Monday, March 28, 2011

The five second film

I recently entered a 5 second film competition on Vimeo. ( )
I found it quite gratifying and a bit challenging. First off, five seconds is barely enough time to film a sneeze much less create a coherent "story". I found that I ended up filming almost 20 minutes of footage that got boiled down to approximately 18 seconds. I couldn't make it any smaller so I "cheated". By using a series of 6 frames, each showing  a portion of the sequence, the project was salvaged. I  staggered (time-wise) the in-out points so the video had somewhat of a flow. I didn't win, but it forced me to delve deeper into this craft in an unforeseen way!

Morning Glory from John Phillips on Vimeo.

Check out some of the best projects (in my opinion) from this competition.

Here are the links to the winners.

Congratulations to the Winners !!

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