Tagged: video

Walter: A Conversation w/ Andrew J. West and Anna Mastro

We were lucky to catch the film, Walter, and talk to director Anna Mastro and lead Andrew J. West. Be sure to check out the film in theaters now and on VOD.

Usvsfilm: What was it like adapting a short film to a feature length? Were there any obvious things that you wanted to change, or things that you wanted to add on from the short film?

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This is John

I had never actually seen any of the Duplass Brothers shorts. Most of you probably know James and I are huge fans of Mark, Jay and their commitment to releasing films. This is John is kind of everything I expected from one of their short films. A small struggle, a man recording his voicemail message, something we’ve all done before.
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Where We Are

Where We Are from David Cho on Vimeo.

Award goes to the shortest short film, there’s probably shorter, but I like this one. On the internet it’s hard holding someone’s attention since at any given moment they can click something and be watching two tortoises fucking or even cake farts (Don’t do it).

Where We Are’s stunning cinematography keeps your eyes glued for its timely duration avoiding any eager MTV generation from “changing the channel”.

The World Beyond the World

The World Beyond the World from Paxson Woelber on Vimeo.

Film is the beautiful marriage between imagery and sound. Nowhere does it state the imagery cannot be still photos though. In fact one of my favorite film’s La Jetee directed by Chris Marker solely relies on photos and went on to inspire Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys. Continue reading

Beginnings

First impressions mean everything, setting your film up gives the audience the tone and feeling you are about to take them on a ride with. A couple years ago we watched Oslo August 31st and it even ranked on James top 10 of 2012 if I remember correctly. The thing that I find most interesting about Oslo August 31st was this opening. Overall the film is very bleak, but brilliantly crafted and I look forward to anything Joachim Trier creates, hopefully a Jesse Eisenberg led “Louder Than Bombs”.

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No one survives…

Every music video director ever knows what I’m talking about when a shitty band or artist sends them a track that is in “need” of a video. If IceJJFish can get a music video so can you.  I’m not calling Nekrogoblikon bad it’s just not my type of metal. The important thing is how approachable this music video makes the music. Continue reading

Sisters

The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling singing dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross, (whose real names were Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel and Betsy Ann Ross). The Ross Sisters performed as a 3-part harmony trio, in which they also danced and did acrobatics and contortionism. Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the film Broadway Rhythm. A shortened version of this same clip also appears in the compilation film “That’s Entertainment! III” (1994).

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