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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tales From SVA: First 16mm project - Critique

So today was the day that we showed the 16mm lighting project (linked below) to our class and production teacher. Over all I think our class was sort of bothered by the abstractness. it was uhm... maybe they liked it but weren't sure why. people complimented us afterwards though so that's nice.
Our teacher said the one thing he didn't like about it was the few shots of jackie dancing where it was hella dark and all you could see is like her arms. Cat's solo dancing was like that too. I think what happened there was that the contrast on the camera turned to black or something. the bolex we rented was slightly different and had some settings that I was never taught.
Anyone familiar with bolex cameras? cause this little triangle thing kept popping up in the bottom left of the viewfinder. anyone have any clue as to what that is?
p.s. morgan wanted me to have a little icon at the end of my posts so now I do.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bearded Child All Stars @ Power House

Indie Memphis will present Bearded Child All Stars on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. The screening will take place at Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson (between Main & Front Streets). Admission is free.

Northern Minnesota's Bearded Child Film Festival features a selection of experimental, low-budget, and extremely bizarre short films. For the past five years, the festival has thrived within the obscurity of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, a mill town of under 8000 people located 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis. In order to develop a niche within the crowded world of festivals, the Bearded Child specifically seeks out work that is often "too weird" or too "lo-fi" for many festivals. The festival has encouraged filmmakers to push the boundaries of corporate film culture, while entertaining local crowds of pseudo-lumberjacks and old women in the process - a curious venture to be sure. After five years of obscurity, the Bearded Child Film Festival is now crisscrossing the nation with a selection of "All Star" films from the past five years. The tour kicked off at the Burning Man Festival in late August. Attendees should expect a mix of experimental films, oddball comedies, and the bizarre. Many of the films have never been shown outside of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. For more information, visit: www.beardedchild.com

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tales From SVA: First 16mm project - Rough Cut

Some stuff didn't turn out
and
we realize it's kind of boring..
http://homepage.mac.com/john.tom/.public/Testify.mov

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