About: I made this film a while ago, I think over memorial day weekend. This film is different, because it is the first artsy film that I made. After going to the Davis Shorts film festival, and seeing my friend’s film “The Disneyland Dream” I was inspired to make my own artsy film. So I did. I don’t have a DSLR, so I was stuck to my other cameras. None of them could do Pull Focus though… except my iPhone I found out. You’re like “An iPhone is better than your 100$ camcorder and 300$ point and shoot” and I’m like “Yes, yes it is.” Apple if your reading this, your iPhone has AMAZING video quality and capabilities. And the makers of the app Manual, if you’re reading this, your app is basically a 3 dollar DSLR. With this equipment, I could easily make an artsy video with great perception of field and amazing video quality. Production took one day and editing took like 5 hours. All in all a pretty cool video with. (and a pretty good song too).
Contribution: All me. EVERY aspect of production was me. I edited acted and yes, I filmed the whole thing as well. Well a bit of credit to my tripod. You’ll be like “how did you do that over-the-shoulder shot though” and I’ll be like “I held a tripod very awkwardly behind me.” All of the shots were all filmed by me with no other cameraman on set. And I edited on FCPX and yes, I’ve been longboarding for like 7 years now and do lots of stunt videos as well. So I did all the stunts in the video as well.
Publication: I made the video for the Pence Gallery (local gallery in Davis,Ca where I live) Createfest. I had like 4 people ask me to submit an “artsy video” so I made on. I might bring it to the next Davis Shorts or put it on TV as well.
Festival: It was pretty cool. The whole event was organized by teens in the community that are doing an internship there at the Pence. The festival was upstairs. I walked in to an empty room with films playing on a loop. One was just ending and mine came directly after. I watched mine with my dad and stayed for the others. My friend’s Disneyland film played (because I made her enter it) and then a there was another film by a photographer in my grade. I didn’t know she did film too, but I suppose they are too very similar medias. It was pretty good. Our 3 films were the best ones there probably, because the others were so bad and weird that they aren’t even worth mentioning (harsh but true). The rest of the festival was kinda cool, I knew like half the people there and a good friend of mine was doing henna. So I talked with them a bit and looked around at the other art work. It was pretty cool all in all. I want to get involved next year.