Sydney-based film makers Jason van Genderen (director), Shane Emmett (producer), and John Roy (music composer) created an amazing short that just won $20,000 and Best Film at Tropfest NY 2008 (which I believe is the world’s largest short film festival). The best part is that it was shot on a total budget of $57, and captured using cellphones, nothing else!
Jessica over at Pacific Cinematheque (great non-profit threatre here in downtown Vancouver) just let me know that on Monday October 20th (7:30pm) they will be screening some of the best work from Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie Chainletter Tapes. Female filmmakers/artists were invited to submit work to July, the work was then compiled onto videotapes and mailed back out to everyone who contributed. So if you submitted something you recieved a tape of your own work along with an assortment of other artists’ work. Cool idea.
Jan Schoenwiesner shot Visual Music, his graduate film, with a DV camera and a homemade 35mm lens adapter! This is what I’m talkin about! So what you don’t have Canon 5D MKII! You might not even have a DV camera! My friend Ryan made a fisheye lens for his point & shoot using a peephole from Home Depot! Quit moping around because you don’t have the latest equipment – just go out and make it happen – get creative with what you got!
YES. FINALLY. In all my running around and vacationing during August I missed the exciting announcement that a Criterion edition of Bottle Rocket will finally be released on November 25th 2008. Of course it will get the full Criterion treatment and come with extras galore, including the original thirteen-minute black-and-white Bottle Rocket short film from 1992.
In keeping with the theme of double v’s, I present you with Nevver. The premise is simple, Peter posts one img and one mp3 every day. Two reasons why it works. 1 – Peter’s taste in music is excellent and 2 – The images are all from random films that would please even the most hardcore cinephiles. Take a look, you’ll be hooked in no time.