Posts Tagged ‘shortfilm’

Shooting Selfies with Strangers Using a 16mm Bolex Film Camera

Short-film makers Adrian Morphy and Marissa Bergougnou of Rhymes with Orange did an interesting little social experiment recently. They had a guy named Geoffrey Cork stand on a street and ask passersby to stop and pose for a selfie with him. It wasn’t just a smartphone selfie, though, but also one shot with a bulky 16mm Bolex motion picture camera. The black-and-white cinematic selfies turned out pretty well.

Retoucher Becci Manson on Using Her Skills to Make a Difference in the World

Retouching gets a bad rap these days due to the way it can distort truth and cause unrealistic expectations of human beauty, but retoucher Becci Manson is working to change that. The 12-minute profile above offers a look at how Manson works and how she is trying to make a difference, both in the retouching industry and outside the creative world.

Manson has worked with photographers such as Claire Rosen, Annie Leibovitz, and Christopher Griffith. After the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Manson traveled to Japan and helped organize a network of volunteers to restore 150,000 damaged photos for the victims. In 2012, we shared a TED talk she gave about the project and experience.

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Taking Pictures: A Cute Animated Short About Love and Photography

Animator and photography enthusiast Simon Taylor created this short animated film titled “Taking Pictures.” It’s a cute little story of two photographers who meet while taking pictures in a park and connect over their love for photography. You can find a behind-the-scene video showing how one particular scene was created here.

Hundreds of Photos of New York City Turned Into a Flowing Visual Experience

When Israeli freelance artist Ynon Lan visited New York City earlier this year, he wanted to capture the things he saw in a way that conveyed the constant energy he felt as he walked around. He then came up with the idea of taking thousands of still photographs of particular themes and combine them afterward into a video as a flowing visual experience.
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‘Photographs': A Touching Animated Short About an Old Lady and a Polaroid Camera

“Photographs” is a touching 6-minute-long animated short film about an elderly woman who comes across an old (but working) Polaroid camera. She begins snapping instant photo selfies and uses those images to relive her younger days.

The film was created back in 2010 as an undergraduate animation thesis project by animators Brendan Clogher and Christina Manrique while they were studying at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

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Iconic Che Guevara Photograph Brought to Life in an Experimental Short Film

The short film above, titled “Che – A Moment in Time,” was created entirely out of still photographs. Animator Bennie Melwin created the experimental short film by taking historical photographs — including the iconic “Guerrillero Heroico” photo of Che Guevara — and bringing the scenes to life through clever digital trickery.
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An Inspiring Video About a Landscape Photographer Hunting for a Perfect Moment

23-year-old videographer Nejc Miljak created this inspiring short film about Slovenian landscape photographer Janez Tolar. It’s titled, “Before You Wake Up”.

In the early hours when you probably sleep and dream, he discovers the world around us. His passion is nature and it’s landscapes. With his camera he capture it’s magic.

“I wake up early so I can wake the sun up, not the other way around,” Tolar says.
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Reely and Truly: A Fascinating Short Film About the Nature of Photography Today

Editor’s note: This short film contains some explicit language and images.


Watching photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon‘s short film Reely and Truly is, at times, a jarring experience. One moment you’re talking about fashion photography, the next you’re exploring New York City’s underbelly.

But that is exactly the experience Lebon intended to create as he explores with you the breadth of photography today in a film that is as much an ode to the art of photography as it is a piece of photographic art itself. Read more…

BTS: Using Simple IKEA Lighting and Clever Editing to Bring a Short Horror Film to Life

In the above video by filmmaker David Sandberg, we see once again how, as with many things in the creative world, simple is quite often better. The behind-the-scenes video shows how he used nothing more than an IKEA lamp, some existing lights in his house, a coffer, and a bit of clever editing to put together a quality short horror film.

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A Life With Leica: An Inspirational Look at One Photographer’s Photographic Philosophy

A Life With Leica is a short film shot by the creative minds over at Northpass Media that takes a look at the life and work of Denmark-based photographer Thorsten von Overgaard. In it, Overgaard shares his inspirational and refreshing outlook on how he approaches his photography and what it is that keeps him ticking.

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