Avoidance is a simple film exercise produced by the media training program that I lead. Continue reading Avoidance – a 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):
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
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!
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
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…
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!