Thursday, April 10, 2008

"A Brief, Bright Flash of Red Light"

This is a short film that I created.



Thanks to Nathan from Beyond Modernity for discussing Nietzschean values, feminist values, and the meaning of this film (before it was finished) on one of the earlier posts, "On Women Being Murderous in the Movies".

6 comments:

Muser said...

I enjoyed the film immensely. The riff on the femme fatale is great, and the subtitles-during-airplane and full-to-bursting ashtray made me laugh. Wonderful visual ideas (I hear that's important in cinema) and locations. Terrific editing. Well done.

Acumensch said...

We were going for Tacoma-ness when we put in the airplane noises. And since one of the prompts we had was "French film" we figured subtitles, lots of one-on-one conversations, semi-romantic confusion, and cigarettes. Greg said "Every French film needs to have cigarettes."

Muser said...

Ah, I see: you had prompts. You got some great shots. I hope the film won something.

Acumensch said...

And actually, since I'm on the Praxis Imago staff, I was the one who came up with the prompts... LoL. But I came up with a bunch so we weren't sure which ones our team would get ;)

No, this film didn't win anything. Foolish Pleasures is mostly for students to make funny films. You know, "college humor". Whatever that is.

Nathan said...

I've come away with a different perspective after having watched the film. I've posted the film on my personal blog, (Beyond Modernity is a joint project with Jared from Sportive Thoughts. Nonetheless, when I get some more time, I'm going to write a film review.

Acumensch said...

Wow, a film review, thanks! Go ahead and critique away, I'm not attached to this film in any parturient sense at all. I was more interested while editing what role the camera-handlers and editors have in shaping content into a certain perspective, and what it then looks like to the spectators. Or, in general, how film successfully or unsuccessfully shapes perspective.