Avoidance is a simple film exercise produced by the media training program that I lead. Continue reading Avoidance – a short film exercise
After – a simple short film exercise
A few weeks ago, I made this short film with the media school that I lead. It was a pretty good process. I wrote and directed the piece, and produced it with the help of 4 experienced staff and 8 students. Each of us on staff took on a different category of responsibility (directing, camera, lights, sound, & production design) and worked with 1 or 2 students to put the movie together. It’s short, it’s simple, but I think it came together well and communicates fairly successfully. Continue reading After – a simple short film exercise
On the media training program that I lead (and just completed a few weeks ago) we did this small video (less than a minute) as part of our teaching on directing films. It’s pretty simple, and was all shot in an hour or so, but it’s cute, and so worth a quick share (even if it’s not technically a Blue Towel project):
My Mise en Scène is Tingling
I don’t really know what to say about this project. It was conceived of and written in 2009 in Kyrgyzstan, but not produced until 2012 in Indonesia. It’s full of a number of obscure scriptwriting and film references that most people wouldn’t get, but I think that’s okay. And it’s loosely…very loosely…based on a real conversation. Continue reading My Mise en Scène is Tingling
500 People in 100 Seconds!
Look what I found!
There’s still lots of fun short film out there to be discovered, and this is something I just stumbled across that is well worth a look. Continue reading 500 People in 100 Seconds!
Confusion is Like Mustard
Well well well, here we go with this project. This was filmed and edited back in 1998 when I was working late one night with my good friend Dwight (co-author of True Blues) and we decided to just go for it. The quality is pretty shocking because of course it was done in glorious Hi-8, and because I’m still trying to figure out how to best digitally convert my VHS tapes in the best way. Continue reading Confusion is Like Mustard
Scout’s Honour – crazier than ever
And so recently the media school I teach on finished another version of Scout’s Honour – a simple script I wrote years ago that has been filmed in increasingly outlandish ways. This version goes as far as I could with both plot and character while adding a healthy dose of slapstick spectacle. It’s the first version I’ve done that has made me want to revisit these characters again someday. Enjoy it below Continue reading Scout’s Honour – crazier than ever
A short promotional video for an arts / media / spiritual discipleship program at the community that I am part of. I think it is very well done. Continue reading Our Stories…
“Malaria” – Like nothing I’ve seen
I saw this one someone else’s blog recently – I’m sorry I can’t remember who. But Malaria, by Edson Oda, is a short film that truly does tell it’s story in a way that I’ve never seen before. As someone interested in both film and comics, it was fascinating to see the way this piece blend the two forms. Ultimately, it is a movie (it takes the rate at which you experience the story out of your control, which I think would be a defining quality of a comic), but it employs graphic novel elements in a unique and fun way. Continue reading “Malaria” – Like nothing I’ve seen
My Children is the name of a new short video that my daughters and I came up with together, while sitting in a playground. Having seen their dad do a number of movies and also been involved in ourHanna Jo Stories, they are getting interested in the whole storytelling process. That, combined with a love for jumping on their father and abusing him has led to this little project. It’s on the newly renamed “Personal” page, as well as right here!