Two Recommendations

Posted by M ws On Saturday, March 24, 2012 0 comments
Recently, I came across this YouTube video clip called "The Door" which was nominated for the Academy Awards in 2010 for the live action short film category. Directed by Juanita Wilson and produced by James Flynn, "The Door" was filmed on location in Ukraine.

The clip is based on the painfully true story of a family victimized by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. Forced to evacuate quickly, the father later sneaks back to their old apartment in order to steal a door for a sad but important purpose.

Unfortunately, part 1 of the clip is missing. You can watch Part 2 AT THIS LINK.

Here's a fantastic review of the movie by Duncan:

The Door, a 17 minute film directed by Juanita Wilson and produced by James Flynn, has been nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards 2010. Filmed in Pripyat and Kiev, Ukraine, with Russian dialogue and English subtitles, The Door explores events associated with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster through the eyes of Nikolai (Igor Sigov), Anya (Juliette Gering) and their daughter Lena (Liliya Grechk). The film opens with an absurd act: stealing a door. This raises a question in the viewer’s mind, a question which is not answered until the final shot where the door’s purpose is revealed. Then, what had seemed an absurd act turns into a simple statement of human dignity, of people making sense of loss through ritual.

THE DOOR reflects the fact that it is based on someone’s testimony. Images are impressionistic, haunting, like fragments of memories which the viewer must piece together. Although the main character, Nikolai, gives us the facts, he himself is trying to make sense of them in his own mind. The story moves forwards and backwards in time, revealing the events retrospectively as the viewer bears witness to the universal tragedy of Chernobyl through the eyes of one man.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the entry and to view its captivating photographs.

I also came across this refreshing video made by a promising young man. According to the YouTube link:

"When you Love Someone" tells the story of a boy who tries to run away from his love, after realising that his memories are the only thing he still keeps from his past.

The idea for this project was to create a simple, yet inspiring video, something that could actually make people feel better, awakening deep feelings and emotions. While the original story doens't search for great attention, its potencial remains on the beauty of the images and landscapes, combined with the musical experience. Our goal was not to impress the public with a remarkable screenplay, but to give a brighter look to your day. We hope we did it. Thanks!

Shot with Canon EOS 550D/T2I, with lens 18-55mm and 80-200mm in somewhere near Cabeceiras de Basto, Portugal.
Edited on Sony Vegas Pro 9.0


Have a pleasant evening!

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