREN OF MEN and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.”

Checkmate

Posted by    |    June 12th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

 

International Short Film Festival of India, 16th London Turkish Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival 2010, Walthamstow International Film Festival, and Angel Moving Image Festival.

 

STAFF MEETING VIDEO: THE MOVIE NSFW – Language

Posted by    |    May 8th, 2012 at 5:24 am

Is this a film about an agency that makes films deciding to make a films about changing their products from major films to staff meeting films?   Line of the film:  It’s so meta it doesn’t even recognize itself without existing.  Really?  Who came up with meeting videos anyway?  Would this happen in Downtown Dallas?  Downtown Ft. Worth?  Frisco?  Did Miles Fisher get top billing over Charlize Theron?  Is it because he looks like Tom Cruise?  Would Tom Cruise take top billing over Charilze Theron?

Directed by Dave Green: http://www.davegreen.com

Starring Miles Fisher: http://milesfisher.com/
Charlize Theron
Shawn Levy
Max Landis
Kyle Mooney
Brian Sacca
Joe Cobden
Alex Beh
Written by Henry Gayden
Produced by Ryan Hendricks
DP: Benji Bakshi
Art: Nick Nakahara & Rachel Kondrath
AC: Ted Hayden

 

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.